Art News: Tel Aviv Museum of Art Opens New Building

Posted by Rachel Klein on November 2, 2011 at 1:30:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

The museum that holds Israel's largest collection of modern and contemporary art just doubled its exhibition space today with the opening of its new Herta and Paul Amir Building. Art-New-Tel-Aviv-Museum-of-Art-Opens-New-Building.jpg Designed by Preston Scott Cohen, the building has a soaring 87-foot-high atrium inside its light-filled entrance, as well as more than 40,000 square feet devoted to galleries, plus a new library and an auditorium. The Tel Aviv Museum of Art's pre-existing main building, which held the Israeli art collection, as well as works of photography, video, design, and architecture, has become the museum's space dedicated to current exhibitions. The Sam and Ayala Zacks Gallery, previously used for rotating exhibits, now features post-World War II European and American art. The museum is located next to the Golda Meir Cultural & Art Center and the Beit Ariela Municipal Library in Center City. Read our review of the museum here. Heading to Israel soon? Get the best planning tips and more for your trip with our Israel Travel Guide. Photo credit: courtesy of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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