Tel-Aviv Museum of Art
Founded in 1932, the Tel-Aviv Museum 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 great cultural getaway in the heart of the bustling metropolis.
History of Tel-Aviv’s Museum of Art
Tel Aviv Museum of Art was envisioned by the first mayor of Tel-Aviv, Meir Dizengoff. It was founded in his own private home, on Rothschild Boulevard.
State Decleared in the Museum?!
On May 14th 1948, the main hall of Tel-Aviv’ museum of art was used for the very historical declaration of the state Israel. Its central location, public space and thick wall suited best for the dramatic event, taking place in the midst of the 1948 Israeli-Arab War.
With its collection growing steadily, in 1971 the museum was relocated to a new and bigger home, on Shaul Hamelekh (King Saul) Boulveard. Here, the museum could now showcase its vast collections, which now includes a garden sculpture and space for changing exhibitions. Furthermore, in 2011 a new wing was added to the museum, which is a masterpiece by itself. 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. It is recommended to follow the museum’s website for current exhibits, events, activities, and workshops. The Tel-Aviv museum is a great experience for art lovers, and not only.
A tour of Tel-Aviv Art musuem can be combined with a guided day tour of Jaffa and Tel-Aviv.