Tel Aviv’s contemporary art scene is spread across the city, with a selection of world-acclaimed museums and institutions, such as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and the Museum of the Jewish People, small boutique museums like the Bauhaus Foundation, high-end galleries representing established as well as emerging artists, alternative art spaces and an underground street-art scene.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Israel’s first art museum, founded in 1932 – offers a multicultural experience, displaying modern and contemporary art from Israel and abroad. An active part of the vibrant city, it is a must-visit for international and local crowds and a wonderful introduction to Israeli art.
Just a short walk up to Bialik Street will lead you to not one, but four small museums, each unique in its own way, and all dedicated to a pivotal chapter in the history and cultural life of the city. Beit Ha’ir, which is housed in the city’s historical Town Hall and underwent a three-year-long restoration, is designed to be a lively hub of exhibitions and information about the city in all its historical periods. The Bauhaus Foundation is dedicated to the study and display of Bauhaus architecture, design and art. It is a single-space gallery, occupying the bottom floor of an original and stunning Bauhaus building built in 1934. Loved by architecture buffs, the museum presents the history and development of Bauhaus design in the heart of Tel Aviv’s UNESCO-recognised White City. While in Bialik Street, be sure to also visit the Reuven Rubin Museum, an artist-house-museum where one of Israel’s most influential artists lived with his family and worked in his third-floor studio from 1946 until his death in 1974, and also Bialik House, the home of the Hebrew national poet Haim Nachman Bialik, which offers visitors a glimpse of life in Tel Aviv in the 1920s.
Guided art and architecture tours are available to gain further insight into the museums’ collections or to explore the private studios, workspaces and even homes of top artists and architects from the perspective of local insiders.
For more information, entry tickets and tour arrangements please get in touch with our concierge team at [email protected] or +972 74 766 2733.