CITYsights: Inspiring and healing through art

The Museum of Psalms, in downtown Jerusalem, hosts a permanent display of Berger’s works, among which one can find the unprecedented Psalms Series.

By ITRAVELJERUSALEM TEAM
July 5, 2011 16:16
1 minute read.
Museum of Psalms

Museum of Psalms. (photo credit: ITRAVELJERUSALEM TEAM)

The Museum of Psalms, in the historic Rav Kook’s House in downtown Jerusalem, hosts a permanent display of Berger’s works, among which one can find the unprecedented Psalms Series. The collection of 150 paintings offers a vivid visual interpretation of each and every one of the religious verses attributed to King David - in Berger’s unique, color-saturated style.

The artist’s Sun Series comprises of 42 paintings that illustrate the Kabbalitic ideas of light, meditation and healing, through various permutations of the motif of the sun. According to the Museum’s website, besides being “Truly stunning as art, these paintings are not only visual experiences, but also transformative ones, as they tend to have a deep emotional, inspirational and healing impact on people of all ages, faiths and denominations.”

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The Museum is open Sun.-Thu. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but visitors are advised to call in advance and confirm. Admission is free, but there it is recommended to donate NIS 10 per person. Posters and lithographs are available for sale at the Museum.

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