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Dear Visitors,

At the close of a most remarkable summer season, which drew more than 36,000 visitors to the Museum during one week alone – an all-time record – we prepare for a rich fall and winter program.

The new year begins with the excitement of a first-ever presentation of a work by Botticelli in Israel: The Annunciation, 1481, a visiting masterpiece on loan to us from the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, and the opening of Making an Entrance: Jewish Artists in 19th-Century Europe and Pointing the Way: Women Design Ceremonial Objects. In December we will inaugurate our Israeli art season, with a spectrum of new exhibitions exploring intriguing themes and spotlighting established and cutting-edge artists, and will also offer our public a chance to see Aircraft Carrier: American Ideas and Israeli Architectures, straight from the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. And, of course, we urge you to visit Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey before it closes, and thereby join the more than 300,000 visitors who have already enjoyed this groundbreaking exhibition. For more on all of these exhibitions, as well as our extensive program of cultural events, please see below.

We thank you for your ongoing participation and support during the past year, and look forward to welcoming you to the Museum in the months ahead. In the meantime, we wish you a very healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year.

James S. Snyder
Anne and Jerome Fisher Director

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    Aircraft Carrier: American Ideas and Israeli Architectures
From the Venice Biennale to the Israel Museum
From November 3

This exhibition traces the accelerated influence of the United States on Israeli society from 1973 to the first decade of the 21st century, as manifested in Israeli architecture and public space.
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  Einat Arif-Galanti, Anchusa, 2013 digital photograph   Einat Arif-Galanti: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
From October 17

Through works of photography, video, and sculpture, an intervention in Ticho House asks questions about beauty, whether organic or artificial – what endures, what lingers, what vanishes?
At Ticho House
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  Sandro Botticelli, The Annunciation, 1481
The Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Reproduced with the permission of Ministero per i Beni 
e le Attività Culturali / Alinari Archives, Florence   Botticelli, The Annunciation, 1481: A Rare Masterpiece from the Uffizi Gallery, Florence

In collaboration with the Italy-Israel Foundation for Culture and the Arts, Botticelli's exquisite fresco depicting the annunciation of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary pays a four-month visit to the Israel Museum.
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Gallery Talk: Tues. November 5 | 7 pm | English
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  Bridget Riley, Streak I, 1979   ArTricks

The artworks in this exhibition for the entire family make us think we see things that don't actually exist in reality, inviting us to reexamine what we thought we knew.
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Gallery talks: Tues October 15, 29 | 7 pm | Hebrew talk details »
Reflections about Illusions: Thurs October 17 | 5 pm | Hebrew event details »

  Erhard Reuwich
Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land 
Hand-colored woodcut, 1486
From: Bernhard von Breydenbach 
in Terram Peregrinatio Sanctam 
(Pilgrimage to the Holy Land), 
edited by Erhard Reuwich, Mainz, 1486   Mapping the Holy Land II: Cartographic Treasures from the Trevor and Susan Chinn Collection

Dating from the 15th century, Bernhard von Breydenbach's map is considered the first accurate printed map of Jerusalem. It served as an important source of influence for a great number of maps that were produced after his time, several of which are also presented here.
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  Baroness Charlotte von Rothschild
Self-portrait (sketch for Self-portrait with my Family), 1838
Oil on paper attached to cardboard
Received through the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization (JRSO)   Making an Entrance: Jewish Artists in 19th-Century Europe

Jewish artists of the 19th century sought to reconcile their Jewish values with classical themes in art like nudity and Christian motifs. See works by such artists as Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, Isidor Kaufmann, Maurycy Gottlieb, Isaac Ilyich Levitan, and Mark Antokolski.
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  View of Entrance to Exhibition   Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey

Take a journey from the legendary king's palace in Jericho, where he died, to the site of his burial at Herodium. Learn the fascinating story of Herod's reign in the Kingdom of Judea.
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Gallery Talks: Tues. October 22 | 7 pm | Space is limited | Hebrew
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  Gabriel Revelation, 
Hebrew inscription, 
1st century BCE - 1st century CE, 
Collection of Dr. David 
and Jemima Jeselsohn, Zurich   "I Am Gabriel": A Scroll in Stone from the Time of Herod

An ancient Hebrew text inscribed on a stone stands at the focus of this exhibition, opening a window onto the spiritual world of its writers in the Second Temple period. The inscription is presented along with rare manuscripts, including ancient copies of the Bible, New Testament, and Qur'an.
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  Anna Ticho
Mountainous Landscape
late 1970s
charcoal and watercolor on paper
Anna Ticho Bequest   A Gentle Storm: Large-scale Works by Anna Ticho

Colorful, sweeping landscapes and delicate watercolors of flowers are displayed throughout the house in which Anna Ticho lived.
At Ticho House
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  Alexej von Jawlensky
Lady in a Yellow Straw Hat, ca. 1910
Oil on cardboard
  Color Gone Wild: Masterworks from the Merzbacher Collection
Until November 2

Vibrant, boldly colored masterpieces by Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Wassily Kandinsky, and other artists express the artists's freedom from social and artistic conventions. learn more »

Gallery Talks: Tues October 8 | 7 pm | Wed October 23 | 11 pm | Space is limited | Hebrew
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Private Tours: Contact Emilia 02-670-8884; emilia@imj.org.il
Closing Event: Tues October 15 | 8 pm event details »
  Ben Shahn
Bowery (New York City), 1936
Gelatin silver print
Collection of Susan Ehrens and Leland Rice, Oakland
  Displaced Visions: Emigre Photographers of the 20th Century
Until October 5

Explore how the foreignness of some of the 20th century's key figures in photography - such as Andre Kertesz, Brassai, Bill Brandt, Man Ray and Robert Frank - affected their vision and the culture of their adopted homeland.
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  Yossef Zaritsky
Safed, ca. 1924
Watercolor and black chalk on paper
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  Back to Nature: Landscapes Drawn by Masters
Until October 5

A selection of works ranging from realism to abstraction by artists spanning several centuries, including Annibale Carracci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Lorrain, William Turner, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Emil Nolde, Joseph Zaritsky, Avigdor Arikha, and Aviva Uri.
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  Hans Peter Feldman, born Germany 1941
Shadow Play, 2002, Mixed media,
Gift of Catherine Thieck, Paris
In memory of Josef Leib Rainhorn to Les Amis Francais 
du Musee d'Israel a Jerusalem   Hans-Peter Feldmann: Shadowplay
Until October 5

Shadowplay, a large-scale installation, uses shadows to transform simple, everyday objects into magical figures in an imaginary world on the gallery walls.
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  The Long Wall, 2013 
Latex paint on wall
Photo: Yigal Pardo
Copyrights: Yehudit Sasportas, Zomer Gallery Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv 
and Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin and Leipzig, Germany
  Yehudit Sasportas: Seven Winters
Until October 19

Experience the beauty and mystery in the videos, drawings, and enigmatic sculptures, moving between forest, moor and moonlit landscapes of this complex installation.
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Gallery Talk: Tues. September 10 | 7 pm | Hebrew
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  Christian Marclay: The Clock. 2010   Christian Marclay: The Clock
Until October 19

Thousands of film excerpts indicating the passage of time by means of clocks, watches or people announcing a specific time of the day form a monumental 24-hour montage.
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  Sari Srulovitch
Torah shield,  2013
Brass, cut, bent, and silver-plated; wild silk
Collection of the artist
  Pointing the Way: Women Design Ceremonial Objects

This exhibition includes ceremonial objects which decorate the Torah by contemporary Israeli women designers: silversmiths Sari Srulovitch and Iris Tutnauer, and fashion designer Galya Rosenfeld.
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  Mark Fromanek and the Datenstrudel Collective
Standard Time

Standard Time: Mark Formanek and the Datenstrudel Collective

This synchronized video projection shows 72 shift workers during a 24-hour performance in an empty field near Berlin, changing the digits every minute, thus maintaining the accuracy of the "digital" clock.
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New in the Collection

Exhibited for the first time, two video works that touch on questions of ideology and its dissolution. Imbued with historical and biblical symbolism, Oded Hirsch's 50 Blue tells a personal story of father-son relationship.
Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better, the work of two young East European artists, Chisa and Tkacova, shows their Sisyphean struggle with a huge balloon in the shape of a fist, universal symbol of oppression and protest.
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  Pablo Picasso, Blind Minotaur Led by a Young Girl in the Night Aquatint, scraper and burin on copper, November 1934   For Print Lovers
The Israel Museum and the Jerusalem Print Workshop are initiating a joint series of meetings for print-lovers, including encounters with artists, collectors, restorers, and experts in the fascinating field of printmaking. Participants will be able to study masterworks from the Israel Museum collection from up close and try their hand at various printmaking techniques.

For further information please contact Ronit Sorek 02-670-8853 ronitso@imj.org.il
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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.
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Wise at Night
A free evening of study sessions and creative activities with artists, lecturers, curators, and instructors
Sound bite: brief lectures
Context: guided tours of the galleries
Hands on: experimenting with color and material
Meet the artist Ra'anan Harlap, winner of the Ministry for Culture and Sport prize for plastic art
Keynote speaker 8:30 pm Humor: Between text and image - Dani Kerman and Ephraim Sidon

Tues October 1 | 7-11 pm | Admission to Museum and event free after 7 pm
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Hanna's Sabbath Dress

Closing event for Days of Innocence.
Open to adults only.

Tues October 29 | 8 pm
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Visible Sounds: Abstraction and Spirituality in Expressionist Painting, Music, and Dance
Closing event for Color Gone Wild.

Tues October 15 | 8 pm
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Special performance in honor of Einat Arif-Galanti's new exhibition: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Performers will lead the audience in a participatory program involving 1,000 plastic blooms and the Ticho House garden.

