November 30 – December 6, 2021
Art workshops, storytelling performances, guided tours, and many more fun activities for all ages
Modern Masterpieces on Paper
The exhibition celebrates the art of drawing through 130 outstanding examples of 20th-century works on paper that underscore transformations in this intimate, versatile medium. The artists whose works are presented were motivated by a wide range of philosophies, ideologies, and aims; what they shared was a search for innovative ways to express the century’s new and radical ideas.
Associate curator: Nirit Sharon Debel
Assistant curator: Natalie Peselev Stern
- July 8 2021 - December 31 2021
- הביתן ע
The Magic of the Shema
The Hebrew words Shema Yisrael, “Hear, O Israel,” mark the opening of the Jewish declaration of faith. But few realize that the Shema is also connected to magic, specifically magic used for attaining protection, health, and success.
This is the first exhibition to explore the uses of the Shema in magic. It also addresses the role of tefillin (phylacteries) and mezuzot, ritual objects prescribed by Jewish law (halakhah) that contain the text of the Shema and are regarded as having protective qualities.
- Nancy Benovitz and Dudi Mevorah
- August 20 2021 - April 23 2022
- Davidson Temporary Exhibition Gallery
and 19th-Century Paris
Honoré Daumier (1808−1879) was a French painter and graphic artist who was deeply engaged in the political and social events of his time. Equipped with a sharp eye and a biting sense of humor, he captured the most subtle nuances of human expression and gesture and recorded them on stone from memory for newspaper publications.
Culled from the Museum’s collection of prints, this exhibition displays the wide range of topics that preoccupied the artist.
- Curator: Efrat Aharon
- September 6 2021 - May 22 2022
- Lotte and Walter Floersheimer Gallery for Impressionist Art
Activity Kit for the Whole Family !
Teddy Kollek, former mayor of Jerusalem and one of the founders of the Israel Museum, reaches out from the past and asks for your help. A moment before he is about to cut the ribbon to open Israel’s first national museum, he realizes that an important object is missing, and without it the museum cannot open!
Through challenges, activities, and clues found throughout the galleries, sculpture garden, and Shrine of the Book, you can help Teddy crack the code!
Don’t’ wait, hurry now!