The Complete Guide to Israel's Summer Art Shows

This summer, Israel’s numerous galleries and museums are showcasing an especially large selection of art by Israeli and international artists

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“Homage to G.B.” at the Yaacov Agam Museum.
“Homage to G.B.” at the Yaacov Agam Museum.Credit: Meged Gozani

Art Galleries

Indie Photography Group Gallery 

“Contact Sheet,” Group exhibition. Until July 20. 42 Tslenov Street, Tel Aviv. Tues.-Thurs. 12:00-19:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00

Engel Gallery

“Sonic Signature of Substance” – art and music. Until July 18. 100 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5225637.  Sun.-Thurs. 10:00-20:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00

Braverman Gallery

“Only Connect!” group exhibition. Until Sept. 13. 12b Hasharon, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5666162 Wed.-Thurs. 11:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00.

Givon Art Gallery

“The Figurative Ones 1991-2012.” Until August 10. 35 Gordon, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5225427 Mon.-Thurs. 11:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00.

GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art

“Let the Sunshine In: Naïve Art from Central America and More.” Until August 16. 255 Dizengoff St., Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5444150. Mon.-Thur. 12:00-21:00, Fri. and holiday eves 10:00-14:00

The Dweck Gallery – Mishkenot Sha’ananim

“Sea Stains” – Sigalit Landau. Drawings and video. Until Sept. 30. Adenauer Convention Center, Jerusalem. Tel. 02-6292200. All week 10:00-20:00 

Hezi Cohen Gallery

“Letters from a Certain Future to an Uncertain Past” – Klone. Indefinite. 33 Lillienbaum St., Tel Aviv  Mon.-Thurs. 11:00-19:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00, Sat. 11:00-14:00 

Dvir Gallery

“Blue Woman with a Red-Greenish Vagina” – Shai-Lee Horodi. Until August 17. 3-1 Hizkiyahu Mamelech, Tel Aviv. Tues.-Thurs. 11:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 10:00-13:00

ArtSpace Tel Aviv

“Sunset” – Ami Sfard and Nir Matzliach; “The Artist and the Muse” – Noam Omer; “UnFolding” – Dorit Teichman. Until July 27. 6 Shvil Hameretz, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-6725124. Mon.-Thurs. 11:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 10:30-14:00

Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art

From the David Avidan film “You Name It,” 1969, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

“Art Makes Us Happy” – 25 Years of the Gallery. Until Aug. 9.60 Ahad HaAm, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5660123.Mon.-Thurs. 11:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00.

Rothschild Fine Art

“Dance of the Happy Shades” – Noa Shay. Drawing and Sculpture. Until August 31. 48 Yehuda Halevi, Tel Aviv. Tel. 052-8729490. Mon.-Thurs. 11:00-18:30, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00.

RawArt Gallery

“Mirage” – Eran Wolkowski. Painting. Until July 20. 3 Shvil Hameretz, Building 8, 4th Fl., Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-6832559. Tues.-Thurs. 12:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00. 

Artport

“Back to Artport” – exhibition of Artport alumni. Untill August 10. 8 Ha’Amal St., Tel Aviv. Wed.-Thurs. 12:00-19:00, Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00.

The Jerusalem Artists House

“The Larva Society for Psychial Research” – art as a medium for spiritualist activity. Shmuel Hanagid 12, Jerusalem. Tel. 02–6253653.  Mon. and Wed.-Thurs. 10:00-18:00, Tues. 14:00-20:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-14:00

Artists House TLV

“Existential Maze of a Lone Wolf” – Leo Kontivi; “Silent Growth” group exhibition; “The World According to Valerie” – Valerie Bikovsky; “The Eye and the Spirit” – Carmela Eldar; “Through a Prism” – Dov Peer; “Fog in Sunlight” – Mira Tzedar; “WITCHCRAFT” – Ilan Moyel; “Life in Art” Neta Ganor; “MASA [1]” – Rami Attar. Alharizi 9, Ibn Gvirol, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5246685. Mon.-Thu. 10:00-13:00, 17:00-19:00; Fri. 10:00-13:00; Sat. 11:00-14:00.

The Beit Shturman Museum

“Kibbutz” – Micha Bar-Am. Until Oct. 12. Ein Harod. Tel. 04-6486328.  Sun.-Thurs. 8:00-15:00, Sat. 11:00-15:00 or by prior arrangement.

