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About the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world....More...

Jerusalem Post June 6, 2011
Dancing the Night Away

New York Times / International Herald Tribune Arts Guide June 3, 2011
THE ISRAEL MUSEUM The Prince and the Paper: Masterworks From the Esterhazy Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 
Jerusalem Post June 3, 2011
Greer Fay Cashman
Teddy Kollek award honors capital's benefactors

Expeditions Magazine June, 2011
media: The Charged Act of Art

Jerusalem Post May 28, 2011
Ori J. Lenkinski
Cunningham to perform one last time in Israel

Jerusalem Post May 27, 2011
Ori J. Lenkinski
Fifty Years Young

Designline.de May 13, 2011
Julia Bluth
Unter gleißender Sonne

The Forward – The Arty Semite April 28, 2011
Akin Ajayi
The Ghosts of Kentridge Past

Art Daily April 26, 2011
First Annual Jerusalem Season of Culture to Launch Summer 2011

artcritical April 22, 2011
Anne Sassoon
The Pleasures of the Pursuit: Talks by William Kentridge and Philip Pearlstein in Jerusalem

igoogledisrael.com April 21, 2011
The Israel Museum: if you only visit one museum in Israel, this has to be it

Israel 21c - April 20, 2011
Abigail Klein Leichman
The man behind the Israel Museum

Midnight East April 16, 2011
Ayelet Dekel
Life: A User's Manual at The Israel Museum

Midnight East April 16, 2011
Ayelet Dekel
Passover 2011 at The Israel Museum

Bangkok Post April 15, 2011
Curating a place of Culture

Israel 21c April 5, 2011
Viva Sarah Press
Israel Museum dir. in 'chosen people' of art world

Midnight East April 3, 2011
Ayelet Dekel
Cultural Tourism – International Tourism Conference Jerusalem 2011

artdaily - March 16, 2011
American Artist Roxy Paine Installs "Inversion" in the Bill Rose Garden at the Israel Museum

Israel Magazin - March 16, 2011
Israel-Museum um Edelstahl-Baum reicher (German)

Haaretz - March 8, 2011
Daniel Rauchwerger
In the frame / Israel Museum head named in list of top art world figures

AP - March 6, 2011
African artist brings exhibition to Israel
In CBS News
In the Washington Post
In the Miami Herald

Haaretz - March 7
Ellie Armon-Azoulay
Visiting South African artist rejects Israel boycott, opting to protest in Jerusalem instead

Art Daily - March 7, 2011
Israel Museum Director Named One of 50 Most Influential People in the Art World In 2010 

Art Daily - March 3, 2011
Israel Museum Explores the Seasons with Works by Pissarro, Rodin, Sisley, and Others

Israel 21C: ISRAELITY - March 1, 2011
James Snyder in Top 100

Haaretz - February 28, 2011
Daniel Rauchwerger
Israel Museum head Dov Gottesman dies at 82

Haaretz - February 25
Tal Niv
The hole

Artinfo - February 18, 2011
Sarah Douglas
Following Their Instincts (For decades, Noel and Harriette Levine pursued the photographs they loved...)

Haaretz - February 17, 2011
Elad Samorzik
Keeping the legacy alive
 
Jerusalem Post - February 16, 2011
Helen Kaye
A truly golden Israel Festival

Ynet - February 1
Itamar Eichner
Chilean Miners prepare for Israel Visit
("On the third day of the visit, the delegation will tour the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and the Israel Museum, as well as Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market.")

Haaretz - January 31, 2011
Ellie Armon Azoulay
Israel Museum names winners of arts and design prizes: Photographer Barry Frydlender will receive the Sandberg Prize for Israeli art, which includes an NIS 20,000 award. 

Travel Pulse - February 24, 2011
Jerusalem's Israel Museum Releases Calendar of Exhibitions
  
Jerusalem Post January 19, 2011
Elie Leshem
Israel Museum celebrates: 500,000 Visitors in six months 

Jewish Ideas Daily - January 18, 2011
Aryeh Tepper
Where Have All the Prophets Gone?

Jewish Philanthropy - January 12, 2011
Dan Brown
First Annual Jerusalem Season of Culture to Launch Summer 2011

The Wall Street Journal - Don't Miss Jan 8 - 14
A Bible in Wood

The Jewish Week - January 4, 2011
Hilary Larson
Where to Travel This Week

Midnight East - January 1, 2011
Angela Levine
The Vision of Steinhardt

Hadassah Magazine - January, 2011
Esther Hecht
Arts: Museum Makeover

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About the Israel Museum

The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. In just forty-five years, thanks to a legacy of gifts and generous support from its circle of patrons worldwide, the Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects, representing the full scope of world material culture.

In the summer of 2010, the Israel Museum completed the most comprehensive upgrade of its 20-acre campus in its history, featuring new galleries, entrance facilities, and public spaces. The three-year expansion and renewal project was designed to enhance visitor experience of the Museum’s collections, architecture, and surrounding landscape, complementing its original design by Alfred Mansfeld and Dora Gad. Led by James Carpenter Design Associates of New York and Efrat-Kowalsky Architects of Tel Aviv, the project also included the complete renewal and reconfiguration of the Museum’s Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Archaeology Wing, Edmond and Lily Safra Fine Arts Wing, and Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wing for Jewish Art and Life.

Among the highlights of the Museum’s original campus is the Shrine of the Book, designed by Armand Bartos and Frederick Kiesler, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world, as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. Adjacent to the Shrine is the Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period, which reconstructs the topography and architectural character of the city as it was prior to its destruction by the Romans in 66 CE, and provides historical context to the Shrine’s presentation of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Museum’s celebrated Billy Rose Art Garden, designed for the original campus by Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi, is counted among the finest outdoor sculpture settings of the 20th century. An Oriental landscape combined with an ancient Jerusalem hillside, the garden serves as the backdrop for the Israel Museum’s display of the evolution of the modern western sculptural tradition. On view are works by modern masters including Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, and David Smith, together with more recent site-specific commissions by such artists as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Mark Dion, James Turrell, and Micha Ullman.

The Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education, unique in its size and scope of activities, presents a wide range of programming to more than 100,000 schoolchildren each year, and features exhibition galleries, art studios, classrooms, a library of illustrated children’s books, and a recycling room. Special programs foster intercultural understanding between Arab and Jewish students and reach out to the wide spectrum of Israel’s communities.

In addition to the extensive programming offered on its main campus, the Israel Museum also operates two off-site locations: the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, an architectural gem built in 1938 for the display of archaeology from ancient Israel; and Ticho House, which offers an ongoing program of exhibitions by younger Israeli artists in a historic house and garden setting


Contacts:

Israel:
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

PO Box 71117
Jerusalem 91710
Dena Scher Bartra, Foreign Press Officer
[email protected] Tel: 972-2-6708935 

Israel Press Office
Tel: 02-670-8868
Fax: 02-670-8063

USA:
Resnicow Schroeder Associates, Inc.

Tel: 212-5950515
Fax: 212-5958354
Leah Sandals / Jocelyn London
lsandals / [email protected]
212-6715154 / 5157

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