Israeli Arts and Culture featuring Bezalel on Tour

Ayala Sol Friedman

October 23, 2012-January 13, 2013


The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will introduce visitors to the beauty and diversity of contemporary works emerging from Israel with Israeli Arts and Culture, a season-long offering of programs and events (October 23 – January 13).  The highlight is Bezalel on Tour, an exhibition that celebrates the 106th anniversary of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel’s oldest institute of higher education and a leading international academy of art, design and architecture.  Programs at the Museum include live music, films, and an artist talk.  Several other events will occur throughout Cleveland’s Jewish and artistic communities.


Bezalel on Tour celebrates the 106th anniversary of Bezalel, Israel’s oldest institute of higher education and a leading international academy of art, design and architecture. Curated by the head of the Ceramics and Glass Design Department, Muli Ben Sasson, the exhibition includes the best of the contemporary works of Bezalel graduates from the last five years from all of Bezalel’s Academic Departments: Fine Arts, Architecture, Photography, Ceramic and Glass Design, Industrial Design, Jewelry and Fashion, Visual Communication and Screen-Based Arts, as well as works from its graduate programs: Master of Design and Master in Fine Arts.


Programs at the Maltz Museum include:

Local component – student work from Cleveland Institute of Art (Oct 23 – Jan 13)

Film screening – A Century of Israeli Art, Parts I & II (Oct. 24/Nov. 7)

Artist talk – Reut Shahar, Israeli artist and Bezalel graduate (Nov. 1)

Community day – Israeli arts and culture-themed programs all afternoon (Nov. 11)

Film screening – Thou Shalt Not Dance (Nov. 28)

Live music – No Exit Music Ensemble (Dec. 12)


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Sponsored by Cleveland Israel Arts Connection/Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Signature Sponsors: BNY Mellon Wealth Management and The John P. Murphy Foundation.

Benefactor Sponsor: David and Inez Myers Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Patron Sponsors: The Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region, Joan Horvitz, Robert A. Immerman, Israel Bonds, and The Nathan and Fannye Shafran Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland


The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program/organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.


Additional funding by Friends of BezalelMinistry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, and The David Berg Foundation.


visit the Bezalel website

tour the exhibition with Executive Director Lynda A. Bender and Cool Cleveland