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The Museum For Islamic Art

The Museum For Islamic Art opened its doors in 1974 and features one of the most important permanent collections of Islamic art in the world dating from the 7th to 19th centuries. The museum was established by Vera Bryce Salomons to foster dialogue and become a bridge between Arab and Jewish cultures. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum hosts a rotating exhibition schedule showcasing art and artists from across the Islamic world. The basement also holds one of the globe’s most extensive watch and clock collections, with masterpieces from Breguet, including Marie Antoinette’s watch.

Jerusalem Artist's House

Head to the Jerusalem Artist’s House for a constantly curated (and free) exhibition space showcasing the latest work by young and emerging Israeli artists. The Ottoman-era building was the original home of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, founded by Boris Schatz in 1906, and serves as the home of the Israel Painters and Sculptors Association. The space serves as a career-launching platform for art-school graduates and also hosts the Biennale for Contemporary Drawing in Israel.

  • Shmu'el ha-Nagid Street 12
    Jerusalem

Terra Sancta Museum

The Terra Sancta Museum is run by a Franciscan convent in the Old City of Jerusalem, taking up residence along the Christian pilgrimage route of the Via Dolorosa. At the second station of Flagellation you’ll find a brand-new multimedia wing with a 15-minute interactive tour and light show taking you through the history of Jerusalem, beginning with the birth of Jesus through to present-day Christianity, touching upon spirituality and religion through an historical-archaeological lens.

The Israel Museum

For world-class art, look no further than the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, regarded as the Israel’s premier art institution. The museum houses ancient artefacts alongside a stellar contemporary art collection and rotating exhibitions from the likes of Giacometti, Picasso and Ai Wei Wei. Spread over 20 acres, the museum holds encyclopaedic collections dating from prehistory to the present across its various wings, as well as the most extensive collection of biblical archaeology in the world.

Contemporary Art in Jerusalem Art Tours

Founded by New York expat Jenna Romano, this organisation offers private guided art tours of Jerusalem, offering an insider look at dispersed art scene from established galleries to underground projects. Book a tour to experience a hidden layer of Jerusalem and interact with the city’s artists, curators and gallerists.

The Museum For Islamic Art

Jerusalem Artist's House

Terra Sancta Museum

The Israel Museum

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