The Israel Museum .
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For their annual gala last Monday night, the Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum brought back the ever popular “Arti-Shuk.”
The evening included encounters in the museum’s different galleries between public figures and museum curators, the former including police superintendent Sharon Brown, journalists Tali Lipkin Shahak and Ron Ben-Yishai, artists Efrat Natan and Peter Jacob Maltz, songwriter Yankele Rotblit and celebrity pianist Leonid Ptaschka, among many others. A buffet dinner was served throughout the evening in the style of Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda Market, and included a wide variety of salads, meat and fish dishes and some delectable desserts.
“This year, the Israel Museum was honored to host nearly 500 people at our 7th annual Gala in Jerusalem, which raised over two million shekels to fund educational museum activities for IDF soldiers. In keeping with tradition, Gala guests enjoyed dinner and musical performances, as well as interactive encounters with public figures, scientists, artists, and museum curators inside our Fine Art, Jewish Art and Life, and Archeology galleries. Thanks to the Association of Israeli Friends of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, over 90,000 soldiers have participated in museum activities over the past nine years,” says Lea Rotstein, director of the Association of Israeli Friends of the Israel Museum.
All the guests went home with a special edition of the catalogue Twilight over Berlin: Masterworks from the Nationalgalerie, 1905-1945.