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August 16, 2014
Wind up the summer with Journeys Happening
and Contact Point in conjunction with
Contact Point
Thursday, August 28, from 8 pm – 3 am.
Now in its fifth year, Contact Point returns to the Israel Museum, where you are invited to join in a vibrant artistic nighttime experience. Come to the Museum when the gates stay open until the wee hours of the morning, to encounter a giant elephant in the Art Garden, climb on the night-lit Big Bambú installation, watch dancers writhing on the museum floor, and join a procession of colorful masks.

Tribute to the Floor
Our eyes are drawn to the museum wall, as we look and react to works hung at eye level. Today we are asked to lower our gaze to the floor. "Tribute to the Floor" is a spatial work for fourteen figures conducted by Sharon Zuckerman Vizer. You are invited to follow the troupe of dancers as they writhe over different floors, pulling in your gaze with their movement to different areas of the Museum throughout the evening.
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The Wild Tailor
When Miki Ohana, the Wild Tailor, exchanges ink for thread, pencil with a sewing machine to replace the canvas with a 20 meter long cloth – amazing things happen. Ohana will sew spontaneous drawings in black thread and will stretch the huge strip over the Museum floor, challenging the boundaries of the material and the definition of painting.

The fifth annual Contact Point  Wi Fi party is back this year to jolt your evening with 1500 earphones, two DJs, at the foot of Anish Kapoor's sculpture surrounded by nighttime Jerusalem.  All you need to do is choose between DJ Amir Egozi and DJ Giora Yisrael. 
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The Israel Museum opens its doors with the help of its Guardian friends:
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Journey Happening
August 26, 5 - 9 pm.
(Activities will be conducted in Hebrew)
A huge summer event with fun for the whole family: come and meet experts who investigate journeys in nature, sail paper boats, listen to world music, pick up a souvenir in the special fair, enjoy the exciting band Pyromania's new show at the base of the Big Bambú sculpture, and much more!
No extra charge. Free admission for children »

Activities and experiences every day of the week
An array of activities each day in the Youth Wing: Create projects inspired by the exhibitions, traveling in Toy-Land, listening at story hour, and sculpting with recycled materials. For details »

Israeli Wine-tasting Festival
September 1 - 4, 5 - 9 pm; Big Bambú open for climbing
7-9 pm.

Save the Date: The Festival will take place under the evening skies in the enchanted atmosphere of the Art Garden. At the start of the evening you can climb the Big Bambú and enjoy the Jerusalem sunset from its summit.
Space is limited. Warm clothing recommended. For tickets »

Gallery Talks

Hidden Power in African Art.

With Dorit Shafir, exhibition curator
August 19, 7 pm »

Unstable Places:
New in Contemporary Art.

With exhibition curator Rita Kersting.
In English. August 20, 11 am »

James Turell: Light Spaces.
With exhibition curator Rita Kersting.
In English. August 26, 6 pm »
With Shua Ben Ari
In Hebrew. August 26, 7 pm »

Unfolding Worlds.
With exhibition curator Miriam Malachi
August 27, 11 am »

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