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Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art (27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd, The Golda Meir Cultural and Art Center, Tel Aviv) — Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a municipal museum, one of Israel’s leading artistic and cultural institutions. The museum comprises various departments: The Department of Israeli Art, which holds a comprehensive collection of local art from the beginning of the 20th century to the present; the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, which encompasses international works from the mid-19th century to the present; the Department of Prints and Drawings; the Department of Photography; the Department of Architecture and Design; and the Old Masters Department, with art from the 16th to the 19th century.

 

The museum is currently situated in three main buildings: The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, built in the heart of the city in 1959, was the museum’s abode for twelve years and today showcases mainly temporary exhibitions; the Main Building on Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, which opened in 1971; and adjacent to it, the new Herta and Paul Amir Building, inaugurated in the Fall of 2011, which doubled the museum’s exhibition space. Designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen, this innovative building is an international landmark at the center of Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital. Admission: NIS 50 (adult), NIS 40 (student), NIS 25 (seniors / soldier), free for children up to 18. Hours: 10 am – 4 pm (Monday, Wednesday), 10 am – 8 pm (Tuesday, Thursday), 10 am – 2 pm (Friday), 10 am – 4 pm (Saturday). Closed on Sunday.