Last updated September 1st 2017
Over the last few years Tel Aviv has gone through a cultural and art revolution, with new galleries and museums opening up across the city! Scroll down for the Best Art Museums and Galleries in Tel Aviv.
Sderot Sha’ul HaMelech 27 | Central Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv’s primary art museum – with paintings by Van Gogh, Chagall, Picasso, Jackson Pollack and lots more. For an interactive experience take a guided tour or a workshop, and enter the library to delve deeper into museum’s treasures. If you are into architecture, the building is also an artwork in itself.
Tarsat Boulevard 6 (next to Habima) | Central Tel Aviv
Part of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion served as the main exhibition for twelve years in the 1960s. Now it mainly hold temporary exhibitions, and sometimes these can be pretty cool.
Rothschild Boulevard 13 | Central Tel Aviv
A really cool gallery that attempts to promote Israeli artists in the international scene, as well as International artists in the Israeli scene. The gallery also helps budding curators by allowing them to curate small-scale exhibitions of up-and-coming artists. Sommer Contemporary Art pursues a noble initiative, while simultaneously showcasing some really awesome pieces of work.
Bialik Street 14 | Central Tel Aviv
A historical art museum on Bialik Street. It was once home to Reuven Rubin, who used his creativity and talent to capture the beauty of Tel Aviv’s early inception. Rubin’s finest pieces are constantly on display, along with periodically shifting works from various guest artists.
7 Maze Street | Central Tel Aviv
Contemporary art gallery in central Tel Aviv promoting Israeli and international artists specialising in modern mediums, set within a very large unique bauhaus twin house. The gallery’s exhibitions are constantly changing, they also put on musical events, have a roof terrace and salon to soak up the rich atmosphere.
Dizengoff Street 99 | Central Tel Aviv
Inspired by German architecture, the Bauman Center seeks to create wider recognition of Tel Aviv as an architecturally and culturally astonishing place. The Center holds regular exhibitions, and even provides tours of the city.
Shimon Rokach 21 | Central Tel Aviv
Built in a home constructed by the Shulman’s in 1987, the art was donated entirely by Nachum Gutman’s family. The museum features a wide variety of art pieces, from paintings to sculptures.
27 Bialik Street | Central Tel Aviv
Beit Ha’ir formerly the Mayor’s office and part of the Bialik White City complex is a dynamic gallery that exhibits contemporary art that challenges perceptions and engages viewers in an unexpected manner. The historical aspects of the building and its ties to cultural movements are the reason for the permanent exhibits, which trace the evolution of Tel Aviv. The top floor library mezzanine overlooks the whole interior and the roof terrace hosts cultural events, with panoramic views of the best parts of the city.
112 Herzl | Central Tel Aviv
Meshuna means ‘transported’ and that is the mission of the Meshuna gallery; to offer an alternative experience of art exhibitions, perceptions of galleries and create a dynamic atmosphere for audiences. Showcasing street art and young emerging talent in the heart of Florentine.
6 Rothschild Boulevard | Central Tel Aviv
The concept of this gallery is to reveal the most interesting of Israeli artist’s perspective on an international platform. This gallery nurtures contemporary international and Israeli artists, working in a range of formats from installations to video and sculpture.
Tsadok HaCohen 2 | Central Tel Aviv
The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is self proclaimed as ‘Israel’s foremost institution for the commissioning and presentation of experimental contemporary art.’ Normally the artists’ work are inspired by a theme or a concept proposed by the gallery, giving their exhibits an edgy perspective. A range of events are put on by the gallery, check the website for details.
25 Hanina Street Jaffa | South Tel Aviv
Two venues that merged into one, the gallery is half exhibition space and half learning space. The gallery is an artist collective non-profit and the learning space hosts contrasting artistic activities for visitors. The artwork is produced by a group of young new and established artists. The Indie artists are digital specialists in video and photography while the Hanina artists cover a broader range of mediums, all with the aim of producing a more diverse voice in Israel’s art scene.
17 Ha’amal Street | South Tel Aviv
Non-profit contemporary ceramics centre, founded by Zionist pioneers who opened their home to the public for artistic endeavours. This centre is great for finding vibrant and unusual ceramics, or getting involved in ceramic classes and workshops to make your own master piece.
Reshit Hochma 14 | South Tel Aviv
Highly conceptual gallery exhibiting works of different mediums, by specifically contemporary Israeli artists. Housed in a converted factory to mirror the modernity of the artists and their work.
6 Shvil Ha-Merets Street | South Tel Aviv
A non-profit art and artists centre with the mission of promoting the vitality of art and culture in Israel. The space represents more than sixty different artists, from unknown graduates to established veterans. There are usually two shows at the gallery and two artists that are exhibited on the bi-weekly “artists wall”. There is an open studio policy within the space for visitors to see works in progress and artists own exhibitions, regular events take place to facilitate greater direct interaction between artist and audience.
Mazal Dagim Street 4 | Jaffa
A unique experience to see a private collection of works by Ilana Goor, her career spans an age and she is a champion for multi-disciplinary artists particularly as she has no formal fine art education. The collection is housed in a 300 year old building with unparalleled views of Jaffa. Goor also has permanent works placed in Yad VaShem, Jerusalem and Charles Clore park, Tel Aviv.
Sgula 9 | Jaffa
A combination of Israeli and international contemporary artists are exhibited in this space, the range of style amongst their artists is exciting. The gallery is very involved with the promotion of direct interaction between their audience and artists
Weizman Street 61 | Holon
The museum of caricature and comics, permanent and temporary exhibits showcasing cartoons as an international social and cultural phenomenon. Another insight into Israeli history and culture through satire and art.
Pinhas Eilon 8 Street | Holon
The building was designed by Ron Arad and architecturally is a wonder. The exhibitions and events on the pioneers of the forefront of design showcase how design and technology is intrinsic to our daily lives. The museum puts on varied collections, exhibitions, events, workshops and gallery talks for adults and children, covering all aspects of design from fashion to furniture.
Jerusalem Street corner of Mifratz Shlomo Street | Holon
Officially “The Children’s Museum” but the experience and understanding of being blind is for everyone, the interactive exhibition is called “Dialogue in the Dark” and the museum is for all ages but pre-booking required.