The Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education has a long, rich history:
||Artist and educator Ayala Gordon starts art workshops for children on the roof of the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts.
||The Youth Wing is established in the heart of the new Israel Museum, endowed by the Kennedy and Sacher families from the UK, and the Ben-Shlomo family of Venezuela.
||Renovation and expansion of the Youth Wing increase the number of workshops, and add outdoor activity areas, a library, a recycling workshop, and a center for teacher training programs. The wing is renamed the Ruth Youth Wing, in memory of Ruth Rodman-Friedman, the daughter of Morris and Gertrude Rodman.
||Extensive renovation of the Youth Wing is completed.
||The halls of the Youth Wing are used for regular exhibitions while the rest of the Museum undergoes its comprehensive construction and renewal project.
||The renewed Israel Museum, Jerusalem reopens. The wing is renamed the Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education