COLOR GONE WILD FAUVE AND EXPRESSIONIST MASTERPIECES FROM THE MERZBACHER COLLECTION 

The exhibition features seminal works by Max Beckmann, Georges Braque, André Derain, Alexej von Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Henri Matisse and Maurice Vlaminck, among others. On view through November 2.


ARTRICKS 


This year’s annual exhibition in the museum’s Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education focuses on sensory deception and the gap between visual perception and reality. On view until February 15, 2014.


DISPLACED VISIONS: EMIGRÉ PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY 


Exploring the influence of immigration on 20th century photography, this exhibition features works by Andre Kertesz, Robert Frank, Moholy Nagy, Man Ray and Weegee among others. Featuring more than 220 works, the exhibition reconsiders the work of nearly 100 key figures in photography from the unique perspective of how their standing as immigrants affected their creative vision. On view through October 5.


BACK TO NATURE LANDSCAPES DRAWN BY MASTERS 


The exhibition reveals a selection of works from the 17th century to the present day during the course of which landscape became a genre in its own right in European art. Among the artists shown are Annibale Carracci, Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Lorrain, William Turner, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Emil Nolde, Joseph Zaritsky, Avigdor Arikha and Aviva Uri. All the works are from the collection of works on paper from the Prints and Drawings Department. On view until October 5.


HEROD THE GREAT: THE KING’S FINAL JOURNEY 


The world’s first exhibition on the life and legacy of Herod the Great, one of the most influential – and controversial – figures in ancient Roman and Jewish history. The landmark exhibition presents approximately 250 archaeological finds from the king’s recently discovered tomb at Herodium, as well as from Jericho and other related sites, to shed new light on the political, architectural and aesthetic impact of Herod’s reign from 37 to 4 BCE. On view through January 4, 2014.


I AM GABRIEL 


Considered the most important archaeological artifact to come to light in the region since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gabriel Revelation Stone is on public view for the first time in Israel. The inscribed first-century BCE tablet sheds light on the spiritual life of the Second Temple period. The exhibition contextualizes and further illuminates the stone’s inscriptions with a number of ancient, rare manuscripts. On view through February 11, 2014.


YEHUDIT SASPORTAS: SEVEN WINTERS 


The exhibition showcases the creative production of Yehudit Sasportas, one of the most prominent Israeli artists working today, in a unique and all-encompassing installation created especially for the museum. Featuring primarily new works, the exhibition displays films alongside signature sculptures and drawings that are monumental in scale, charting the evolution of the artist’s imagery of primordial landscapes and modernistic architecture. On view through October 19.

HANS-PETER FELDMANN: SHADOWPLAY 


This large-scale installation by German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann (2002) uses shadows to transform simple, everyday objects into magical figures in an imaginary world emerging on gallery walls. A variety of objects, including toys, figurines and household objects, whirl on rotating pedestals, illuminated in shadows that create a fascinating theater of moving images. On view through October 5.

THE CLOCK 


Christian Marclay’s acclaimed video work that has captivated audiences worldwide, receiving the Prestigious Golden Lion Award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, is back at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The exhibition, which was on view at the museum in the fall of 2011, is composed of thousands of film excerpts illuminating the passage of time by means of time-related references, among them images of clocks, watches and announcements identifying specific times of the day. From June 23 to October 19.


A GENTLE STORM: LARGE-SCALE WORKS BY ANNA TICHO 


Ticho House. This selection of works on paper by Anna Ticho concentrates on the large and colorful. Sweeping expressive landscapes in oil pastel and touching, romantic flower arrangements carefully depicted in watercolor. This new choice of works from the artist’s bequest covers both floors of Ticho House, filling it with light and color that contrast with the artist’s more familiar charcoal and pencil drawings. July 16 to November 30.


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