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September 1-15, 2014
Wise at Night returns for the third year running including sessions with artist-teachers and hands-on experimenting in art techniques and materials. Sound bite lightning talks by curators and lecturers, gallery tours of selected exhibitions, an encounter with the artist Asaf Ben Zvi, as well as guest lecture with the author Eshkol Nevo on the "Traveling Writer".
To list but a few...
Sound Bites
Lightning talks on exceptional journeys (in Hebrew)

Sound Bites 1: 7 pm - 8:20 pm
From Paris to Persia – fashion journeys and clothing tales Efrat Assaf-Shapira
From Tokyo to Kyoto – 36 views from Mount Fuji  Dr. Shalmit Bejarano
The final journey of the last Hasmonean king  Dudi Mevorah.  And  more!
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Sound Bites 2: 8:30 - 9:20 pm
Shamans of the American continent in visions and spiritual journeys Yvonne Fleitman
Freud's dream journey to yearned-for Rome Yifah Mivtach-Greenvald
In James Cook's footsteps to unknown cultures Dorit Shafir. And more!
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Sound Bites 3: 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Journey to the nether-world – underground Jerusalem Hagit Maoz
James Turell: an enlightened journey to the inner soul Lihi Sapir
Ancient maps: the Exodus and wanderer's routes Ariel Tishby. And more!
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Hands On
Creative workshops with Youth Wing instructors
Paint a live model in oil, draw in pencil and charcoal, sculpt in clay, make pottery, take photographs and more! Come and experiment in different media (no previous experience required!). Discover techniques and materials with the finest teachers and artists. »

Thematic tours - relationships and connections in the Museum exhibitions.

What do tea, Samurais and cherry blossoms have in common? In the exhibition Unfolding Worlds
How are nails, feathers, and a bit of luck connected? In the exhibition Hidden Powers in African Art
What connects light, space, and time? In the exhibition James Turrell: Light Spaces. And more!

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Author Eshkol Nevo on the "Traveling Writer" or How to write a travelogue?
A discussion with Eshkol Nevo »

Meeting with the artist Asaf Ben Zvi
Pre-registration required (collect your voucher at the reception desk)

Live Music
Musical interludes in an nighttime atmosphere with the 443 Band performing under the night sky »
Israeli Wine Festival September 1 - 4, 7 - 11 pm
Climb Big Bambú 7 - 9 pm

Come and taste the delicious results from 45 Israeli wineries in the night-lit Art Garden and the Crown Plaza, with live music. Climb Big Bambú for a breath-taking view over Jerusalem at sunset.
Space is limited. Warm clothing recommended.
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Gallery Talks
Tuesdays, 7 pm (In Hebrew)

Unfolding Worlds

With exhibition curator Miriam Malachi
September 2 »

Dress codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe.
With exhibition curator Efrat Assaf-Shapira.
September 9 »

With exhibition curator Kobi Ben-Meir. September 16 »

Wednesday, 11 am

Hidden Power in African Art.
With exhibition curator Dorit Shafir.
September 10

Guided Tours »
Youth Wing Art Classes
Open day - children and youth are invited to come and experience introductory art classes and workshops
Wednesday, September 3,
4 pm - 7 pm
Children and youth class registration : 02-6771303, 02-6708961 »

Adult class registration: 02-6771303, 02-6708961 »

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The Museum keeps its doors open with the help of its Guardian friends:
7-13.9 Anita and Marc Abramowitz

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