Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art (TAMA) is a leading Israeli cultural institution welcoming over 650,000 visitors annually and home to an extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art by Israeli and international artists. The Museum was founded in 1932 by the first Mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff.

Today the Museum Complex spans three unique buildings: the Main Building and sculpture garden, the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, and the Herta and Paul Amir Building. The latter, designed by Preston Scott Cohen and inaugurated in 2011, doubled the Museum’s exhibition space and has achieved accolades from critics and the public alike.


Highlights of the 36,000 object collection include works by modern masters like Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, Chagall, Picasso, Kandinsky, Rothko and Pollock and contemporary artists like Gerhard Richter, Francis Bacon, Anish Kapoor, Anselm Kiefer, Sigalit Landau, and Annette Messager, among others. TAMA is the proud home to the largest collection of Israeli art in the world and awards 22 prizes each year to outstanding Israeli artists working in a variety of media.


Curatorial departments include Israeli Art, Modern and Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings, Photography, Architecture and Design, and Old Masters. TAMA mounts 30-34 exhibitions annually in the Museum’s three buildings. Recent exhibitions have featured the work of prominent international contemporary artists such as Douglas Gordon, Vik Muniz, Jeff Wall, Anri Sala, David Claerbout, Joana Vasconcelos, Tom Friedman, and Michaël Borremans.


Each year 90,000 children, teens, adults, seniors, and IDF soldiers participate in programs that serve as a model for museum education in Israel. TAMA offers scholarships for underprivileged, artistically-talented teens, as well as programs that promote tolerance by bringing together Jewish and Arab children. School visits, lectures, guided tours and art workshops deepen audience engagement. A rich selection of cultural offerings including classical and jazz music, lectures, dance performances and films are staged throughout the year.

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© 2015 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkJackson Pollock, Earth Worms, 1946. Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, Venice, through the American-Israel Cultural Foundation. Photo: Avraham Hay
© Ron GiladInstallation view of Ron Gilad: the Logical, the Ironic, and the Absurd, 2013. Photo: Uri Grun
© 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkPablo Picasso, Woman with a Red Underskirt, 1921. Moshe and Sara Mayer Collection. Photo: Avraham Hay

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