Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel

Here’s a contemporary museum that I would like to visit. The collection at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel represents some of the leading artists of the first half of the 20th century and many of the major movements of modern art in this period.

The new Herta and Paul Amir Building on the western side of the museum opened in November, 2011. It houses an Israeli Architecture Archive, and a new section of photography and visual arts. Designed by architect Preston Scott Cohen it houses 18,500 square feet of gallery space over five floors. The gleaming white curves of the façade are composed of 430 polished cement panels. A vertical “light fall” orientates the visitor, unites all spaces around it, leads from one level to another, and brings natural light to the building’s lower level.

Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Herta and Paul Amir Building, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Walls fold around the entrances to these rooms and appear on approach to be wafer-thin.  I like how the windows match the shapes of the triangular and rectangular panels.
Walls fold around the entrances to these rooms and appear on approach to be wafer-thin. I like how the windows match the shapes of the triangular and rectangular panels.
Dramatically faceted atrium piercing center of new wing at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Dramatically faceted atrium piercing center of new wing at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Gallery exhibit inside the Tel Aviv Museum of Art's new wing.
Gallery exhibit inside the Tel Aviv Museum of Art’s new wing.
Art Library inside the Herta and Paul Amir Building
Art Library inside the Herta and Paul Amir Building

What’s on permanent exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art:

The Sheppardess by Vincent Van Gogh
The Sheppardess by Vincent Van Gogh
Untitled (Mother) by Lea Nikel
Untitled (Mother) by Lea Nikel
The Zeppelin Over Tel Aviv by Israeli artist Reuven Rubin
The Zeppelin Over Tel Aviv by Israeli artist Reuven Rubin

New artist: Elad Kopler, Winner of the 2012 Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter

An example of Elad Kopler's abstract on the disintegration of the real world
An example of Elad Kopler’s abstract on the disintegration of the real world
Untitled (Detail) 2013 by Elad Kopler
Untitled (Detail) 2013 by Elad Kopler

Visit www.huftonandcrow.com to see more views of the new Herta and Paul Amir Building and  http://www.tamuseum.com for additional information about the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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