Museums in Israel May 9-23 Online Benefit Art Auction

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  • April 19, 2023

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The American Friends of Museums in Israel represents and raises funds for eight outstanding and diverse museums throughout Israel:

Design Museum Holon, Haifa City Museum, Haifa Museum of Art, Hermann Struck Museum, Mané-Katz Museum, National Maritime Museum, Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, and Tower of David Jerusalem Museum.

Our partner museums offer engaging, innovative, and transformative exhibitions, tours, art education, and public programs that inform and inspire visitors from around the world. To forward our mission, the American Friends is presenting a Fine Art Online Benefit Auction hosted by Artsy from May 9-23, 2023. A preview of the auction begins on May 2 and can be viewed by visiting

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The online auction features over 60 works including paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper by celebrated artists including:

Derrick Adams, André Butzer, Jonni Cheatwood, Gregory Crewdson, Peter Doig, Heri Dono, Don Eddy, Tracey Emin, Rafael Gómezbarros, Ellen Gronemeyer, Maggi Hambling, Damien Hirst, Mark Innerst, Marcus Jansen, Alex Katz, Michael Kenna, Minjung Kim, Jeff Koons, Steve McCurry, Harding Meyer, Yue Minjun, Alex Prager, Donald Sultan, Jannis Varelas, and Jonas Wood, among many others.

Partner Museums: News and Recent Exhibitions Highlights

Tower of David Jerusalem Museum is located within the ancient walls of a citadel that guards the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City.

The museum’s ongoing $50 million Renewal and Conservation Project will, among other things, preserve and conserve the citadel and introduce recent technologies that will present the 3,500-year history of Jerusalem in innovative ways. 

A separate project is the construction of a Contemporary Art and Design Gallery. When completed in the coming months, it will be the only contemporary art gallery in the Old City. 

Plans are underway right next to the museum for the construction of the new Tower of David Learning Center that will include a complex of classrooms and offices for the expanded education department.

Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art in Haifa holds one of the largest and most important collections of Japanese art outside Japan.

The current exhibition, Time Tunnel – Japan and the Jews, marks 70 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Israel. Works on view by Japanese artists including Tatsuo Miyajima and Yuki Onodera focus on the meeting point between Japan and the Jews in relation to the Jewish narrative of rescue and extermination. 

Design Museum Holon, housed in an iconic building by acclaimed architect Ron Arad, is Israel’s only museum exclusively dedicated to design.

The recent exhibition, Alber Elbaz: The Dream Factory, was the most extensive exhibition of the international fashion legend to date, and included couture pieces, rare archival material, personal objects, and photographs on public view for the first time.

Haifa Museum of Art is northern Israel’s leading contemporary art institution.

The current exhibition, Northern Wind: Israeli Art from the Museum's Collection, reflects Haifa’s uniqueness as a port city with works on view examining the relationship it shares between its immigrants and refugees.

About American Friends of Museums in Israel

The American Friends of Museums in Israel recognizes, promotes, and honors its outstanding partner museums in Israel by providing exhibition, program, project, and financial support through the generosity of its donors. In addition, the non-profit organization provides heightened visibility for its partner museums through special events held in New York, virtual programming, and promotional materials.

For more information call (917) 970-8846.

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