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.
What’s on permanent exhibit at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art:
New artist: Elad Kopler, Winner of the 2012 Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter