Past Exhibitions

BIM-BAM-BUM: Art and Toys
21.12.2021 - 07.05.2022

Dolls, toy cars, Lego pieces, stuffed animals, or plastic play figures are part of the images in the exhibition.
Bim-Bam-Bum brings together toys, games, and art, enticing the viewer to progress from the world of
childhood to the broad cultural meanings enfolded into the artworks.

Ocean, Linda Hufnagel
16.08.2021 - 04.12.2021

The exhibition ‘Ocean’ is an invitation to a journey into the consciousness - of the artist and of the spectators as well - wandering through a world of conjectures, unfinished processes, silences, endless repetitions, the presence of the void; an invitation to shifting perspectives - from close-up, from afar, through openings, and into the darkness.

Adi Fluman: Pandora’s Box
19.04.2021 - 24.07.2021

The hybrid and mysterious works of Adi Fluman (born 1987, Rishon LeZion; lives and works in Tel Aviv-Yafo) bring together objects and images, the manual and the digital, three- and two dimensionality, the artwork and its frame. Often inspired by images found on the Internet, her laborious creations trigger the viewer’s eye, asking to question what we think we see, to look
beyond the surface of things – despite their seductiveness – and to appreciate the intrinsic power of man-made objects. Her creative process includes making 3D models using computer software, which are printed and presented in special frames she designs. She calls her works “inkjet-printed digital sculptures in artist frames”.

Panels Outfit: An introspective gaze by Israeli comic-book artists
03.12.2020 - 03.04.2021

‘Breaking the framework’, ‘thinking outside the box’ are expressions relating to creative, unusual thinking patterns. Boxes and panels are the home ground of comic book artists. At present, we may be locked up in boxes, cohorts, and bubbles, wearing armour and protective layers, but the heart still wants to break out, yearning for human contact and connection. Although structure is a crucial element in comic book art, by nature it’s an art form which breaks boundaries ― between the story and the drawing, between different artistic approaches.

The Museum is Closed
29.08.2020 - 02.12.2020

The Museum is Closed in Accordance with Government Guidelines

What’s up at home
01.07.2020 - 28.08.2020

It all happened so quickly. With no advance warning, we were locked down at home because of the pandemic, and some two months later we were allowed out. So are we back to normal, or is normality still distant?

In that spirit of sudden changes and continuing uncertainty, we decided to hold an ‘instant’ exhibition showcasing art created during the Covid-19 quarantine period in Spring 2020. It reflects Negev artists' experiences and impressions of events in and around their homes, over those months.

Listening to Trees: Olga Kisseleva, Between Art and Science
16.12.2019 - 26.05.2020

The encounter between Art and Science, which is evident in this exhibition, may surprise, even though this pairing is not so new. In times past, artists helped scientists to illustrate their findings in anatomy and botany with drawings and paintings. However, rapid developments in the arts and the sciences brought about a perception of opposition, and even rivalry, between them. Changes in science and technology in recent decades created opportunities for new encounters. Artists turn more and more toward computers, telecommunications and new media, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, and research, while scientists and technology specialists embrace historical, cultural, and social knowledge. As we study Olga Kisseleva's works we realize that they are the products of collaborations with experts in many fields of knowledge.

Heads and Flowers: Bianca Eshel Gershuni, Digital Drawings
27.01.2020 - 26.05.2020

The colourful flower paintings on display in the exhibition were all done last year. They are displayed together with several head paintings from a decade ago; both are recurrent motifs in Bianca Eshel Gershuni's work through the years. These highly colourful, expressive paintings hold a surprise - the physical presence of the means of painting is absent. We are looking at prints, from digital files, of paintings created with software. They are handmade but do not involve paper and brushes.

Good news!
12.06.2019 - 31.08.2019

One of the main goals of museums, including art museums, is to collect, document, and conserve valuable artworks for the general public in the present and future. In recent years, the Negev Museum of Art has devoted great efforts to creating temporary exhibitions of artists from Israel and around the world, thus establishing its status and position as a significant museum among Israel’s art museums. Behind the scenes, we continue the process of enlarging and upgrading our collection.

Once Upon a Time in Be’er Sheva
12.06.2019 - 31.08.2019

The Negev Museum of Art is proud to present to the public a selection of photographs, posters, documents, and films depicting life in Be'er Sheva during the first decades after the founding of the city 70 years ago. The exhibition is the initiative of the Central Zionist Archives to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its foundation, in collaboration with the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive which is currently marking its 50th anniversary.