American Friends of Museums in Israel Fine Art Online Auction hosted by Artsy September 9-23, 2020

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The American Friends of Museums in Israel represents eight exceptional and diverse museums: 

Design Museum Holon, Haifa City Museum, Haifa Museum of Art, Hermann Struck Museum, Mané-Katz Museum, National Maritime Museum, Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, and the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem.  

Auction Info60 works ranging from paintings and sculptures to photographs and works on paper by artists including:

Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Janet Taylor Pickett, Christo, Richard Serra, Robert Motherwell, Alison Rossiter, Alex Katz, Lavrenty Bruni, Laurie Simmons, and many others.

Pandemic-related closings followed by social distancing and travel restrictions have severely impacted museum visitor attendance worldwide. The American Friends’ partner museums are adapting by offering many new public engagement opportunities including VR, guided digital experiences, outdoor, and online exhibitions. 

Highlights of How Our Partner Museums are Adapting to COVID 

Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem offers a comprehensive overview of Jerusalem’s 3000-year history. Housed in the medieval citadel that guards the entrance to the Old City, its outdoor spaces provide the ideal vantage point for its acclaimed series of sound and light presentations highlighting different eras of Jerusalem. For those wishing to visit from home, a series of VR tours mixing real-time video with CGI and animation offer a range of experiences including stepping into the Middle Ages with crusader King Baldwin II.

Haifa Museum of Art – Israel’s first onsite and online exhibitions fully dedicated to coronavirus open this September 4. Nine separate exhibitions examine ways in which the virus has impacted our lives. Given that the museum’s auditoriums are still closed, upcoming educational online outreach debuting next month includes site-specific, multimedia, and virtual live events.

Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad, recently reopened its onsite exhibition, “State of Extremes,” which probes the social, technological, and environmental crises that increasingly define our current condition of extremes — while examining ways in which design can act as a mediating, moderating, and healing force.

About the American Friends of Museums in Israel
The American Friends of Museums in Israel recognizes, promotes, and honors its outstanding partner museums in Israel by providing exhibition, program, project and financial support through the generosity of its donors. In addition, the American Friends provides heightened visibility for their partner museums at special events in New York and in all promotional material.

Image credit:Janet Taylor PickettColors: Exotica Botanica Series, 2020Collage on gessoed masonite, 16 x 12 x 1.5 in. Signed lower left recto and verso. Courtesy of the artist and Baahng Gallery.

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