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Jerusalem School: Then and Now

Festive conference on the new campus of Bezalel Academy

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Some Important Details

  • תאריכון

    Date and Time

    Wednesday, May 22 | 1:30-6:30pm

  • מחיר


    30 NIS
    20 NIS Students / Israeli Senior Citizens
    Free for Bezalel students – pre-registration through website required

  • מדריך


    New Bezalel Academy campus, Russell Berrie Auditorium

Two exhibits – “Spirit of Stone” at the Tower of David Jerusalem Museum, and “Forsaken Zone” at HaMiffal – open a window on the formative years of the Jerusalem School, a special artistic style that developed in the city starting from the days of the establishment of “Bezalel, Study Hall for the Arts” in 1906, and continuing until today.

To what degree does the “Jerusalem School” impact the history of Israeli art? Who were the key figures? Which events led to the definition of this school? And how are these presented in Jerusalem art today?

These questions and others will be discussed at the conference, a product of the cooperation between Bezalel Academy, the Tower of David Jerusalem Museum, and HaMiffal. Among the participants are leaders in the field of Jerusalem and Israeli art, including curators, researchers, and artists.

Conference Schedule

1:30-2:00pm Registration

2:00-2:30pm Opening remarks – Prof. Adi Stern, Director of Bezalel; Eilat Lieber, Director of the Tower of David Jerusalem Museum; Neta Meisels, Director of HaMiffal

2:30-3:30pm Jerusalem School: Historiographic Question – Yonatan Amir, Dr. Dalia Manor, Dr. Amitai Mendelsohn, and Dalit Matatyahu. Moderator: Tal Kobo

3:30-3:45pm Break

3:45-4:15pm Noa Sadka: Archive, Photography, and Text

4:15-5:15pm The 1970’s: the Formative Years – Dr. Daphna Ben-Shaul, Avi Sabag, Hadas Ophrat. Moderator: Dr. Shaul Setter

5:15-5:30pm Break

5:30-6:30pm Modern Art in Jerusalem – Lea Mauas, Rivka Vardi, Albert Swissa, Hannan Abu-Hussein. Moderator: Dr. Elad Yaron

  • It is recommended to visit both exhibits before the conference


30 NIS | 20 NIS Students/ Israeli Senior Citizens

Free for Bezalel students pre-registered through this link

Conference will be held in the Russell Berrie Auditorium at the new Bezalel Academy campus, 1 Zmora St., Jerusalem

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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