Manuscripts from the National Library of Israel

Manuscripts from the National Library of Israel

Manuscripts from the collection of the National Library of Israel at the State Hermitage Museum. During 2019, as part of Israel’s 70th anniversary events at the State Hermitage Museum, unique and rare manuscripts exhibition which will be drawn from the collection of the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, will be brought to the Hermitage. The National Library, which has been functioning for over 120 years, holds around five million books and an innumerable amount of wonderful treasures, among them, ancient manuscripts, a unique collection of antique maps, books, magazines, posters, photographs, rare collections,…Read more …
Alexander Archipenko – the Goeritz Collection

Alexander Archipenko – the Goeritz Collection

Alexander Archipenko was born in 1887 in Kiev, Ukraine. In 1908 he arrived in Paris, and in 1910 he exhibited with the Cubists at the Salon des Indépendants. His works include sculptures and sculptu-paintings, drawings and prints. His sculptural innovations were influenced by works of Braque, Picasso and the Italian futurists. In 1914 he developed what he called sculpto-painting, which according to him represented ‘a new character of art, due to its specific interdependencies of relief, concave or perforated forms, colors, or textures’ A unique collection of his works, the biggest of its…Read more …
The Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition

The Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition

The Foundation’s fundraising during 2018-2019 is designated for the realization of two historic and unique exhibitions, both celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the State of Israel. The first exhibition is the “Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum”. Presented for the first time to the Russian public and to the State Hermitage Museum’s visitors, the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition will present some of the most important artifacts in Jewish history and the fascinating events regarding the discovery of the scrolls and their obtaining by the state of Israel – a story which is embroidered with our nation’s…Read more …
The Lod Mosaic Exhibition

The Lod Mosaic Exhibition

  The Lod Mosaic Exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum  The Roman mosaic from Lod, Israel was discovered in 1996 during highway construction in Lod (formerly Lydda). A rescue excavation was immediately conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority, revealing a series of mosaic floors measuring approximately 50 feet long by 27 feet wide. Of exceptional quality and in an excellent state of conservation, the Lod mosaic is believed to belong to a large and well-appointed Roman house and is dated to about A.D. 300. The central square panel was found in what was…Read more …
Dada & Surrealism Exhibition

Dada & Surrealism Exhibition

  Dada & Surrealism Exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum Dada and Surrealism rank among the most significant movements of our time. They challenged tradition, introducing materials and visual strategies that would change the vocabulary of art and creating an enduring legacy that has transformed art history. The connection between Surrealism and the Israel Museum began as a “chance encounter” more than fifty years ago, and it has since evolved into a deep and lasting relationship. Thanks in great part to generous gifts from donors and artists alike, the Museum has been able…Read more …
Tel Aviv Days In St. Petersburg

Tel Aviv Days In St. Petersburg

Tel Aviv Days In St. Petersburg Events “Tel Aviv days in St. Petersburg” is a symbol of the significant cultural roots between Russia and Israel. These deep roots between the two nations manifested itself in the arrival of more than one million Russian Jews to Israel in the past thirty years, a fact that altered the social, cultural and political face of the country.Read more …
White City – Bauhaus Architecture in Tel Aviv

White City – Bauhaus Architecture in Tel Aviv

White City | Bauhaus Architecture in Tel Aviv at the State Hermitage Museum ‘White City-Bauhaus Architecture in Tel Aviv’ exhibition that was held at the General Staff Building at the State Hermitage Museum was part of ‘Tel Aviv days in St. Petersburg’ events, a symbol of the significant cultural roots between Russia and Israel. These deep roots manifested themselves in the arrival of more than one million Russian Jews to Israel in the past thirty years, a fact that altered the social, cultural and political face of the country. Tel Aviv buildings were…Read more …
Lissitzky – Kabakov | Utopia and Reality Exhibition

Lissitzky – Kabakov | Utopia and Reality Exhibition

  Lissitzky - Kabakov | Utopia and Reality Exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum El (Lazar) Lissitzky, one of Russia’s most influential artists at the beginning of the 20th century, strongly influenced the development of the Constructivist movement with both his stylistic characteristics and experimentation with avant-garde, photography, architecture, typography  and design techniques. Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, arguably among Russia’s most influential living artists in the latter part of 20th century, fuse elements of everyday life with those of the conceptual art, with deep influential roots in Soviet social life and its cultural…Read more …
Posthumous Bronzes in Law and Art History

Posthumous Bronzes in Law and Art History

Posthumous Bronzes in Law and Art History The focus of the Colloquium was to explore the legal, aesthetic and curatorial issues arising in relation to reproductions and the creation of replicas of posthumous bronzes. Renowned museum directors, art historians, and legal experts from Europe and the United States participated in the colloquium. In the 19th century, the middle classes filled their homes with bronze sculptures – miniature reproductions of the famous works that delighted the elite of Paris. Using an industrial process and sold through catalogues produced by numerous art foundries, these editions…Read more …