Check out our tour guide below, with exclusive tips for our favorite museums and art hubs in the city that never sleeps.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Founded in 1932, Tel Aviv Museum of Art is the city’s largest fine art museum and one of Israel’s most important cultural institutions.
The museum displays modern and contemporary art from Israel and abroad, created by leading artists such as Andy Warhol, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Jeff Koons. His solo exhibition is currently on display until March 2020.
When visiting, don’t miss the latest addition to the museum, the Herta and Paul Amir Building, which has a unique circular space, as well as the sculpture garden that features unique pieces and has a great coffee shop and an overall calm environment, much needed in the intense city life.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Golda Meir Cultural and Art Center, Sderot Sha’ul HaMelech 27, Tel Aviv-Yafo. 03-607-7020
Gordon Gallery has held hundreds of exhibitions while publishing countless catalogs and art books since founded in 1966 on Gordon Street, Tel Aviv.
The gallery is renowned for its collection of fine Israeli art, one of the largest of its kind, and representing today’s leading Israeli artists and several significant estates. Now located between Tel-Aviv and Jaffa, Gordon has two gallery spaces and a sculpture garden, all within one block.
Together, all spaces offer a comprehensive view of today’s art, combined with the perspective gained from decades of exhibiting leading contemporary art.
Gordon Gallery, 5 Hazerem St. Tel Aviv. 03-524-0323
Alon Segev Gallery
Gordon Gallery’s next-door neighbor is one great companion! Since it opened, Alon Segev Gallery has gained a reputation as one of Israel’s leading contemporary art spaces.
It represents young, up-and-coming artists alongside more well-established artists. Its artistic agenda focuses on contemporary art and displaying cutting-edge installation pieces in addition to more traditional sculptures, drawings, and paintings.
Alon Segev Gallery, Ha-Mano’a St 7, Tel Aviv-Yafo. 03-609-0769
Sommer Contemporary Art
Since its foundation in 1999, Sommer Contemporary Art has been committed to promoting Israeli artists in the international scene and representing and exhibiting leading international artists.
The gallery maintains a vital and ongoing dialogue with museums and publishing houses while creating meaningful exhibitions and publications.
In 2016, Sommer Contemporary Art opened a pop-up space in Zurich that allows the gallery to promote its artists in and outside Europe while developing relationships with local institutions, curators, and artists.
Local and international curators are regularly invited to its Tel Aviv compounds to present projects specially curated for the S2 project room and participate in research trips, exposing the gallery’s Israeli artists to international crowds.
Sommer Contemporary Art, Herzl St 16, Tel Aviv-Yafo. 03-516-6400
Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art
Located at the heart of Tel Aviv, Chelouche Gallery is one of the leading galleries in the country.
It maintains its priority by presenting a large variety of works, ranging from video art to sculpture, painting, installation, and photography.
The gallery is the home for both emerging and established Israeli artists such as Miki Kratsman, Nir Evron, Ira Eduardovna, and Shai Yehezkelli, alongside international artists such as Peter Greenaway, Melanie Manchot, and William Kentridge.
The space extends upon four floors (600 sq), offering a variety of exhibition spaces, as well as the ‘Chelouche Salon’ on the top floor, which hosts cultural activities, and a branch of Tola’at Sfarim (“Bookworm”), a famous bookstore-café placed on the ground floor.
Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Maze St 7, Tel Aviv-Yafo. 03-620-0068
Salvador Dali once said, “A true artist is not inspired but one who inspires others”.
We’re sure you’ll find inspiration in those Tel Aviv art hubs, and mostly, we hope we inspired you to find your art in the heart of the city.