Museums Abound In IsraelPosted by in Israel Culture | Israel Tourism | Israel Tours | Israel Tours Tips
It comes as no surprise that a country so diverse and rich in history would be home to so many museums. There is literally a museum to match anyone’s taste in art. From the large Tel Aviv Art Museum that has collections ranging from current artists to ones from the Renaissance, to the Land of Israel (Eretz Israel) Museum that shares its grounds with a Philistine port city dating back 3,000 years, and a host of others in between!
For example, another museum of interest is the Haifa Art Museum, located in the 1869 German Colony’s Templar Town Hall with its emphasis on the Jewish-Muslim-Christian-Druze city. Others of note are the Ralli Museum known for its Spanish Villa architecture and support of budding artists, and the naturally lit Museum of Art Ein Harod that overlooks the Jezreel Valley and Mount Gilboa. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to museums!
The Tel Aviv Art Museum
The Tel Aviv Art Museum’s permanent collection is the city’s largest and includes over 20,000 prints and drawings, as well as paintings and sculpture. The collection houses the works of recent Israel artists, Renaissance European art and pieces from the Renaissance, impressionist and modern eras. The Helena Rubenstein Pavilion has both permanent and temporary exhibits and is a remote branch of the museum located in the city center next to the Frederic Mann Auditorium and Habimah Theatre.
Address: 27 Shderot Sha’ul ha-Melekh St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
Web Page: http://www.tamuseum.com/
Disabled Access: Yes
The Land of Israel (Eretz Israel) Museum, Tel Aviv
The Land of Israel Museum contains an entire world of visual, cultural, and historical treasures. The collections are displayed in different pavilions devoted to glass, ceramics, coins, philately, Judaica, ethnography and folklore. The museum grounds house the archeological site of Tel Kasila, a Philistine port city dating back more than 3,000 years. In addition to the archaeological site, there is a planetarium simulating space flight, the fire engine donated in 1948 by the City of New York to Israel’s first fire brigade, and a plaza with ancient mosaics and an olive press.
Address: 2 Khayim Levanon St., Tel Aviv-Yafo
Web Page: http://www.eretzmuseum.org.il/main/site/index.php3?mod=firstPage&langId=1
Disabled Access: Yes
The Haifa Art Museum
Located in the historic 1869 German Colony’s Templar Town Hall, the Haifa Art Museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits of modern Israeli and international art. The emphasis of the exhibits are on the unique quality of Haifa as an integrated Jewish-Muslim-Christian-Druze city.
For more information, visit: http://www.haifamuseums.org.il
The Ralli Museum in Caesarea is one of four museums in the world founded by art collector, Harry Recanati, whose goal is to support budding contemporary artists. The museum is built in the form of a Spanish villa and exhibits European and Latin American art as well as the works of promising artists. For more information, visit: http://www.rallimuseums.org/
The Museum of Art Ein Harod
Located at Kibbutz Ein Harod, this is the largest museum in the northern Israel. The museum is naturally lit and overlooks the Jezreel Valley and Mount Gilboa. Numerous Israeli artists have exhibited their works here and it possesses a rich collection of Judaica, photographs and graphics. For more information, visit: http://www.museumeinharod.org.il/english/
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