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The Tel Aviv Museum of Art: in perpetual growth

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Established in 1932 in Mayor Meir Dizengoff's former villa, the museum constantly changed addresses, only to re-emerge in a new setting with deconstructivist traits in 2012.

Israel's cultural capital is proud of the Herta and Paul Amir building that doubles the exhibition space of its art museum. Opened in autumn 2011, it is the work of American, Preston Scott Cohen, who appropriates modernism with deconstructivist traits.

Inside this modern, contemporary art museum there is, naturally, one of the world's largest collections of Israeli art in the fields of painting, sculpture, drawings and prints, photography, video, installations, architecture, and design. The classification of works is based on the chronology of the country: before the birth of the state, modern up to the 1970s, and contemporary.

Artists, patrons, and worldwide acquisition funds have enriched the permanent collections with works by Danziger, van Gogh, Chagall, Pissarro, Vlaminck, Kandinsky, Archipenko, Ernst, and Pollock… There is even a department dedicated to Old Masters of the 16th to the 19th century, including Brueghel the Younger and van Honthorst.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art
27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd
Tel Aviv, 61332012

+972 03 6077020

www.tamuseum.org.il

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