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Dear Visitors,

The summer months at the Israel Museum offer a special opportunity to enjoy exhibitions and activities for the whole family and for every taste and interest - not just inside the Museum's galleries, but across our entire campus. This season's exhibitions are especially rich and diverse, including: A World Apart Next Door: Glimpses into the Life of Hasidic Jews from our Jewish Art and Life Wing; Beuys | Kantor: Remembering and Neustein: Drawing in the Margins from our Fine Arts Wing; White Gold: Revealing the World's Earliest Coins from our Archaeology Wing; and the Youth Wing's annual theme exhibition, for children of all ages (!), Good Night. We also invite you to experience our full program of summer events, including, for the third year, Contact Point, a late night live engagement between artists and artworks throughout our campus, culminating in a silent Wi dance party next to our iconic Turning the World Upside Down, Jerusalem, by Anish Kapoor; artist and designer Ron Arad's stunning outdoor installation 720 Degrees (Curtain Call) - a perfect circle of 5,600 suspended silicon rods which form an immense digital canvas for light and sound works by leading international artists - in our Billy Rose Art Garden; our eagerly awaited annual wine-tasting festival; and our ever-popular 27th Kite-Flying Festival.

We look forward to welcoming you and your families in the weeks and months ahead for what promises to be an exciting summer at the Museum, and we thank you for your continued participation and support.

James S. Snyder
Anne and Jerome Fisher Director

  Google Art Project  

Google Art Project

The Israel Museum welcomes you to the Google Art Project, making its galleries and hundreds of highlights from its permanent collection accessible online to audiences around the world. Developed in partnership with Google, the project features 520 of the most important objects in the Israel Museum's expansive collections, with high resolution images that allow viewers to examine works in exceptional detail, together with background information on objects and artists. Visitors may also explore the Museum's campus and permanent galleries virtually, using Google's Street View technology

» to the Google Art Project

  DSS Scrolls Digital Project  

Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project

The Israel Museum welcomes you to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, allowing users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts from Second Temple times at a level of detail never before possible. Developed in partnership with Google, the new website gives users access to searchable, fast-loading, high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history.

» to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project

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  Utagawa Toyokuni, 1769-1825, Actor Ichikawa Danjuro V and an Onnagata in a Shibaraku (Wait a Moment!) act, Woodblock color print, 1800,The Jacob Pins collection in the Israel Museum
  Crossplay: Male Actors, Female Roles in Kabuki Theatre
From July 3
The world of Kabuki, a 400-year-old Japanese theatre, unfolds at the Israel Museum through a display of 30 prints and paintings from the Museum's collection, alongside historic costumes from Japan belonging to actors in female roles. The exhibition sheds light on this unique phenomenon, whereby Kabuki actors were just as celebrated as Hollywood actors are today. The exhibition is jointly organized with the Japan Foundation, in collaboration with Shochiku Co., Ltd., and the Isetan Mitsukoshi, Ltd. department store.
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  Avital Cnaani, Cone Mountain,  2011, Pencil and graphite on paper, Collection of the artist   Lines: Hadas Hassid and Avital Cnaani with Anna Ticho
From July 10
The exhibition brings together the work of artists Hadas Hassid and Avital Cnaani in dialogue with Anna Ticho, placing special emphasis on the medium of drawing. Ticho's grand gestures or tight weaves of charcoal and pastel find their natural place between Hassid's analytic, exacting experimentation with the tools of drawing and Cnaani's expressive swirls and tangles, creating a three-pronged conversation across time and generations.
In the Ticho House
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  Baby boy before his pidyon ha-ben (redemption of the firstborn son)ceremony, Jerusalem, 2008, Photograph  

A World Apart Next Door: Glimpses into the Life of Hasidic Jews

This ethnographic exhibition highlights facets of Hasidic culture that may not be known to the wider public. It illustrates the Hasidic experience through the rich, complex attire of men, women, and children and through objects with meaning for the ...
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» To the exhibition website
Gallery Talk: With exhibition curator Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper » July 24» details

  Cow suckling a calf, Thraco-Macedonian region(?), Ca. 500 BCE. Stater (13.94g), Lydo-Milesian standard
  White Gold: Revealing the World's Earliest Coins

