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April 2014

Last Chance

5 exhibitions closing on April 5

Squeeze: Video Works by Mika Rottenberg

Fascinating video and installation artist exhibits a range of video works from the last decade, offering a quirky, critical take on modern society »

Out of Body: Fragmentation in Art

Some 200 works of art from all over the world dealing with body parts as seen in other cultures – starting with prehistoric artifacts and continuing through contemporary art by leading artists »

COLLECTING DUST: in Contemporary Israeli Art

Dust as substance, metaphor, and parable in an exhibition including works by 15 Israeli artists done in painting, photography, installation, and video »

Gideon Gechtman: 1942-2008

Extraordinary first retrospective for the artist, one of the conceptual art pioneers in the 70s and a prominent influence in Israeli art »

Gallery Talks

Meet at the exhibition

No extra charge - Tuesdays, 7:00 pm

Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe
With exhibition curator, Efrat Assaf- Shapira April 8 »

Richard Avedon: Family Affairs

Face to Face: The Oldest Masks in the World

With exhibition curator, Debby Hershman April 29 »

Wednesday at 11 pm

What a Small World!

With exhibition curator, Orna Granot – at the Ruth Youth Wing Illustration Library April 2 »

Face to Face: The Oldest Masks in the World

With exhibition curator, Debby Hershman April 9 »


With exhibition curator, Kobi Ben-Meir April 23 »

Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe

With exhibition curator, Efrat Assaf- Shapira April 30 »

See guided tours »

New in the Museum Shops

Dress Codes Collection

Inspired by the exhibition – a special collection including bags, notebooks, eyeglass cases, office accessories, and more

Passover Discounts

Up to 50% off on a range of unique and original gifts for Passover (until the end of April)
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New Exhibitions


A fascinating look at the stages one passes during the course of a journey. The exhibition includes video art, sculpture, painting, and photography by leading contemporary artists, alongside objects from distant cultures and earlier times  »  

Richard Avedon: Family Affairs

Two monumental projects by Richard Avedon, one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century: a massive wall-mounted photograph, a pioneering work in his time, of poet Allen Ginsberg's family and a series of portraits featuring members of the American political and economic power elite connected to the presidential campaign of '76, scandalously titled "The Family".
Enter the exhibition site and join an in-depth discussion inspired by the works »

Face to Face: The Oldest Masks in the World

These extremely rare 9,000-year-old human portraits, exhibited together for the first time, conclude a decade of research and offer a unique opportunity to hear their stories and discover their secrets »

Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe  

From India to Tunis, from New York to Baghdad: dresses, suits, wedding outfits, undergarments, and children's clothing were assembled for this exhibition. A spectacular range of Jewish clothing are showcased here from different countries and cities from around the world, from the 19th century onward. »

Passover in the Museum

Inspired by the Journeys exhibition

Workshops: Creative Journeys
Design your own travel bag, prepare provisions with painted matzah, make a papyrus travelogue, and create souvenirs made ​​from recycled materials.

Storytime for Toddlers
On sailing to distant places
Wed-Thurs, April16-17, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Guided tours in the galleries

Journeys Photography Competition
In conjunction with the Journeys exhibition: children and youth are invited to send their original photographs from their travels.
First prize:
air tickets for two to a destination in Europe

For further details on Passover in the Museum »

Family Time

Mondays in the Illustration Library
Big Art for Little Artists (ages 4-6)
April 28, 4:30 pm
Big Art for Bigger Artists (Ages 7-9).
April 28, 5:45 »

Triple Tuesday
Special activities inspired by the exhibition Journeys. Three activities in a single ticket: in the Recycling Workshop, in the Illustration Library, and...a surprise!
April 1, 8, 29, 4:00 – 7:00 pm »

For Members Only 

Start the weekend with adventure

Tour the Artists' Village, Ein-Hod

A conversation with artists in Ein-Hod speaking about their techniques, themes of their art work, and about pricing artworks.
April 25, 8:00 am 

Stories of Fabric and Food

Visit the exhibition Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe, and follow with a romantic tour, both tasty and exciting, in the Jerusalem's Nahla'ot neighborhood.
May 2, 9:30 am

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