$45 million museum extension unveiled
The American Friends of Tel Aviv Museum of Art have unveiled a $45 million extension. The Herta and Paul Amir Building is slated for completion in 2009 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Tel Aviv’s founding. The new 195,000 sq. feet building will double the exhibition space. The six-level building was designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen known for his inventive use of light and geometric forms.
Established in 1932, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art has grown to become an international cultural center with an extensive series of exhibitions yearly of Israeli and international art, architecture, and design as well as permanent and loan collections spanning the major movements in international Modern art, Israeli art from the 1920s on, and a selection of 16th through 19th century art.