An exceptional display of the first coins ever minted, issued in western Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) from the 7th century BCE. Made of an alloy of gold and silver known as electrum or "white gold," these coins were exquisitely fashioned...All 500 coins in the exhibition, from two private collections, are presented to the public for the very first time.
» To the exhibition website
Gallery Talk: With exhibition curator Dr. Haim Gitler
July 10 6 pm (English); 7 pm (Hebrew) » details
  Joshua Neustein, Moisture, 2005, Japanese paper and charcoal, 21.5 X 20 cm., Private collection, Jerusalem
  Neustein: Drawing in the Margins

The drawings of Joshua Neustein, a Polish-born Israeli artist who resides in New York, undermine conventional approaches to drawing, addressing its constituent materials and its process of formation, penetrating its surface by folding, scratching, and tearing it, and stretching its boundaries to the very edge. This retrospective exhibition presents 75 selected artworks spanning 45 years of creative activity.
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Gallery Talk: With Ella Regev July 17 7 pm» details

  Alfred Dehodencq, The Jewish Bride, Graphite, 156 X 170 mm 

The Jews of Tangier: Orientalist Drawings by Dehodencq

This exhibition of 40 Orientalist drawings, prints, and oil paintings highlights the versatile, turbulent career of the French Romantic artist Alfred Dehodencq (1822-1882), placing special emphasis on the period (1853-63) he spent in the Moroccan city of Tangier. The majority of the drawings and prints on display were recently gifted to the Museum by Dr. Philippe Cohen and Gerard Levy, Paris.
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  Joseph Beuys, Scala Napoletana, 1985, Wood, steel, wire, lead, ladder, 440 x l25 cm; lead spheres Diam 50 cm  

Beuys | Kantor: Remembering

This exhibition traces the parallel story of the life and work of German artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) and Polish artist Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990). Both returned again and again to their personal life stories and both addressed complex issues of German-Polish-Jewish relations and the traumatic upheavals of European history...

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Gallery Talk: With Talia Amar, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art  July 18, 11 am» details

  Moshe Kashi, Forest Green, 2009, Oil on linen, 90 x 140 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv  

Good Night

The exhibition peeks into the bedroom, exploring the different stages of sleep and the imagery associated with it, while also looking outdoors, illustrating the changes taking place at night in nature. Highlighting works of contemporary art, this exhibition for the whole family also includes activity corners and features objects from diverse times and cultures, attesting to the timelessness of the subject.
» To the exhibition website

  Lena Guberman, Illustration for Aunt Margalit Fell into the Puddle by Nurit Zarchi  

Illustration, That's the Whole Story

From June 1
Winners of the Israel Museum Ben-Yitzhak Award for the Illustration of a Children's Book, 2012: Vali Mintzi is the gold medal recipient for her illustration of the book Little One in the Park by Galit Raved. Honorary mentions have been awarded...
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  Nira Pereg, Bangkoking,Bangkok, Thailand, 2004, Two Channel version: Video with Sound / Duration: 3 min 40 sec. loop    Third Show: The Urban Condition - Works from The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
At Mani House, Tel Aviv - Until July 31

One of the first houses built in Tel Aviv in 1909, Mani House hosts works from the Museum's collection for the third time. This show features photography, video art, drawing, and sculpture by Israeli and international artists, focusing on the modern city and the experience of living in it over the past century.
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  Unknown artist from Nicolas Poussin's circle, Jacob wrestling with the Angel, undated, Oil on canvas   Divine Messengers: Angels in Art

This exhibition presents works by the Baroque painters Pieter Lastman, Jacob Jordaens, and Pedro Orrente, and prints by German Renaissance artists depicting scenes from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, alongside paintings from the Cuzco Spanish colonial school, Islamic art, and illuminated ketubbot (Jewish marriage contracts) - all replete with angels. Holding pride of place in the exhibition is Paul Klee's emblematic Angelus Novus.
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  Jewish Women's dresses, 19th Century, Ioannina, Greece  

