An explosive influx of visitors from abroad have just swarmed in as tourist season takes Israel by storm. While foreigners are drawn to the Tel Aviv beach strip or Jerusalem’s main attractions at first, what really captures them is the incredibly diverse and daring Israeli culture, including the country’s awe-inspiring galleries and museums. From twirled paper to plastelina, cats & dogs, and politically-charged displays, we’ve got the lowdown on the must-visit Israeli art exhibitions to hit up when the Mediterranean sun becomes too much to handle.
July’s must-see Israeli art exhibitions
When was the last time you could pet a piece of art in a museum? Whether you prefer dogs over cats or vice versa, a new, experiential exhibition for the whole family at the Israel Museum will make visitors look at their beloved pets in a different light.
Sari Wurtman brings new meaning to the term 'paper trail' with a solo exhibition on the art of rolling paper
Paper seems to be a common theme in the Holy Land this summer. First, the Eretz Israel Museum redefined the everyday staple in their new exhibition 'On the Edge - Israeli Paper.'
A new, original and wide-ranging international exhibition has a familiar and much admired subject at its center – plastelina (play dough clay). Plastelina ART invites visitors to the exhibition to discover, imagine, create, and enable the material to sprout wings.
The "Red over Yellow" exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art creates a new narrative about the art of art collecting
"Art collecting is a passion—the collector finds a work of art, falls in love with it and cannot let go" While an artwork's story starts well before its birth, the narrative of that oeuvre continues long past its point of creation.
Toy Visit 2 © Ron Yehezkel Take a nostalgic journey to the world of transportation toys from the 20th century. It has taken Beni Yeruham decades of diligent collecting to acquire each and every car, plane, and boat on display in this brand new exhibit at the Beit Meirov Gallery.