City curator

May 29, 2014 11:40

Hana Hertsman, the municipal general manager who helped turn Holon into an art center, has opened an exhibition for the first time.

The Beit Meirov Art Gallery

The Beit Meirov Art Gallery. (photo credit:Courtesy)

Twenty years ago, the city of Holon, located a mere three kilometers south of Tel Aviv, consisted of a much different atmosphere than today. The small city, on the outskirts of a bustling metropolis, was hiding in the big city’s shadows, struggling to make a place for itself among other up-and-coming cities in Israel. Located alongside the coast, the city’s name, Holon, derived from hol, meaning “sand,” serves as a reminder of what it once was: a whole lot of sand.

Fast forward to 2014, and Holon has successfully adopted a whole new face for itself. The city, still relatively small in size, but boasting a lower cost of living than up the road in Tel Aviv, is becoming known around the world for world-class art museums, events and programming and architecture that make up the city.


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