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The Tel Aviv Museum of Art: Reopening Tomorrow - June 2, 2020
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 12:00 noon, after over two months in which it was closed to visitors, due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art's opening events will be held today Monday, June 1, 2020, and will include a salute event for the medical teams in Israel, in collaboration with Mifal Hapayis (Israel Lottery), inviting medical staff to visit the museum's flagship exhibitions.
A tribute to Israeli art will be held simultaneously in Tel Aviv and New York, at 20:00 Israeli time. Video work by dozens of Israeli artists will be screened on the front of the main building of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and at the same time on huge screens in Times Square in New York, as part of the cultural initiative ZAZ10TS. The screenings will be broadcast live on the museum’s social media.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art closed to the public a few days after the opening of "Jeff Koons: Absolute Value - From the Marie and Jose Mugrabi Collection", the first solo exhibition in Israel by the world-renowned American artist. The exhibition will reopen to visitors, along with other exhibitions by international artists William Kentridge , Rachel McLean and Raymond Pettibon, solo exhibitions by Israeli artists Karen Russo and Daniel Tsal, as well as group exhibitions of international art and exhibitions from the Israeli art and international collections.
Tania Coen-Uzzielli, Director of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art stated : “I am excited to announce the reopening of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and I am happy to invite everyone to participate in a direct encounter with artwork at the Museum's finest exhibitions, after the isolation period. Visitors may expect to have a wonderful quality cultural experience, suitable for diverse audiences of all ages. The museum's safe re-opening to the public is made possible as part of the return to routine strategy, a reinstatement of the creation and consumption of art and culture, led by Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Ron Huldai, who supports and struggles non-stop, for the cultural life of the city."
The museum will be open to the public five days a week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12:00 to 18:00, Thursdays from 15:00 to 21:00 and Fridays from 10:00 to 14:00.
Tickets will be sold online. Admission for children and youth up to the age of 18 and for soldiers is FREE. The museum, will reopen all its galleries according to the Purple Badge regulations for safety and is also launching a new voice guide app for the exhibitions, as a hygienic response to the situation.
In honor of the re-opening, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is launching, in collaboration with the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, a promotion of a free ticket per purchased ticket (1+1). Mifal Hapayis is offering free entrance to medical staff from across the country during the opening week.
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