The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
See the Sounds: Classical Music Festival in the Museum Galleries
May 3, 2017

See the Sounds

Four weeks, 23 concerts: a new kind of Classical Music Festival in the Israel Museum galleries
Brahms brings Rubens’ goddess of love to life; the sound of psalms fills the Shrine of the Book, Mahler merges with Klimt’s life cycle. A festival of classical music, taking place in the Museum galleries, with leading ensembles, and international musicians and singers. Among the artists are Mahler’s Chamber Orchestra, the famous Jazz musician Ron Carter, Quatuor Danel from Brussels (performing the full 16 Beethoven quartets), Baritone David Adam Moore, and harpist Xavier de Maistre. 

Performing masterpieces from different periods and in different styles; each performances is set in a specific gallery in tune with the concerts. A guided tour focuses on the correlation between the musical and the visual artworks; between the audible and the visible; between matter and spirit, leading the audience into the gallery. Daniel Kühnel, Festival Music Director, wove together works from different periods and in a variety of styles, reflecting European multi-cultural identity: church liturgy, works by 18th and 19th centuries masters, as well as experimental works of the 20th century.

May 29 – June 24
For program details please follow updates on the Museum website

Festive opening concert. Free entrance! *
Bach’s Mass in B Minor, played by the Israel Chamber Music Orchestra and the Jerusalem Chamber Choir

Bach’s Mass in B Minor, one of his greatest works, will open the festival. Free entrance.
Advance registration required. Additional details will be publicized.
Turban depicting a deity head and radiating limbs with a multicolored border, Suguas, Arequipa, Peru, 500 BCE - 100 CE

Turban depicting a deity head and radiating limbs with a multicolored border, Suguas, Arequipa, Peru, 500 BCE - 100 CE

New in the Collection: 2,500 years old Andean Textiles

A selection of exquisite, ancient Andean textiles, woven in complex techniques by Siguas, Wari, Chancay, and Inca peoples were recently added to the Art of the Americas collection.
These textiles, made in splendid weaving traditions, were used to define status, gender, and wealth of their owner, and were used for ritual purposes. Their different styles reveal the geographic, social, and cultural environment in which they were created.

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View of the exhibtion No Place Like Home

View of the exhibition No Place Like Home

International Conference in conjunction with the Exhibition No Place Like Home

The central role of the home in the formation of national memory and cultural identity

Featuring artists and academics from around the world, including Janine Antoni and Mirele Laderman Ukeles. The three sessions will discuss:
1st Session:   
The household object as source of artistic  inspiration, and the uncanny in architecture and psychoanalysis
2nd Session: Gender and the uncanny in the home: a new look at the concept of the uncanny, focusing on questions of gender, femininity, family, and memory
3rd Session: Conversation with contemporary women-artists whose works are on display at the exhibition

English and Hebrew with simultaneous translations in both languages
Tues., Wed | May  9-10
In the Springer Auditorium
IS 65 | Members and students IS 55

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Menashe Kadishman, 1999

Menashe Kadishman, 1999, collection of Rachel and Dov Gottesman, Tel Aviv

Museum Mondays:

Behold the Artist
Discussions on four seminal Israeli artists whose works are displayed in the exhibition Behold the Man
May 8 - Menashe Kadishman with Daniella Shalev
May 15 - Gideon Gechtman with Aya Miron
May 22 - Erez Israeli with Flavia Lwow
May 29 - Adi Ness with Lihi Sapir

June 12 - Bonus: Final Meeting with Amitai Mendelsohn on the research behind the exhibition Behold the Man, and on the image of Jesus from the nineteenth century to contemporary Israeli artists

IS 200 for whole series | Members IS 180
Register in advance on the Museum website
Details at tel. 677-1373

For Members Only

Guided Tour of the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Museum and of Or Yehuda
A visit to the Babylonian Jewry Heritage Museum which illuminates the ancient and impressive history of this Diaspora community, and documents Babylonian Jewish life through the generations, spanning over 2,800 years.
Fri | May 5 | 8:30 am | IS 100
Organized transportation from the Museum | Register at tel.670-8855 | Space is limited
Neighboring Sounds
A series of concerts performed by students of the nearby Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
May 12 | Fri | 12:30 pm | Springer Auditorium | Free of charge
To the Members Page 180
Register in advance at the Museum's website
Details at tel. 677-1373

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Gallery Talk

Wed 3.5  | 12 pm 
License to Paint with curator Shlomit Steinberg

Thurs 4.5  | 12 pm *
Rockefeller Museum with Museum curator Fawzi Ibrahim

Wed 10.5  | 12 pm  
Venetian Splendor with curator Gioia Perugia Sztulman

Wed 16.5  | 12 pm 
Cats and Dogs with curator Orna Granot

*Register in advance at tel. 677-1302
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Free entrance for soldiers doing compulsory military service and for those doing National Service, courtesy of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum

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