Tel Aviv Museum of Art

About this place

Israel has some incredible museums; among them is the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The museum's focus is on modern and contemporary art and holds Old Masters (16th-19th centuries). In addition, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art has one of the world’s largest Israeli art collections. The museum is spread through three venues – the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion; the Main Building and the adjacent Herta and Paul Amir Building. The newest wing of the museum was opened in 2011 alongside of the museum’s main building. It houses the Israeli Architecture Archives and exhibitions of photography and visual arts. The building covers 5.6km²  spread over five floors. The museum building was the creation of Preston Scott Cohen.

In addition, there is a youth wing; a Sculpture Garden, and Art Education Center. The museum holds collections of classic and contemporary art with a focus on Israeli art. If you are looking for things to do in Tel Aviv, then this Tel Aviv museum offers unbeatable value for money. The entrance is reasonable and all visitors under 18 years old enter for free.

Herta and Paul Amir Building

The Herta and Paul Amir Building has become a modern landmark in the city. The dramatic architecture includes 2 floors above ground and 3 below ground all spiraling around a central atrium. Each gallery is built on different axes stacked one above the other. The galleries overlook the 26-meter high atrium through long windows in angular walls. Natural light floods in through the atrium skylight. The building has a triangular shape with rectangular galleries. The exterior has tessellated concrete walls with multiple angles and windows matching the rectangular and triangular panels.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art holds Diverse Art Genres and Medium

The museum’s art collection has pieces representing many of the dominant modern art movements by leading artists. See work from French art movements; Impressionism; Post-Impressionism; German Expressionism; Futurism; Fauvism; Russian Constructivism and Surrealism movements. In addition, there are works by the greatest artists of the early 20th century. In addition to paintings, you can see sculptures, prints, drawings, architecture, photography, installations, and visual arts.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art displays works by Leading Artists

Among the prominent artists included in the museum collection, there are the pieces by Picasso; Chaim Soutine; Joan Miro, and Roy Lichtenstein who’s created a mural specifically for the museum entrance. The museum holds works by Friedericke Maria Beer; Gustav Klimt and Kandinsky. You can see works by Pollock, Andre Masson, Richard Pousette-Dart; Yves Tanguy, and Roberto Matta. The museum also holds work by van Gogh, Marc Chagall, Pissarro, Reuven Rubin, and Anselm Kiefer. Among the outstanding Israeli works, there are pieces by Nahum Gutman; Itzhak Danziger; Aviva Uri; Moshe Gershuni and Michal Na’aman.

Visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art for its Impressive Galleries

In 2011 the Amir Building was added adjacent to the main museum building. The building holds an Israeli Architectural Archive and galleries focused on visual arts and photography. The innovative museum building was designed by leading architect Preston Scott Cohen and features 1718 m² of gallery space on five floors.

Permanent and Temporary Exhibits

In addition to the permanent collection on display, the museum features temporary exhibits by well-known artists and group shows. It is also a popular venue for special events like screenings, shows, and festivals.

Practical Information:

Opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Sat 10 am-6 pm; Tues, Thurs 10 am-9 pm; Fri 10 am-2 pm and Sunday the museum is closed. Information: 03 6077020. 

Admission: Adults 50ILS; Tel Aviv residents 40ILS; students 40ILS; children under 18yrs free; seniors 25ILS. Children under 13 years must be accompanied by an adult and one adult can be responsible for up to three children.