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Tel-Aviv museum or artFounded in 1932, the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art is Israel’s largest art museum. Its permanent exhibition presents an impressive collection of Israeli and international masterpieces.

With its sculpture garden and 2011 new wing, the museum is also an architectural marvel, a significant cultural getaway in the heart of the bustling metropolis.

History of Tel-Aviv’s Museum of Art

The first mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff, envisioned the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. It was founded in his own private home on Rothschild Boulevard.

State Declared in the Museum?!

On May 14th, 1948, Ben-Gurion decided to use the main hall of Tel-Aviv’s museum of Art to declare of the state of Israel. Its central location, public space, and thick wall were best suited for the dramatic event during the 1948 Israeli-Arab War.

With its collection growing steadily in 1971, the municipality relocated to a new and bigger home on Shaul Hamelekh (King Saul) Boulevard. The museum could showcase its vast collections, including a garden sculpture and space for changing exhibitions. Furthermore 2011, a new wing, a masterpiece, was added to the museum. Designed by P.S. Cohen, the angled structure, with a texture of smoothed concrete, is striking, both inside and out.

Touring the Tel-Aviv Art Museum

The museum is open every day of the week and charges an admission fee. Following the museum’s website for current exhibits, events, activities, and workshops is recommended. The Tel-Aviv museum is an excellent experience for art lovers, and not only.

A tour of the Tel-Aviv Art Museum can be combined with a guided day tour of Jaffa and Tel-Aviv.

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