Art & Culture

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

Explore time & space with Petach Tikva Museum of Art's newest exhibition
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Explore time & space with Petach Tikva Museum of Art's newest exhibition

As part of the cultural season of France and Israel 2018, the Petach Tikva Museum of Art presents “The Great Atlas of Disorientation,” by artist Tatiana Trouve.   Born in Italy, but living and working in Paris, Tatiana Trouve has exhibited in various solo shows around the world, ranging from the Red Brick Beijing to the Pompidou Center in Paris and Central Park in New York. She has won several awards and has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, the Biennale in Lyon, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and more. In her new solo exhibit at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, spanning two main exhibition halls of the museum, the first space contains "The Great Atlas of Disorientation," and inhabits a series of sculptural objects. It is a seemingly kind of temporary shelter, made of cast bronze, aluminum and copper, cast on the basis of cardboard. Affixed to the sides of these structures are old diaries, various objects (a soap bar, a compass, and so forth). Logs are displayed alongside older objects and other materials. © ELAD SARIG PHOTOGRAPHY The works are of cast-iron sculptures, drowned in symbols, formulas, and various maps, navigational maps – some national and some celestial maps – elements that relate to a variety of times and cultures. Various cracked objects are scattered in this land, due to the passage of time. The purposeful disquiet of the space also intuits a sense of implicit danger that arises both from one’s awareness of the geolog

Joel Morrison's "The Center of the Universe"
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Joel Morrison's "The Center of the Universe"

The acclaimed Alon Segev Gallery will open a solo exhibition for international artist, Joel Morrison, coinciding with the inauguration of the gallery's new location on Hamanoa Street in Tel Aviv

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

Whether you’re a first time visitor or a seasoned veteran, when looking for things to do in Jerusalem, it’s impossible to conquer every artifact in Jewish history, Jerusalem restaurant, and under-the-radar site. Throw in Jewish art galleries and top tier museums in Israel and you’re looking at an Israeli culture overload, in the best of ways. 

When the sun goes down - Sarona comes alive
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When the sun goes down - Sarona comes alive

Sarona continues its tradition of stellar summer events, attracting tens of thousands of visitors every summer. Every evening, expect a range of activities, rich in content, open to the public, and free of charge.

Design Museum Holon presents "Sagmeister & Walsh: A Retrospective"
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Design Museum Holon presents "Sagmeister & Walsh: A Retrospective"

Nestled on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, in the city of Holon, sits a gem of a museum dedicated entirely to design. Design Museum Holon does not merely curate rotating exhibitions in its gallery spaces; rather, every five months, the network of rooms and hallways housed inside Ron Arad's architecturally stunning building transform into an interactive, informative, and above all, inspiring demonstration of top designers, fashion icons, and private collections from Israel and abroad.   

Must-see art exhibitions

Beit Hatfutsot delivers a gut-busting exhibition on Jewish humor
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Beit Hatfutsot delivers a gut-busting exhibition on Jewish humor

Jews have earned their reputation as the "comedians of the modern world"

Arieh Sharon: Architect of the State
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Arieh Sharon: Architect of the State

In honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, examine one of the most active Israeli architects of the 20th century, who literally built the country as it grew into the landscape we enjoy today. The exhibit presents a comprehensive view and critical examination of Sharon’s shaping of Israeli space. Working through historical contexts heavy with meaning, he designed kibbutzim, residential buildings, office buildings, hospitals, university campuses, and the first master plan for the State. With blueprints, illustrations, models, photographs, letters, and more, the exhibit charts Sharon’s personal and professional life as well as his role in structuring the country.

Christian Boltanski
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Christian Boltanski

Head to the Israel Museum this summer to experience “decades of creativity carrying local and historical significance while posing human questions beyond place and time"

Oren Eliav: How to Disappear Completely
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Oren Eliav: How to Disappear Completely

Young Israeli painter, Oren Eliav, works with an intricate mixed media process to create his fascinating and novel oil painting technique. For his new exhibition at the Israel Museum, Eliav has illustrated the story of Lucretia through a combination of digital reproduction and distortion of images with traditional oil painting. Relating to her relationship with Rome’s tyrannical ruler and her suicide, Eliav explores the story said to have led to the tyranny’s demise and the establishment of the first Roman Republic. In 20 large-scale paintings, visitors can take various routes and wander through a great multitude of different potential interpretations of this legendary story.

Israeli dance & theater

The top five Israeli dance companies
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The top five Israeli dance companies

The Israeli dance scene has made impressive contributions to Israeli culture for decades now. For nearly thirty years, Israel’s most preeminent contemporary choreographer and Gaga guru, Ohad Naharin, has transformed Neve Tzedek’s Suzanne Dellal Center into a dancing dreamland, while kibbutzim companies and Jerusalem’s Vertigo continue to surprise their audiences. From modern performances on the periphery to traditional dancing in Jaffa, these five dance companies go above and beyond the Israeli art form, paving their way towards international fame. Get your culture junky fix this month.  

Dive into this spectacular contemporary dance event: 2018 Diver Festival
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Dive into this spectacular contemporary dance event: 2018 Diver Festival

Diver Festival is an annual festival that combines dance and performance shows with a unique and distinctive voice from Israel and abroad, along with lectures, talks, and workshops. 

Suzanne Dellal's Festival of Festivals is kicking off this summer
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Suzanne Dellal's Festival of Festivals is kicking off this summer

The 2018 International Season: 200 dancers and creators part of 21 companies from around the world will perform in four electrifying months of international dance

800 dancers from around the world gather for Ashdod’s Ballroom Dancing Festival
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800 dancers from around the world gather for Ashdod’s Ballroom Dancing Festival

From ages 4 to 65, some of the world’s best ballroom dancers will gather in Israel’s ballroom dancing capital for a vibrant day of competitions and performances in a multitude of styles

An interview with Zurich Ballet choreographer, Christian Spuck
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An interview with Zurich Ballet choreographer, Christian Spuck

"Anna Karenina is a story about a woman who sacrifices everything for love. But it is more than that."

Top Israeli dance companies

Jerusalem Vertigo Dance Company
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Jerusalem Vertigo Dance Company

Take a journey with Vertigo Dance Company

Batsheva Dance Company
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Batsheva Dance Company

Israel’s biggest and most renowned dance company

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
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Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

A contemporary dance company born of kibbutz beauty

Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company
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Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company

A creative dance company

Yasmeen Godder Dance Company
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Yasmeen Godder Dance Company

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

Best museums in Israel

The best Israeli art galleries
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The best Israeli art galleries

A must see list for Israeli art lovers and collectors alike

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

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

When God gives you paint, make artwork

Israeli culture: ten performing arts centres worth a ticket
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Israeli culture: ten performing arts centres worth a ticket

Top dance companies, outstanding orchestras and encore-worthy musicals

The best museums in Israel
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The best museums in Israel

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

Haifa’s 9 most historically rich museums
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Haifa’s 9 most historically rich museums

Haifa's museums are as richly diverse as its inhabitants

Classical music in Israel

The Chamber Music Centre
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The Chamber Music Centre

More than a music conservatory

Netanya Kibbutz
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Netanya Kibbutz

An orchestra on a kibbutz?

The Israeli Opera - Tel Aviv
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The Israeli Opera - Tel Aviv

Consistently delivering stellar shows for over seventy years

Be´er Sheva Performing Arts Center
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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)
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The Culture Palace (or Charles Bronfman Auditorium)

Eighty years of musical magic at this enormous concert hall