Past Exhibitions

Without Flour
08.09.2015 - 26.12.2015

In this exhibition we meet the unique worlds of four female artists bringing to the fore ideas from a feminine, traditional and cultural perspective.

It’s Donkey Time: The donkey in local culture
02.03.2015 - 13.06.2015

The donkey lived here long before we did, and will be here long after we're gone. His chronicles as a local symbol have known ups and downs, just like us – who have suffered cultural shocks in the man-time-place relationship,and will continue doing so.

50 Years to The Negev Monument / 50 Years to Dani Karavan’s Public Art
30.10.2014 - 14.02.2015

Among the goals that the Negev Museum of Art set itself in recent years is highlighting the Negev's place and importance in the plastic arts in Israel. And indeed, exhibitions are devoted to themes related to the Negev, and works by local artists are regularly part of the museum's exhibition schedule. Dani Karavan's Negev Brigade Monument is undoubtedly the most significant work of art in the region, and one of the most important ever created in Israel. It is historically and geographically connected to the Negev, and is a prominent landmark for visitors from the region, from across Israel and abroad. The initiative to hold an exhibition wholly dedicated to the monument was raised as early as December 2010 and Karavan immediately agreed to the idea. Guest curator Adi Englman curated the exhibition and accompanying events with talent and determination, in addition to editing and producing the monument guide. It is thanks to her efforts that the programme was so successfully realized.

On Dry Land
13.02.2014 - 24.05.2014

This exhibition strives to investigate the desert as an open expanse on both the geographic and spiritual level, as a state of anticipating the unknown, and as a frontier region with its own rules that exists on the margins of time and space.

Blood of the Maccabees: Memory and Bereavement in Israeli Art
18.10.2013 - 25.01.2014

Forty years after the Yom Kippur War, its effects on Israeli society are still unclear: an uneasy silence enfolds the stories of soldiers who fought in it, and the reactions among civilian Israelis. The exhibition's title is taken from the 'Red Everlasting' flower, known in Hebrew as Blood of the Maccabees. On Israel's Memorial Day, the flower is used to symbolize the fallen.

The New Barbizon
26.06.2013 - 28.09.2013

The New Barbizon Group is a refreshing and important arrival on the art scene in Israel and beyond. It comprises five Israeli women artists who were trained in art academies in the Soviet Union, and later in Israel and Europe, who leave the studio as a group to paint from observation, usually in an urban setting.

Eyal Segal : Falling into Palce
26.06.2013 - 28.09.2013

The exhibition of Eyal Segal presents two video works. While each differs from the other in terms of subject, length and screening format, both have a shared poetic-aesthetic approach and roam visually through places far from the eye.

Southward: Micha Bar-Am, photographs
05.02.2013 - 15.06.2013

Micha Bar-Am, one of the pillars of photography in Israel, has travelled and photographed southern Israel since the 1950s. Over the years he has recorded diverse aspects of life in this region: the stunning natural phenomena of the desert, the new towns in the Negev and the immigrant pioneers who settled there, the farmers of the kibbutzim and moshavim, the Bedouins and their settlement, army manoeuvres, leaders and ordinary citizens, children and the elderly, markets and houses, festivals and daily routine.

Sigalit Landau: Caryatid
20.09.2012 - 19.01.2013

Sigalit landau's exhibition is a powerful occurrence in several chapters spreading throughout the museum halls and the adjacent garden. It holds new as well as earlier works, some not previously displayed in Israel; a remarkable weave of life stories and memoirs with sculpted images, movement and sound.

In Between: International Paper Art
08.12.2011 - 10.03.2012

The exhibition "In Between" shows a variety of works in which the paper itself is the artistic medium and artists investigate its expressive possibilities.

Menashe Kadishman: From Nature to Art
22.08.2011 - 26.11.2011

The exhibition presents a selection of Menashe Kadishman's works produced
throughout his career, principally in prints and sculpture. It features well-known
works, together with others shown for the first time.