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May 2014

Events and Programs

A Morning of Masks - discussion and videos in conjunction with the exhibition Face to Face: The Oldest Masks in the World
Unmasked Masks - Exhibition curator
Dr. Debby Hershman and Prof. Yuval Goren discuss the search for the world's oldest masks
Gate of the Spirits: The Masks Perform
Prof. Ati Citron discusses ritual dances from around the world, accompanied by video documentation from Bali and Papua New Guinea.
May 9, 11 am-1 pm »

Fashion and Judaism

The range of clothing and costumes displayed in the exhibition Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe raises questions about fashion and Judaism. A fascinating panel discussion focusing on the relationship between Jewish communities and the surrounding society will take place. Participants include the 2014 Israel Prize recipient Adina Bar-Shalom, Rabbi Eliyahu Schlesinger, Rabbi Eliyahu Sherlow, and designer Yuval Caspin. Moderator: Kobi Arieli.
Limited places available! May 13, 8 pm »

On Games and Toys

An evening to mark the opening of the Youth Wing's collections to the public. Lectures on childhood keepsakes and discussion on collecting led by collectors who caught the 'collecting bug' with illustrator and collector Zeev Engelmayer and guests. Tours in the collection rooms and in the exhibition What a Small World. May 8, 7 pm »

Neighboring Sounds
The Museum hosts a concert series featuring outstanding musicians from the nearby Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
Free to members. Included in the entrance ticket. May 16, 12:30 pm »

On Writers and Stories
In conjunction with the International Writers Festival. In cooperation with Mishkenot Sha'ananim.

Israeli Identity: From Dream to Reality.
A tour with Assaf Inbari, author of 'Home', and curator Daniella Shalev. May 19, 4 pm »

'My Mother Baked the Whole World for Me in Sweet Cakes'
A journey in the Museum through the eyes of Yehuda Amichai with Ella Elbaz . Space is limited. May 20, 4 pm 3

Relationships: From Laughter to Tears.

Famous arias and duets from operas, musicals, Israeli songs, and French chansons. Featuring a soprano, a baritone, and piano accompaniment.

Gallery Talks

Meet in the exhibition. Free
Tuesdays, 7 pm

Journeys. With exhibition curator Kobi Ben-Meir. May 13 »

Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe. With exhibition curator Efrat Assaf-Shapira. May 20 »

Richard Avedon: Family Affairs.With exhibition curator Noam Gal and Boaz Cohen, broadcaster and lecturer on contemporary culture. May 27 »

Wednesdays, 11 am
Face to Face: The Oldest Masks in the World. With exhibition curator Debby Hershman. May 14 »
Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe. With exhibition curator Efrat Assaf-Shapira. May 21 »

After New York, Rome, and Japan...Big Bambú - Doug + Mike Starn in the Israel Museum!

The Israeli debut is now taking place for American artists Doug and Mike Starn, known for their large-scale exterior installations constructed from bamboo. Their works have been displayed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Venice Biennale, The National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, and The Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum in Japan. The artists – who are also identical twin brothers – have now been invited to create a new work in the Billy Rose Art Garden: an installation resembling a massive organism, made of thousands of bamboo canes tied together with colored string, which may be circled, climbed on, and entered. The installation, combining architecture and sculpture, examines the tension between chaos and order in nature. Visitors are able to reconstruct the building process, which was carried out by a special team of 25 rock climbers, to see how the construction changes over time and to witness the creation of a unique work of art. »

Independence Day: Celebrate as of Old

Mimi Kogan leads the public in communal folk dancing and Hora Jerusalem's children's troupe performs original Israeli dances in a celebration with colorful costumes.
May 6, 11 am - 2 pm »

Scenes of Sana'a: Yihye Haybi's Photographs from Yemen,1930–44

A collection of rare photographs that offer a fascinating look at Sana'a, Yemen at a period before modernization. The collection includes fascinating photographs of the royal family and the Jewish community. Ticho House. From May 4 »

Family Time


Final exhibition by the Museum's matriculation program's graduating students

Monday in the Illustration Library
Big Art for Little Artists (ages 4-6). 4:30 pm
Big Art for Bigger Artists (ages 7-9). 5:45 pm

May 12, 26 »

Triple Tuesday
Three activities in a single ticket: in the Recycling Workshop, in the Illustration Library, and ... a surprise! Inspired by the Journeys exhibition. May 13, 20, 27 »

Animated Children's Film in the Shrine of the Book about the Dead Sea Scroll. For further information »

Please Note: Registration for the Summer Camp starting May 11.
Call 6771302 ,6708960

Members' Corner

Stories of Fabrics and Food

A visit to the exhibition Dress Codes: Revealing the Jewish Wardrobe followed by a tour of Jerusalem's Nahla'ot neighborhood lead by Oded Amitai. An ecounter with different communities, picturesque alleyways, love stories and flavors, and a meeting with culinary artists from Iraq, Kurdistan, Iran, and Morocco.
May 9, 9 pm »

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