Beneath Jerusalem's weathered white stone facade pulses a vibrant and ultra-modern art scene. Ever since Anna Ticho first transposed the then-barren Judean Hills onto canvas, Jerusalem has consciously attracted and cultivated artistic talent, both indigenous and international. Testifying to that cultivation is the Jerusalem Artists House, housed in the venerable downtown Jerusalem stone building that contained the original headquarters of the Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design – which was founded in 1906 as the first Zionist art academy and is still the most respected art school in Israel. Bezalel has moved on to a new campus, but art is still the main concern in its old home; the Artists House hosts a rotating panel of exhibits featuring the finest in young Israeli art, career retrospectives of established artists, and international collaborations.
The exhibits especially focus on displaying the talents of Jerusalem's own artistic prodigies. A visit to the Artists House can be complemented with a visit to the onsite restaurant/bar (not kosher).
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00; Friday 10:00 to 13:00; Saturday 11:00 to 14:00
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