Jewish Women's Dresses from Ioannina

New in the collection! Greece, First Half (?) of the 19th Century These rare dresses attest to the unique tradition of the community of Ioannina. The dresses, known to us for some 30 years, were passed down from generation to generation, and the Asseo family of Kibbutz Afiqim has now gifted them to the Museum.
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Gallery Talk: With Efrat Assaf-Shapira
July 3 » details

  Dror Daum, Dead Led stills - 5, 2009  

Wall Work II - Dror Daum, Dead Leds, 2009

Dror Daum filmed segments of large electronic billboards mounted in different public places around the country. The billboards are composed of thousands of minuscule LED bulbs that go on and off at set intervals, producing the darting image. Daum zoomed in on the non-operative areas of the billboard, enlarging those islands of black spots tenfold until he obtained an abstract, geometric video work reminiscent of modernist grid-like paintings such as Mondrian's.
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Gallery Talk: With the artist and with exhibition curator Amitai Mendelsohn July 31 » details

  View of the Aleppo synagogue, Photograph  

Rescued from Fire: A Rare Remnant of the Aleppo Codex

On the day of the Aleppo Pogrom, December 1, 1947, Shmuel Sabag collected a scrap of parchment from the pages of the codex. Placed in his wallet, it served as an amulet until his last day. In 2003 his family donated this precious fragment to the Ben-Zvi Institute, and it is now on display at the Museum in the Shrine of the Book.
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  Doll in the Beaded Ceremonial Art of the Ndebele exhibition

Beaded Ceremonial Art of the Ndebele

The Museum's African Art collection has recently been enriched by a generous donation of beaded Ndebele art. This special display highlights ceremonial body ornaments and initiation dolls made by Ndebele women for use in rites of passage and as status symbols. The intricate beadwork features common motifs such as stylized flora, houses, telegraph poles, and electric light bulbs, reflecting the Ndebele woman's domestic concerns, her hopes for a good harvest, and her aspirations for an idealized home.
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  Frank Auerbach,
David Landau, Black felt-tip pen, graphite  

Frank Auerbach: Portraits on Paper

The Museum's Prints and Drawings collection has recently been enriched with works by the German-born British artist Frank Auerbach. On display in this exhibition are twenty portraits of his friends and relatives, including Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, R. B. Kitaj, and Joe Tilson, painted between 1980 and 1998.
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  Mother and child, Colima, West Mexico, 250 BCE-250 CE, Sculpture  

Close Encounters

Featuring two mother-and-child sculptures, this exhibition brings together the work of modern artist Henry Moore and Precolumbian art created 2,000 years earlier. Moore's imposing, innovative sculptures and ancient West Mexican art both ascribe prominence to human figures, particularly those of mother and child. The sculptures' juxtaposition demonstrates their affinity and sheds light on the visual power and sensuality of the ancient art form, which served as a source of inspiration to the modern artist.
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All educational and cultural activities for the public taking place in the Museum are within the framework of:
The Sandra Rotman Cultural Program
. All programs are in
Hebrew unless otherwise indicated.

  View of Contact Point 2011  

Contact Point
Imagine a visit to the Museum; now imagine something entirely different. This nightly event hosts artists in a wide range of media - dance, music, spoken word, and performance - who engage with artworks throughout the Museum campus and offer original creative responses. The audience is invited to experience these singular "contact points," presented this one night only. Participants include Eyal Shani, Beni Bashan, Rona Kenan, Shahar Segal, Yoav Kutner, Uri Kinrot, Noam Inbar, Rafik, DJ Sabbo and Rob (Soulico), Alex Epstein, Noa Shadur, Itzik Weingarten, Yonatan Zur, and Masha Zur Glozman.
July 12 9 pm - 3 am | Thurs
Art Garden and throughout the Museum campus No extra charge For reservations, call 677-1300

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  Ron Arad,720 Degrees (Curtain Call),Simulation  

720 Degrees (Curtain Call): Monumental Installation by Designer Ron Arad

5,600 suspended silicon ropes form a perfect sphere - a digital screen on which video works by Israeli and international artists are projected; these may be viewed from without or from within. Each evening will feature unique performances in a variety of media.
Aug 8 - Sept 5 (except Tues Aug 21) 8:30 - 11 pm
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Teddy's Museum: A Special Israel Museum Production

On a hot summer's afternoon, half a century ago, hundreds of people gathered on an arid hilltop in West Jerusalem to celebrate the Israel Museum's inauguration. The Museum soon grew into one of the world's leading cultural institutions. How did Teddy Kollek persuade a theatrical impresario from New York to part from his sculpture collection and donate it to the Museum? Why did the Baron de Rothschild agree to transfer his most precious family treasure to Jerusalem? Curators, founders, and donors unveil the unlikely story of the Museum's establishment.
Director and producer: Gilad Tocatly, Chief editor: Nurit Shilo-Cohen
50 mins, English and Hebrew, with English subtitles, Jerusalem Cinematheque
Tues | July 10 | 6 pm
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Israeli Wine-Tasting Festival

A celebration of wine tasting from the leading wineries in Israel, in the enchanted atmosphere of the Art Garden, accompanied by Jazz music. Ticket includes a wine glass, unlimited tasting, and admission to the Museum galleries until 9 pm on Tuesday. Warm clothing recommended.
July 30 - Aug 2 7:00 - 11 pm | NIS 80 per person per evening
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We Don't Want to Sleep!

Singular nighttime happening for the whole family: Light sculpture with artist Yair Reshef; observing the night sky with an astronomer; flashlight tour of the Museum campus; investigating the phenomenon of bats with Dr. Eran Levin; dream interpretation; stories around the bonfire with Dvir Suramello; nighttime songs with Trio 334; Ha-Kumkum Theatre's clown act "Night at the Museum" Made possible by British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel.
Aug 7 6 -11 pm | Free for children; Adults - included in regular ticket
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The 27th Annual Kite-Flying Festival

Kite-making workshops
Tues | August 21 | 10:30 am - 7 pm | NIS 30-40

Kite-flying and musical parade of giant puppets.
Tues | August 21 | 4 -7 pm | No extra charge

Made possible by Edna and Sam Wilchfort, Jerusalem, and Ilan and Linda Kauftel, New York

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VIP 14: From Green to Red

Looped screenings of video works, performances, and conversations about art in the reconstructed watermelon shed in the historic no-man's land at the edge of the Musrara neighborhood. For some three decades, the shed served as a meeting place for Jews and Arabs on Jerusalem summer nights. In conjunction with "Under the Mountain 2012: Festival of New Public Art" and in collaboration with the Muslala Group.

Mon - Sat | July 30 - Aug 4 | 8 -11 pm | Free of charge | Corner of Ha'ayin Het and HaTzanhanim Streets
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In conjunction with the exhibition Crossplay
Kabuki Theatre Performance

Demonstration by Japanese actors. Actors in female roles, dressed in elaborate original costumes and wearing women's makeup, will demonstrate this unique theatre's stylized performance, explaining the significance of the gestures and music accompanying it. The event is jointly organized with the Japan Foundation and the Japanese Embassy, in celebration of 60 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Japan. The event is held in collaboration with Shochiku Co., Ltd.

Thur August 30 | 8 pm | Fri August 31 | 2 pm |Springer Auditorium. Performance lasts one hour, followed by a visit to the exhibition. IS 75 | Members IS 65, For reservations, call 677-1300
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Sukkah Talk: Preparatory Workshop for the Model Sukkah Design Contest

A survey of sukkahs from different Jewish communities with Rachel Sarfati, curator in the Wing for Jewish Art and Life

Workshop led by artists to brainstorm and get to know materials used to build model sukkahs.

Tues July 31 | 5 pm | In collaboration with Beit Avi Chai | Youth Wing Auditorium | No extra charge
For registration, call 677-1302 Space is limited


Special and Private Events
For further details call, 02-670-8985

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Gallery Talks
July 3, 10 (6 pm English; 7 pm Hebrew), 17, 18, 24, 31 (Gallery talks are at 7 pm unless otherwise stated)
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A large selection of activities, guided tours, workshops, lectures, and theatrical tours adapted to various groups
To arrange tours in Hebrew, Arabic, English, French, German, Russian, or Spanish, call Emilia at 670-8884
(Note: Arabic tours on
June 12 and June 23 and Russian tours)
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New! Guided Tour of Bergman House

