Art & Culture

The best in art, museums, theater, dance, opera and performances in Israel

The Jewish Agency's Photography Exhibit
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The Jewish Agency's Photography Exhibit

The Jewish Agency's Photography Exhibit titled “One to Ninety” is being displayed at the Ben Gurion Airport, depicting the story of the agency as it celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. 

EPOS: The International Art Film Festival
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EPOS: The International Art Film Festival

EPOS, the International Film and Arts Festival, is Israel's first film festival dedicated entirely to encounters between the various arts and cinema. 

Jeff Koons is on his way to Tel Aviv with a striking, new exhibition
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Jeff Koons is on his way to Tel Aviv with a striking, new exhibition

For the first time in Israel, Jeff Koons, one of the world's most influential and famous American artists, will exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art this March

Van Gogh-ing to Israel: World-renowned exhibition to arrive in Herzliya
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Van Gogh-ing to Israel: World-renowned exhibition to arrive in Herzliya

Millions of visitors in more than fifty cities around the world have got to watch the wonder that Van Gogh - The Exhibition and now it has arrived in Israel

The Israel Museum: 5 exciting exhibitions to catch soon
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The Israel Museum: 5 exciting exhibitions to catch soon

Get to Jerusalem's Israel Museum to see these extraordinary exhibitions while you still have the chance.

Must-see art exhibitions

Emoglyphs: from Hieroglyphs to the Emoji
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Emoglyphs: from Hieroglyphs to the Emoji

During the succeeding millennia, these crude and limiting symbols were replaced by roughly 20 signs representing sounds rather than ideas, evolving into today's much more dynamic alphabet used by most of Western society. But oddly enough, the reemergence of picture writing has made a comeback in the Cyber Age in an unexpected way: the Emoji. By presenting the metamorphosis of picture writing from Antiquity through modern times, Emoglyphs illuminates the timeless power of the picture to act as a complex and sophisticated system of communication. The exhibition is designed by Shirley Yahalomi, who uses film and multimedia projections to showcase a wealth of archeological finds from ancient Egypt within the context of contemporary Emoji use. 

New exhibitions at the Israel Museum
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New exhibitions at the Israel Museum

From Ancient Greece to Neverland, these upcoming exhibits at the Israel Museum are a great way to spend some time indoors and away from the heat. 

Israeli dance & theater

Spring Forth: China's most important dance company is coming to Israel
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Spring Forth: China's most important dance company is coming to Israel

The Yang Liping Dance Company, one of China's most important dance troupes, arrives in Israel with the work "The Rite of Spring", and presents an operatic-scale performance that strikes all the senses. 

Basel Ballet - Carmen
Dance

Basel Ballet - Carmen

By focusing on violence and passion, Johan Inger hopes to bring out the archetypes and undertones of youth and innocence. Combined with Bizet and Marc Alvarez's original music, Inger's choreography aims to reunite the youthful loves with sexy gypsy spells. Carmen is a performance originally created by Roland Petit and his company, Les Ballets de Paris, which has since become a classic in the world of dance. Basel aims to freshen up the 1949 original to fit into the world of the 21st Century

Sankai Juko - Ushio Amagastu
Dance

Sankai Juko - Ushio Amagastu

The world-renowned Japanese dance company returns to Israel.

Yan Li Ping - Rite of Spring
Theater

Yan Li Ping - Rite of Spring

Yan Li Ping's captivating work that has been enjoyed by audiences in Israel and all over the world, will be showcasing the cycle of life from birth through death to rebirth. The violent reality of life is a central theme for Yan Li Ping, who examines the human condition from an Eastern perspective. Rite of Spring features sounds by Stravinsky alongside traditional Tibetan music and the spectacular choreography of Yan Li Ping.  

Cirque du Soleil - Kooza
Theater

Cirque du Soleil - Kooza

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Israel once again, promising their best performance yet.

Top Israeli dance companies

Jerusalem Vertigo Dance Company
Dance

Jerusalem Vertigo Dance Company

Take a journey with Vertigo Dance Company

Batsheva Dance Company
Dance

Batsheva Dance Company

Israel’s biggest and most renowned dance company

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
Dance

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

A contemporary dance company born of kibbutz beauty

Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company
Dance

Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company

A creative dance company

Yasmeen Godder Dance Company
Dance

Yasmeen Godder Dance Company

Award winning Israeli choreographer Yasmeen Godder, solo artist and company founder

Best museums in Israel

The best Jewish art galleries and museums
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The best Jewish art galleries and museums

Israeli art galleries and museums host some of the best Jewish art around

The best museums in Israel
Museums

The best museums in Israel

Go on a cultural field-trip to the most inspiring museums in the country

The best Israeli art galleries
Art

The best Israeli art galleries

When it comes to contemporary design, Israelis do two things very well: fashion and art.

Jerusalem’s must-visit museums and Israeli art galleries
Art

Jerusalem’s must-visit museums and Israeli art galleries

When God gives you paint, make artwork

Haifa’s 9 most historically rich museums
Museums

Haifa’s 9 most historically rich museums

Haifa's museums are as richly diverse as its inhabitants

Israeli culture: ten performing arts centres worth a ticket
Theater

Israeli culture: ten performing arts centres worth a ticket

Top dance companies, outstanding orchestras and encore-worthy musicals

Classical music in Israel

The Chamber Music Centre
Music

The Chamber Music Centre

More than a music conservatory

Netanya Kibbutz
Music

Netanya Kibbutz

An orchestra on a kibbutz?

The Israeli Opera - Tel Aviv
Music

The Israeli Opera - Tel Aviv

Consistently delivering stellar shows for over seventy years

Be´er Sheva Performing Arts Center
Art

Be´er Sheva Performing Arts Center

The Be´er Sheva Performing Arts center was founded in the early 1970’s by two actresses: Margalit Stander and Naomi Blumenthal. After being founded, the center suffered a rocky start, with difficulties in finding patrons and actors to take part in productions. However, the staff believed in the performing arts center and it garnered more support throughout the years. Today, it houses two of Be´er Sheva's most prominent performing arts groups; the Be´er Sheva Symphony Orchestra and the Be´er Sheva Theater. In addition to musical and theatrical productions, the performing arts center also hosts many events and conventions.

The Culture Palace (or Charles Bronfman Auditorium)
Music

The Culture Palace (or Charles Bronfman Auditorium)

Eighty years of musical magic at this enormous concert hall