Tel Aviv Museum of Art

About the Museum


Interior View, Lola Beer Ebner Sculpture Garden in Memory of Dolfi Ebner
Interior View, Lola Beer Ebner Sculpture Garden in Memory of Dolfi Ebner
Photo credit: Elad Sarig

Interior View, Lola Beer Ebner Sculpture Garden in Memory of Dolfi Ebner

International and Israeli Sculpture from the early 20th Century to the present
Exterior View, Herta and Paul Amir Building
Photo Credit: Amit Geron

Exterior View, Herta and Paul Amir Building

Interior View, Dina and Raphael Recanati Family Foundation Galleries in the Herta and Paul Amir Building
Photo Credit: Elad Sarig

Interior View, Dina and Raphael Recanati Family Foundation Galleries in the Herta and Paul Amir Building

Interior View, The Mizne-Blumental Collection in the Main Building
© Elad Sarig Photography, Photo Credit: Elad Sarig

Interior View, The Mizne-Blumental Collection in the Main Building

Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a municipal museum and is one of Israel's leading artistic and cultural institutions. The museum was envisioned and founded in 1932 by the first Mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff, in his private home on Rothschild Boulevard. Since then, it has changed locations and developed significantly. The museum's collection, which originally comprised only a few dozen items, has grown steadily – in great part through generous donations by collectors and artists, and thanks to the dedication and support of the museum's local and international committees and friends.

The museum is currently situated in three main buildings: The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, built in the heart of the city in 1959, was the museum's abode for twelve years and today showcases mainly temporary exhibitions; the Main Building on Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, which opened in 1971; and adjacent to it, the new Herta and Paul Amir Building, inaugurated in the Fall of 2011, which doubled the museum's exhibition space.

Designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen, this innovative building is an international landmark at the center of Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital. The museum's extended exhibition space also includes the Lola Beer Ebner Sculpture Garden, and Nata's Garden. The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Art Education Center, operating from its own building since 1988 and offering a wide variety of art workshops, is also an integral part of the museum.

Collection Highlights


Claude Monet

Haystack in Giverny

Gustav Klimt

Friederike Maria Beer
Untitled Improvisation V

Wassily Kandinsky

Untitled Improvisation V
The Bewildered Planet

Max Ernst

The Bewildered Planet
Tel Aviv Museum of Art: Collection Highlights

Claude Monet

Haystack in Giverny, 1889
oil on canvas, 65 x 81.5cm
Anonymous Gift 1973. Photo credit: Avraham Hai

Gustav Klimt

Friederike Maria Beer, 1916
oil on canvas, 168 X 130 cm
Mizne-Blumental Collection. Photo Credit: Elad Sarig
Untitled Improvisation V
Photo: Elad Sarig, Image courtesy of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Wassily Kandinsky

Untitled Improvisation V, 1914
oil on canvas, 111 x 111 cm
Mizne-Blumental Collection. Photo Credit: Elad Sarig. Credit for exhibition display: Elad Sarig
The Bewildered Planet
© ADAGP, Paris 2017, Photo: Elad Sarig, Image courtesy of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Max Ernst

The Bewildered Planet, 1942
oil on canvas, 110 x 140 cm
Gift of the artist, 1955. Collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. © ADAGP, Paris 2017
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