Mon October 21 | 7 pm
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Opera in the Exhibition
When sound mixes with color, Monet meets Bizet and the Beatles open for Andy Warhol.
A wandering concert through the art galleries featuring Israeli Opera soloists, a pianist, and a string quartet. An unforgettable evening of well-loved arias and duets.

November 24, 25, 27, 28 | Space is limited.
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Special and Private Events
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  Illustration Library
Programs sponsored by Anthony and Vanessa Beyer in honor of their children Alexander and Nikolaus Mandel Beyer.

Recycling Workshop
Sitting on nails (?) or soup bowls (!) and working at mirror-tables in an illusory environment, children create objects that appear to be one thing but turn out to be something else entirely.

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  M.C. Escher
Drawing Hands, 1948
  Reflections about Illusions

A conversation with Dr. Shimon Azoulay about illusions, reality, and imagination. What do our senses tell us and should we believe them?
Followed by a tour of the ArTricks exhibition.

Thurs October 17 | 5 pm
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  In the Youth Wing Recycling Workshop   Triple Tuesday Every Tuesday!

Three activities in one afternoon: In the Recycling Workshop; a Surprise elsewhere on the Museum campus; and in the Illustration Library
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  Time Travel: The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls   Time Travel: The Story of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Join Alma on a journey through time to discover the incredible story of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
A Hebrew animation film for ages 6+, at the Shrine of the Book Auditorium.
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  Eva Itzkowitz, Illustration   Days of Innocence: Illustrator Eva Itzkowitz and the Ofer Library

Original illustrations to beloved children's books, including Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el's Hanna's Sabbath Dress, all produced by the same anonymous artist, are on display in this exhibition, revealing the unknown illustrator's identity for the first time.
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  Art Education  
Art Classes and Workshops for Children and Adults
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Wise at Night - the year's free opening event, Oct 1 details »
Registration and information 677-1303, 670-8961

See Do Love Art: Art lovers who seek to create will find inspiring artist-instructors in the Youth Wing. Adapted to the participants' age and skill level, these drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and pottery classes promote artistic growth and self-expression.
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Life Drawing Workshops: Under the guidance of artist-instructors Naomi Brickman and Yael Rubin.
Details and RSVP, call 677-1303, 670-8961
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  Courses for Teachers

Educators are invited to take part in one-day classes or series of courses specially adapted to their needs and aims, with an emphasis on developing creative thinking and familiarity with the Museum and its treasures.

For details, call 670-8860 or email lihis@imj.org.il
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A large selection of guided tours adapted to various groups. Call Emilia 02-670-8884; emilia@imj.org.il

The Bergman House Built on the Museum premises in the 1970s, the International Style house of art collector Charlotte Bergman boasts a view of the Valley of the Cross and of the Knesset. With her death in 2002, Charlotte 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. Tours last one hour | To arrange tours, call Nava 02-6708805 or email navas@imj.org.il

Tours for Schools and Other Educational Institutions:
For details, call Nava at 670-8805, 677-1305, navas@imj.org.il
Tours for Special Education Groups and Visitors with Special Needs: For details, call Timnah at 677-1379 or email
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The Association of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum is dedicated to developing and cultivating relations between the Museum and its community of friends andsupporters 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 learo@imj.org.il
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  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
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  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.
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The Isidore and Anne Falk Information Center for Jewish Art and Life.
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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;

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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



The Museum keeps its doors open with the help of its Guardian friends:
Rita and Fred Richman, October 6–12
The Morningstar Foundation, November 3–9

Gallery Talks are courtesy of:
The Morton L. and Barbara Mandel Fund.

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

Color Gone Wild Donors to the 2013 Exhibition Fund; Additional support provided by the Ministry of Culture and Sport
ArTricks Donors to the 2013 Exhibition Fund; The Marianna Griessmann Youth Wing Fund, London; The Morris Rodman Fund, Washington, D.C., The J. Weinstein Foundation in memory of Joe and Celia Weinstein, New York
Displaced Visions, Back to Nature, Mapping the Holy Land Donors to the 2013 Exhibition Fund
A Gentle Storm Ticho House Fund
Herod the Great The William Davidson Foundation, Detroit;
Bank Hapoalim, Tel Aviv;

The Leon Levy Foundation, New York; The David Berg Foundation, New York; Sarah and Avie Arenson, Caesarea; Jacqueline Simkin, Miami, in honor of Sarah and Avie Arenson's 50th wedding anniversary; Karyn and Mel Lazareck, Canada, in honor of Sarah and Avie Arenson's 50th wedding anniversary; David and Jeannie Hendin, New York, in memory of Ehud Netzer
'I Am Gabriel' Dr. David and Jemima Jeselsohn, Zurich; Additional support provided by the Green Collection, Oklahoma City
*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; Yad Hanadiv, the Rothschild Foundation in Israel

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