About the project
The Jerusalem Artists’ House is the largest museum of Israeli art in the city and serves as the headquarters of the city branch of the Israel Association of Painters and Sculptors. Some 1,500 exhibits have been mounted at the Artists’ House since its establishment in 1965, drawing approximately 35,000 visitors annually. The three-story, c.1890 picturesque stone structure originally served as an orphanage and later housed the museum of the adjacent Bezalel Academy of Art, which became Israel’s national museum in 1948. In 1964, the Bezalel collection was absorbed into the then-new Israel Museum, and the Artists’ House became a showcase for up-in-coming young Israeli artists. The Jerusalem Foundation has supported the production of exhibitions, including those of new immigrant artists. The Artists’ House will become part of a larger arts complex when renovations are completed at the adjacent Bezalel Academy of Art & Design.