The private home of international art collector Charlotte Bergman was built on the Museum premises in the 1970s. The International Style house boasts a view of the Valley of the Cross and of the Knesset. With her death in 2002, she bequeathed her important collection of modern art to the Museum and instructed that the house and its contents be left untouched. On display in this magnificent residence are original masterpieces by Picasso, Chagall, Henry Moore, and other artists, making a visit to the house a very special experience.
Tour lasts one hour; To arrange tours, call Nava Shema at 670-8805, 677-1305, »

Group Tours for Schools and Other Educational Institutions:
Good for the Body, Good for the Soul - Healthy lifestyle workshop
From Kindergarten to Grade 12 - A variety of themes in the galleries
Tours for Art Majors
For details, call Nava Shema at 670-8805, 677-1305, »

Tours for Special Education Groups
For details, call Timnah Shahar at 677-1379, »

Tours for Private Groups: A wide selection of programs to enrich a private event, including an overview of the Museum's treasures; thematic tours focusing on archaeology, the Bible, fine art, Jewish art and life, 100 years of Israeli art, or love; and guided tours of temporary exhibitions and special exhibits

Tailor-Made Tours: Design a tour specially suited to your needs, together with one of our professional guides

Culture for Seniors: Enjoy a fun day at the Museum, including a guided tour, show, and coffee break.
For details, call Emilia Vid at 670-8884, »

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  Summer Marathon in the Youth Wing, 2011  

Summer Marathon in conjunction with the exhibition Good Night

Painting and sculpture
for graduates of kindergarten through grade 7
Photography, comics, and classical animation
for graduates of grade 4 and above

Digital animation; Digital photography; Computer art
for graduates of grade 8 and above
Wood sculpture with Amir Baumfeld for graduates of grade 9 and above
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  Baking in the Youth Wing Activity Yard, 2011  

Summer for the Whole Family

A Long Day's Night:
Explore the theme of the exhibition in the Activity Yard's cool, dim atmosphere: Sculpting in the dark; Designing paper lanterns; Creating (almost) real bats; Baking moon- and star-shaped cookie

July (from July 17)
| Tues 4-7 pm | Ages 3-9 | NIS 15
Aug (until Aug 28) Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am - 3 pm | Tues 10 am - 2 pm; 3-7 pm | Ages 3 and up | NIS 15 Members NIS 10
Made possible by British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel
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  Tour: Night at the Museum: Active tour for families throughout the Museum campus, in the footsteps of the night.

Aug (until Aug 28) Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 12:30, 2:30 pm | Tues 12:30, 2:30, 5 pm | Fri 12 noon | Ages 7-12 | NIS 20 | Members NIS 15


Recycling Workshop

Moonlit Workshop: In the Recycling Workshop, buttons turn into stars, plates become moons, and industrial waste is transformed into art.

July | Tues 4-7 pm | Ages 3-9 | NIS 15
Aug (until Aug 28) Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am - 3 pm | Tues 10 am - 2 pm; 3-7 pm | Ages 3 and up | NIS 15 Members NIS 10
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  Activities in the Illustration Library

Story: Black Book, White Book:
The Illustration Library invites you to listen to nighttime stories and examine nighttime illustrations.

| Tues 5 pm | Fri 11 am | Ages 3-9 | NIS 15
Aug (until Aug 28) Sun - Thurs 11:30 am | Tues also 5 pm | Ages 4-7 | NIS 20 Members NIS 15
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Inspired by Illustrator
Special activity in conjunction with the exhibition Illustration, That's the Whole Story

July 6, 13, 20, 27 | Fri 12 noon | Ages 4-8 No extra charge
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Tuesdays in the Illustrations Library:
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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Archaeological Tell

Children and their parents are invited to learn about the various stages of an archaeological dig.
Open during regular Museum hours. (Workbook at no extra charge)
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Birthdays at the Museum

Celebrate your child's birthday at the Museum on weekday afternoons. You provide the refreshments, we take care of all the rest! Select the program of your choice:

Birthday in the Exhibition: Good Night | Ages 5 - 9
Pajama party in the Youth Wing with games, giggles, and scares - and a surprise at the end.

