Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is an expansive compound comprised of three buildings. The Herta and Paul Amir building is a modern angular building designed by architect Preston Scott Cohen.  Once inside the stairways and halls give way to multiple levels of light filled gallery spaces.

The museum programming supports a perfect balance of Israeli artists as well as internationally renowned arts.  The portrait show on view gave an interesting variety of traditional portraiture like Pinchas Litvinosky from early 1920s, to more contemporary paitings with anecdotal historical references like Raffi Lavie and Shay Zilberman.

Nice to see a juxtaposition of compelling Israeli artist like Guy Zagursky’s sculptures with referential works by Jean Michel Basquiat.

If you have several more hours to spend here, there is a trove of great French Impressionist masterpieces in the Simon and Marie Jaglom Collection on permanent display.

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