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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...
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Wall Street Journal Dec 24, 2011
Rachel Wolff
Where to Meet Some Angels - Dec 29, 2011 
This Year in History: 2011 (#9)

JTA - Dec 26, 2011
Menorah of 25,000 dominoes constructed in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post Dec 28, 2011
Ruth Beloff
The reality of illusion

Ynet News Dec 26, 2011
Sivan Raviv
25,000 domino pieces create menorah

JSS News Dec 23, 2011
Alon Hermet
Des anges au musée d'Israël
• In Dec 20, 2011
Levent Ozler
Curious Minds: New Approaches in Design

Art Daily Dec 21, 2011
Israel Museum presents contemporary design exhibition "Curious Minds"

Haaretz Dec 14, 2011
Elad Samorzik
Bringing dance to life

Art Daily Dec 13, 2011
composer Noa Eshkol
Israel Museum premieres new project by Sharon Lockhart based on works by Israeli dance

Jerusalem Post Dec 2, 2011
Greer Fay Cashman
Grapevine: Viva España!

The Art Newspaper, What's On, Dec 2011
Javier Pes
Divine Messengers: Angels in Art

Israël infos Nov 24, 2011
Alon Hermet
ISRAËL - Musée de Jérusalem : Jewish avant-garde artists from Roumania
• In JSSNews

Jerusalem Post Nov 16, 2011
Greer Fay Cashman

Le Monde – Lunettes Rouge Nov 15, 2011
Marc Lenot
Micha Ullman, le sable et le fer

Art Daily Nov 13, 2011
A selection of new Contemporary art acquisitions on view at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem Nov 10, 2011
Masha Leon
American Friends of the Israel Museum Gala Celebrates 1 Million Visitors in 2011

Aurora Nov 6, 2011
Chiquita Levov
El Greco y su travesía por Jerusalén

Wall Street Journal Nov 3, 2011
Kelly Crow
Sotheby's Rallies with $199.8 Million Sale

Globes Nov 3, 2011
Hagit Peleg Rotem
Israel Museum sells six paintings for $8.8m

Art Daily Nov 2, 2011
Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern art brings nearly $200M, Klimt landscape sells for $404 M

 AP Oct 1, 2011
NY auction house to sell works from Israel Museum
• Wall Street Journal
• Washington Post
• Forbes
• ABC News
• YNet

Bloomberg Oct, 2, 11
Israel Museum Plans Sotheby’s Sale of Works Starting in November
Gwen Ackerman

New York Times Sept 30, 11
Israel Museum's Auction
Carol Vogel

Globes Oct 3, 11
Israel Museum seeks to net $17m from art sale
Hagit Peleg-Rotem

Art Daily Oct 1, 11
Sotheby's to offer works from the collection of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem Oct 6, 11
Israel Museum to sell selected artworks Oct 2, 11
Israel Museum to Sell Selected Artwork

Jerusalem Post Oct 3, 11
Israel Museum selling 39 pieces that could net up to $17m
Melanie Lidman

Biblical Archaeology Review Nov/Dec 2011
Exhibit Watch: Ancient Glassmaker’s Wares on Display at Israel Museum

Bible History Daily (BAR) 14.10.11
Review: Chronicles of the Land: Archaeology in the Israel Museum Jerusalem
Steven Fine

Financial Times 7.10.11
The Bible via the Bauhaus
David Kaufman
Ynet September 9, 2011
Associated Press - Daniella Cheslow
Israel Museum returns art to artist's heirs
In Yahoo News
In CBS News
In Haaretz
In Lebanon Daily News
In BBC News

e-Jewish Philanthropy September 8,  2011
Israel Museum Restitutes Painting to Artist’s Heir

Jerusalem Post August 25, 2011
Loren Minsky
Up, up and away: Soaring the Jerusalem skies

Midnight East August, 25 2011
Graham Lawson
Christian Marclay's "The Clock" Reel Time – Real Time

Art Daily August 22, 2011
Israel Museum welcomes one millionth visitor since inauguration of renewed campus

Israel National News August 16, 2011
8th Annual Wine Festival at Israel Museum

Haaretz August 14, 2001
Taste the best of Israel's wines at annual Jerusalem festival

Art in America August 1, 2011
Lilly Wei
Jerusalem's Open Season

Midnight East July 25, 2011
Ayelet Dekel
Israel Museum Acquires Kentridge Video Installation

Bloomberg July 25, 2011
Gwen Ackerman and Alisa Odenheimer
Dancers Strip, Pay Homage to Styrofoam Boy Statue in Israel

Baltimore Jewish Times July 19, 2011
Dina Kraft
Jerusalem Stretches For Its Cultural Groove July 14, 2011
The Israel Museum inspires curiosity with second annual Contact Point event The Arty Semite July 6, 2011
Akin Ajayi
Micha Ullman's Fixed and Fluid Sculptures June 25, 2011
Arthur Ou
500 Words: Itay Mautner and Naomi Bloch Fortis

Midnight East June 19, 2011
Angela Levine
The World in a Grain of Sand – The Micha Ullman Retrospective

Jerusalem Report/Jerusalem Post June 14, 2011
Anne Sassoon
A Generous Feast of Imagery

Midnight East June 15, 2011
Ayelet Dekel
Merce Cunningham Dance Company – The Last Event

Jerusalem Post June 15, 2011
Greer Fay Cashman

Yahoo/AP Photo June 11, 2011
Maya Hasson
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC) dancers perform in the Israel Museum's Israeli art section...

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 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 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

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


The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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