For details and reservations, call 02-677-1302

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  View of the Sculpture Garden  

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» Members benefits - further information
Fri 21.9 | 12 noon
Springer Auditorium
Free of charge
Space is limited - first come, first served
Special Piano Recital for Members Performed by Adi Neuhaus, first-prize winner of the Young Artists' competition (2012) and of Piano Forever (2011), and a student at the Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.

  View of Entry Pavillion with Menashe Kadishman, Suspense, 1966. Painted steel   Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum
The Association of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum is dedicated to developing and cultivating relations between the Museum and its community of friends and supporters in Israel.

Honor your friends with a contribution to the Israel Museum. A personalized certificate acknowledging your donation towards educational and youth activities at the Museum will be issued by the office of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum: 02-670-8815, 677-1344
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  The Museum Shop   Museum Shop

The shop is open during regular Museum hours, and also from 10 am on Tuesdays
July - August A Celebration of Special Discounts A selection of catalogues, children's games, jewelry, shirts, posters, and more

Tel. 02-672-8294 » Shop online
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Roxy Paine, Inversion, 2008, Stainless steel
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Information and Study Centers
The Isidore and Anne Falk Information Center for Jewish Art and Life.
By appointment only, Tel. 02-677-1304 » details

Israeli Art Information Center Study room adjacent to the Library.
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Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; The Arturo Schwarz Dada and Surrealist Library;
The Norman Bier Section for Maps of the Holy Land. By appointment only:
Prints and Drawings, Schwarz Library, and Bier Maps Section: Tel. 02-670-8853, 02-670-8065;

Photographs: Tel. 02-670-8843 » details
Illustration Library in the Youth Wing

Dorot Foundation Dead Sea Scrolls Information and Study Center, in Memory of Joy Gottesman Ungerleider
Closed to the public; reopening to be announced on Museum website» details


Wheelchairs and lockers are available at the Entrance Pavilion. Coat check and folding chairs are available at the end of the Route of Passage, near the elevators. Please inquire at the Information Desk.

The Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book are open:
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 10 am - 5 pm
Tues 4-9 pm | Fri 10 am - 2 pm
Sat 10 am - 5 pm


The Museum keeps its doors open with the help of its Guardian friends:
July 1-7 Anita and Marc Abramowitz
July 15-21 The Mailman Foundation
July 29 -August 4 Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen

Spring and Summer in the Art Wing are sponsored by Les Amis Francais du Musee d'Israel a Jerusalem
Gallery Talks courtesy of the Morton L. and Barbara Mandel Fund

The Museum gratefully acknowledges the generosity of those who contribute to its exhibitions:

Crossplay Donors to the 2012 Exhibition Fund*;
A World Apart Rene and Susanne Braginsky, Zurich;The Aaron Beare Foundation, Durban, South Africa; The Alan B. Slifka Foundation, New York
Beuys | Kantor Lynn Schusterman and the Schusterman Foundation - Israel, in honor of the 60th birthday of Israel Museum Director James S. Snyder; The Association of Friends of the Israel Museum in Germany; Donors to the 2012 Exhibition Fund*;
White Gold The Thomas S. Kaplan Collection, courtesy of the Recanati-Kaplan Foundation; The Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
Nancy and Steven Weinstock, New York; Patricia and Lance Blackstone, London; Avedis Tavitian, Los Angeles; Lynn Schusterman, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Donors to the 2012 Exhibition Fund*;
Good Night: Donors to the 2012 Exhibition Fund*; Association of Friends of the Israel Museum in Germany; Hollandia Israel
The Jews of Tangier Donors to the 2012 Exhibition Fund*;
Divine Messengers Donors to the 2011- 2012 Exhibition Fund*
Gerhard Richter, Abstraktes Bild 849-3 Lily Safra, in memory of her husband, Edmond J. Safra
LinesThe Ticho House Fund

*Donors to the Israel Museum's 2011-2012 Exhibition Funds: Claudia Davidoff, Cambridge, MA, in memory of Ruth and Leon Davidoff, Hanno D. Mott, New York, The Nash Family Foundation, New York

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