Welcome to the Ilana Goor Museum
For the first time in Israel, you have the opportunity to admire works of art from the point of view of the artist/collector rather than as exhibits in a sterile academic environment.
The Ilana Goor Museum
is located in an 18th century building surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the shoreline of Tel Aviv and the Old Jaffa City
. Fascinating historical events are ensconced within the Museum's walls dating back to 280 years ago, when the building served as the first Jewish Inn for pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. The Museum was restored based on its original building and boasts over 500 Israeli, international and Ethnic Art alongside Ilana Goor's creations. The Museum collections are blessed with artists such as Diego Giacometti, Henry Moore, Joseph Albers, Uri Lifshitz, Yigal Tumarkin
, Pesi Girsch, Yaakov Dorchin and others.
Despite the Museum's eclectic nature, each room features creations from different places and times. Each work of art has a different background and narrative of its own. The Museum's uniqueness lies in its unexpected contexts which are contributed to by each artist, both on a human and on a visual level. A visit to the Ilana Goor Museum in
Old Jaffa, Israel is an adventure for the senses.
Living with Art
It is Ilana Goor's belief that touching, feeling and using art plays a vital part in our understanding of it. Rather than being exhibited in a "sacred" white space, the Museum's art is interlaced with life itself – art that is not out of reach, elitist and sterile, but rather something that is accessible to the visitor.
One of the guidelines behind the planning and design of the Museum is also the concept on which it has been founded. This involves a blend of art, design and history, a blurring of the boundaries between different disciplines and ultimately the implementation of art as part of life itself.
On 18.02.17 at 11:00 we'll have a story hour for children followed by a craft making activity in honor of the holiday, Tu B'Shvat. The activity suits ages 5-12 and will be held in Hebrew.
The Ilana Goor Museum offers guided tours of the museum every Friday at 12:00pm. The tour is included in the entrance fee and will be conducted in Hebrew.
Ilana Goor Museum 2014