City curator

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

May 29, 2014 11:40
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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