Barbur Gallery

“B&B 2019” – annual artists residency program. The public is welcome. Until July 31. Shirizli 6, Jerusalem. Tel. 054-7232866. Mon.-Thurs. 14:00-20:00, Fri. 11:00-14:00.

Basis Gallery

“Animals” group exhibition. Until July 27. 14 Hamada, Herzliya Pituach.  Tues. and Thurs. 12:00-18:00, Wed. 12:00-20:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00.

Zuzu Gallery

“Scars” – Sharon Pazner; “Ceremony” – Shachar Dor and Elad Schneiderman. Until July 27. 46 Gesher HaEtz, Emek Hefer Industrial Park. Tel. 054-4278951. Tues. 10:00-16:00, Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00 and by prior arrangement.

Tal Gallery

“Donkeys” by Menashe Kadishman, 1966, Basis Gallery in Herzliya. Credit: Lena Gutman

“Secrets of Fabrics and Stitches” – art quilt works. Until Aug. 17. 74 Hatzav St., Kfar Vradim. Tel. 054-7542699. Tues. 17:00-19:00, Sat. and holidays 11:00-14:00 and by prior arrangement.

Umm el-Fahem Gallery of Art

“Ahmad al-Arabi” – Saher Miari; “Acts of Sabotage” – Easam Darawshi; “Rearranging the Chairs…” – Dubi Harel; “Isti’ada (Restoration)” – Hanan Armaly Haddad. Until Oct. 26. Umm el-Fahem. Sun.-Thurs. and Sat. 9:00-16:00

Gerstein Gallery – Tel Aviv

Works by renowned Israeli artist David Gerstein. 101 Ben Yehuda St., Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5293826 Sun.-Thurs. 10:00-19:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00

Maya Gallery TLV

“All the Houses” – Shani Weiss. Painting; “Black Light” – Talya Yisraeli. Artists’s Wall. Until Aug. 4. 2 Shvil Hameretz, Tel Aviv, Tel. 058-4466349. Wed.-Thurs. 12:00-18:00, Fri.-Sat. 11:00-15:00

Schechter Gallery

“Bethlehem” – Leor Grady. Until Aug. 22. Schechter Center, 42 Chelouche St., Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5170358 (ext. 4). Sun.-Thurs. 9:00-17:00, Fri. 11:00-13:30

Municipal Gallery of Kfar Saba

“Studio Visits II” group exhibition. Until July 31. 12 Geula St., Kfar Saba. Tel. 09-7649303. Sun.-Thurs. 9:00-20:00, Fri. 9:00-12:00

The Apter-Barrer Art Center in Maalot-Tarshiha

“Refinement” – Shmuel Peer; “Mainly Abstract” – Hanna Nir Kamgushny. Until July 27. 15 Ben Gurion St., Maalot. Tel. 04-9977150. Sun. and Tues.-Wed. 10:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00; Mon. and Thurs. 10:30-15:00, Sat. 11:00-13:00

Beit Meirov Gallery Holon

“Moses – Mike Brant Superstar.” Until Aug. 30. 31 Herzfeld St., Holon. Tel. 03-6516851. Tues.-Thurs. 17:00-20:00; Fri.-Sat. 10:00-13:00

Magasin III Yafo

“Ocean and Caffeine” – Cosima Von Bunin. Until Aug. 30. 34 Olei Hatzafon, Jaffa. Thurs. 14:00-20:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00

Bauhaus Center Tel Aviv

“Dizengoff Square Through History.” Until Aug. 31. 77 Dizengoff, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5220249. Sun.-Thurs and Sat. 10:00-19:30, Fri. 10:00-14:30

Print Workshop Jerusalem

“Unwillful Movement” group exhibition. Until Aug. 15. 38 Shivtei Yisrael, Jerusalem. 02-6288614. Sun.-Thurs. 8:00-15:00 or by appointment

Kav 16 – Community Gallery for Contemporary Art

“The Great Reef” – Matan Ben Tolilah and Ayala Landau. Until Aug. 2. Community Center of Neve Eliezer, 6 Sderot Sheshet Hayamim, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-7300360. Tues. 10:00-13:00, Wed.-Thurs. 17:00-20:00

