Peter Schäfer stepped down from his post after the museum faced criticism for tweeting out an open letter opposing the labeling of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) as anti-Semitic.
The Russian Revolution was an unparalleled disaster, but its artistic tradition remains of enormous interest.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office sent the letter directly to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, voicing disapproval for the museum’s exhibition Welcome to Jerusalem.
The new bill suggests that culture organizations that criticize the State of Israel or highlight the Palestinian national narrative will have trouble with government funding.
As the Israeli government passes a drastic “nation-state” law that denigrates minority populations in the country, artists are trying to imagine a world where there’s unity instead of divide.
The Barbur Gallery was targeted by the Israeli Minister of Culture and Mayor of Jerusalem for hosting events with NGO’s dedicated to the end of Palestinian occupation.
The Al-Meshal Cultural Center in Gaza was destroyed by Israeli F-16s this week.
A site in Israel continues to turn up stunning polychromatic mosaics from the late Roman empire that challenge current notions of ancient Jewish aesthetics and the art of depicting scripture.
For Architecture of an Existential Threat, Adam Reynolds spent three years photographing some of Israel’s 1 million bomb shelters.
Fallout from the cancellation and reinstating of the event, organized by Israel’s ambassador to the UN, raises concerns about how museums might do business in light of recent anti-BDS legislation.
Aravrit, made by Liron Lavi Turkenich, is meant to be readable for both Arabic and Hebrew speakers.
An exhibition at the Israel Museum brings together the photographs and videos that Ron Amir made over three years in the desert surrounding the Holot Detention Facility.