Treasures of the Mishkan Museum of Art
Curator: Yaniv Shapira
The Mishkan Museum of Art started in 1938 as an “Art Corner” in a small wooden shack used as the atelier of Kibbutz Ein Harod member, the painter Haim Atar (1902-1953) – the museum’s visionary and founder. In 1948, the first section of the permanent building called Mishkan for Art. The 80th anniversary beginning this fall with a series of exciting exhibits and special events, that will trace the Mishkan’s Zionist history and fascinating journey, from its humble beginning, to its current status as the major artistic, cultural and educational center in Israel’s North, housed in a globally recognized architectural landmark.
About the Exhibition
The Mishkan’s permanent collection consists of over 18,000 works of pre-State and Israeli art. ‘Treasures of the Mishkan’ exhibition will show over 250 works, featuring early 20th century by Jewish artists from the School of Paris and pre-State art and will cover all seven decades of Israeli art. The exhibition will include iconic works from the collection, works presented for the first time and some that have not been seen for decades, by, among others, Yankele Adler, Marc Chagall, Robert Falk, Moshe Gershuni, Michel Kikoine, Moshe Kupferman, Rafael Lavie, Isaac Levitan, Max Lieberman, Michal Na’aman, Lea Nikel, Reuven Rubin, Yissachar Ryback, Aviva Uri and Yosef Zaritsky.