Museums

Rubin Museum

Permanent exhibition of Reuben Rubin’s paintings. 14 Bialik, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-5255961.Mon. and Wed.-Fri. 10:00-15:00; Wed. 10:00-20:00; Sat. 11:00-14:00

The Israeli Cartoon Museum

Drawings in response to public scandals. Indefinite. 61 Weizmann St., Holon. 03-6521849. Mon., Wed., Fri. 10:00-13:00; Tues., Thurs. 17:00-20:00; Sat. 10:00-15:00

The Open Museum at Tefen

“Sculptures” – Boaz Vaadia. Until Nov. 30. Tefen Industrial Park. Tel. 04-9109600. Mon.-Thurs. 9:00-16:00, Sat. 10:00-16:00

Museum for Islamic Art 

“Jewelry Making: Past & Present”. Until Nov. 16. 2 HaPalmach St., Jerusalem. Tel. 02-5661291. Mon.-Wed. 10:00-15:00, Thurs. 10:00-19:00, Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00

MoBy: Museums of Bat Yam 

“The Believers”. Group exhibition. Until Aug. 17. 6 Stroma, Bat Yam. Tel. 03-6591140. Tues., Wed. 16:00-20:00; Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00

Eretz Israel Museum

“On the Coast of Tel Aviv”. Indefinite; “Myth Meets Land” – Eli Shamir, Adi Nes. Until Nov. 30; “Mind and Matter” – the world of the ancient coppersmiths.” Until Nov. 9; “Leaving, Never to Return” – a tribute to Jews of Arab countries and Iran. Until July 31; “The Voice Behind the Image.” Until Aug. 31; “A Toast to Israel” Glass. Indefinite. 2 Haim Levanon St., Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-6415244. Mon., Wed. 10:00-16:00; Tues. 10:00-20:00; Thurs. 10:00-20:00, Fri. 10:00-16:00. 

Yaacov Agam Museum of Art

“In Perpetual Motion” – Yaakov Agam. Indefinite. 1 Meishar St., Rishon LeZion. Mon., Thurs.10:00-19:00; Tues.-Wed. 10:00-16:00; Sat. 10:00-14:00 

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

“Out of the Blue / From the Depth of the Sea to the National Flag.” Through Summer 2019. 21 Stephen Wise, Jerusalem. Tel. 02-5611066. Sun.-Tues., Thurs. 9:30-17:30; Wed. 9:30-21:30; Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00. 

Ashdod Art Museum

“First Person, Singular – Masculinities in Israeli Art.” Through November. 8 Derech Eretz, Ashdod. Tel. 08-8545180/1. Sun.-Mon., Wed.-Thurs. 9:00-16:00; Tues. 9:00-20:00. Fri.-Sat. 10:30-13:30

Museum of Islamic and Near Eastern Cultures

“Roots and Growth”. Traditional and contemporary art from Turkey. Until January 2020. 60 HaAtzmaut St., Beer Sheva, Tel. 08-6993535. Mon.-Tues., Thurs. 10:00-16:00; Wed. 12:00-19:00; Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00

The Negev Museum of Art

“Once Upon a Time in Beer Sheva.” Until the end of August. 60 HaAtzmaut, Beer Sheva. Tel. 08-6993535. Mon.-Tues., Thurs. 10:00-16:00; Wed. 12:00-19:00; Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00

Hermann Struck Museum

“Hermann Struck: A Foreign Homeland,” “Tar and Milk”; “Present Absentees”; “Divergent Memories”. Until Jan. 12, 2020. 23 Arlozorov, Haifa. Tel. 04-6359962. Sun.-Wed. 10:00-16:00; Thurs. 10:00-19:00; Fri. 10:00-13:00

Holon Museum of Design

“The Conversation Show;” “Genetic Dialogue” – Juany Mukmel and Talia Mukmel. Textiles and product design; “Forms of Smiles”. Product design. Until Oct. 26. 6 Golda Meir, Holon. Tel. 073-2151500. Mon., Wed. 10:00-16:00; Tues., Sat. 10:00-20:00; Thurs. 10:00-18:00; Fri. 10:00-14:00

Haifa City Museum

“Demolition Party” – from public housing to residential tower. Until Jan. 5. 11 Sderot Ben Gurion, German Colony, Haifa. Tel. 04-9115888. Mon.-Thurs. 10:00-16:00; Fri. 10:00-13:00; Sat. 10:00-15:00. 

Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art

“Mariana Trench” – Nivi Alroy; “9” – Hilah Amram; “Thus Far” – Eitan Ben Moshe; “White Ravens” – Roni Taharlev; “Marsden Hartley: Slow Homecoming;” “Double Gaze” – children curate the museum’s collection. Until Aug. 24. 4 HaBanim, Herzliya. Tel. 09-9551011. Mon., Wed., Fri.-Sat. 10:00-14:00; Tues., Thurs., 16:00-20:00

Wilfrid Israel Museum

“Pulse” – Orit Hofshi; “Under the Chinese Weeping Cypress” – Irit Tamari; “Kimonomatrix” – Shenkar students present the kimono. Until Oct. 31. Kibbutz Hazorea. Tel. 04-9899566. Mon., Wed.-Fri. 9:00-14:00; Tues. 12:00-17:00; Sat. 10:00-14:00

Haifa Museum of Art

A cluster of exhibitions – “Fake News-Fake Truth”: “Overload”, “Homage to Video Zero”, “Power, Truth, and Post-Truth”, “Donald Trump: Poster Boy”, “The True Artist”. Until Sept. 1. At the Center for the Arts: “man and beast and other animals” – for the whole family. Indefinite. 26 Shabtai Levi, Haifa. Sun.-Wed. 10:00-16:00; Thurs. 16:00-19:00; Fri. 10:00-13:00; Sat. 10:00-15:00. Center for the Arts: 24 Shabtai Levi. Thurs. 16:00-19:00; Sat. 10:00-16:00  

Janco-Dada Museum

“Confrontation NO!art Group.” Ein Hod Artists’ Village, Tel. 04-9842350.  Sun.-Thurs. 10:00-15:00; Fri. and holiday eves 10:00-14:00, Sat. and holidays 10:00-15:30

Israel Museum

“Manifestos”. Cinematic installation. Until Nov. 2; “The House of Life” – Hadassa Goldricht. Indefinite; “The Shape of Things” – Arie Aroch. Indefinite; “The Faces Behind the Scrolls”. Until Aug. 30; “Two Women, a Dress, and a Notebook”. Indefinite. “Twin Spirits”. Until Sept. 15. 11 Sderot Ruppin, Jerusalem. Tel. 02-6708811. Sun.-Mon., Wed.-Thurs. 10:00-17:00, Tues. 16:00-21:00; Fri. 10:00-14:00; Sat. 10:30-16:00

Moshe Shek Museum

Works by Moshe Shek. Indefinite. Kibbutz Beit Nir. Tel. 054-6874701 or 08-6874368. All week 11:00-17:00, by appointment

Nahum Gutman Museum

“Behind the Museum Walls”. An active exhibition for the whole family. Indefinite; “Hidden Landscapes and Disappearing Maps”. Indefinite. 21 Rokeah, Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-516-1970. Mon.-Thurs. 10:00-16:00; Fri. 10:00-14:00; Sat. 10:00-15:00

Museum on the Seam

“Jerusalem – Self-Portrait.” Until Aug. 31. 4 Heyil HaHandassah, Jerusalem. Tel. 02-6281278. Mon., Wed.-Thurs. 10:00-17:00; Tues. 14:00-20:00, Fri. 10:00-14:00

Tel Aviv Museum of Art 

“Spellbound” – Samah Shihadi. Drawing. Until Oct. 21; “David Avidan – Media Prophet”. Until Oct. 12; “Pure Hard White World” – Yael Burstein. Statue Installation. Until Oct. 4; “The Thread” – Hans Op de Beeck. Short film. Until Nov. 4; “A Decade since the Shiff Prize for Figurative-Realist Art”. Indefinite; “Kibbutz Buchenwald” – Gil Yefman. Until Aug. 17; “Susan and Anton Roland-Rosenberg Collection”. Indefinite; “Remotely Related: The Museum Presents Itself III”. Renewed presentation of the Israeli collection. Indefinite; “Dog Dish” – Zohar Gotesman. Sculpture Space (in the Sculpture Garden). Indefinite. 27 Sderot Shaul HaMelech, Tel Aviv. Tel. 03-6077020.  Mon., Wed., Sat. 10:00-18:00; Tues., Thurs. 10:00-21:00; Fri. 10:00-14:00

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