enOfficial Website and Online Art Catalog﹡﹡﹡CELEBRATING 20th ANNIVERSARY﹡﹡﹡

Exhibition / Northern Wind: Art from the Haifa Museum’s Collection

A north wind blows through the collection of Haifa Museum of Art. The museum’s location in the city of Haifa is reflected in its collection, which contains many works by artists based in Haifa and the north, attesting to Haifa’s unique identity: as a port city, the relation to immigrants and refugees repeatedly surfaces in the works; as a workers’ city, many of the works address class issues; and as a city nestled in a unique topography between the sea and the mountain, the works delve into interrelations between the earthly and the spiritual. From its focal point in the north, the collection also converses with Israel’s art centers, with Arab culture, and with Western modern art: turning south, to artistic practice in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; east, beyond the Jordan Valley; and west, to what is happening overseas.

Since its inception in 1951, the Museum’s directors have regarded it as a museum for contemporary art, focusing on the collection and display of contemporary Israeli art. The museum’s curators over the years saw the reinforcement of Israeli art as a central task and made sure to purchase and obtain works by Israeli artists. The comprehensive and high-quality collection they have compiled, numbering more than 8,000 works, provides an overview of major trends in the history of local art.

New Exhibition

Opening: Thursday, 04.08.22, 19:00

Closing: Sunday, 01.01.23

Curator:Dr. Kobi Ben-Meir

Leave a Reply

Recent Posts

Auction: Middle East Modern and Contemporary / Paris
July 8, 2022By
Group Exhibition: Nothing Good Will Come Of It
June 6, 2022By
Auction: MODERN &CONTEMPORARY-ARTWORKS ON PAPER
June 6, 2022By
Talk at the Palestinian Museum
April 12, 2022By
Celebrating the 20th anniversary and the 80th birthday
January 6, 2022By
6 artists to present their work at Ramallah Art Fair 
December 6, 2021By
The Painting that will Never Leave Haifa
November 29, 2021By
RAMALLAH ART FAIR
November 26, 2021By
Auction: Qatar / Modern and Contemporary Art
November 25, 2021By
Auction: Millon Paris / Contemporary Art of the Middle East
November 24, 2021By

Recent Works

GDPR