The Ein Harod Art Center is the leading and oldest museum in the north, which presents exhibitions of the best artists in Israel and the world. The museum houses one of the largest collections of Jewish artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Alongside an extensive collection of Israeli art and Judaica objects from around the world.
The museum building is a magnificent piece of modernist architecture, which is based entirely on natural lighting (designed by the architect Shmuel Bickles 1909 – 1975).
Fourteen – ten wide and high exhibition halls, magical inner courtyards and a special and attractive atmosphere, which is an inspiration to world-renowned architects. In the museum, there are frequent training sessions for the audience, in the exhibitions, on the history and on the subject of architecture. Its extraordinary historical story, the exhibits on display, and the architecture of natural light invite a special experience for visitors to the art shelter.
What’s in the museum:
The drawing and graphics collection:
The painting and graphics collection of the Art Center includes paintings by Jewish painters from the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century who painted in different trends: the Eastern European Jewish realism painters such as Maurycy Gottlieb, Shmuel Hirschenberg, Leopold Horowitz, Maurycy Minkowski, Arthur Markowitz, Isidore Kaufman and others.
The Israeli painting:
Israeli painting is represented in the Mishkan art collection in the works of the best artists representing the various currents and the many groups present in Israeli art throughout its history.
The sculpture collection:
In the sculpture courtyards and the sculpture collection are sculptures by the first Jewish sculptors Mark Antokolsky and Hanoch Glitzenstein next to works from the beginning of Israeli sculpture by Ze’ev Ben Zvi, Rudy Lehmann, Dov Feigin and Yehiel Shemi to contemporary works by contemporary artists.
How to get there:
Kibbutz Ein Harod