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Jerusalem School: Boris Schatz’s Bezalel: In Hebrew

Tour about the artist who founded the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts

Some Important Details

  • תאריכון

    Date and Time

    4 Thursday, July
    5:00pm | Tour Length: 2 hrs

  • מחיר


    75 NIS
    35 NIS for residents of the South and North conflict zones

  • מדריך


    Tower of David Jerusalem Museum staff

The exhibit “Jerusalem School” presented at the Tower of David and HaMiffal, allows a glimpse at the beginnings of Jerusalem art and its development over the course of more than 100 creative years. Surrounding the exhibit, a number of tours are being offered throughout the city, focusing on art, poetry and the spirited people whose works are featured in the exhibit.

Boris Schatz was busy establishing an art academy for Bulgarian art until he met Herzl and became a dedicated Zionist. In 1906 he established the first Hebrew art school, “Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts”, that exists until today in the heart of Jerusalem. Tour on Bezalel St. and in the Jerusalem Artists’ House which housed the first Hebrew Museum and where students of the school gathered, and visit the private home of Schatz, generally closed to the public. There we will learn about the personality of Schatz and also his children, Bezalel and Zahara who were also sculptors and artists, and meet Jimmy Lewensohn, one of the descendents of the family. Finish the tour in the Neve Bezalel neighborhood, founded under the direction of Boris Schatz for the artists and teachers.

Meeting Point: Jerusalem Artists’ House, 12 Shmu’el ha-Nagid St.

Advance registration required | Please wear comfortable shoes | Participants are eligible for a 30% discount on Museum ticket purchase on the tour date.

The tour is subject to a minimum number of participants | There may be changes due to weather | Private group tours can also be arranged – for details > *2884 | [email protected]

Photo: courtesy the Schatz House

Tickets purchased on the website can be canceled within 14 days of purchase, but not less than 7 business days from the date of the event. Requests for ticket cancellations must be sent in writing to: [email protected]

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