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German Gallery

The Gallery of German Friends is part of the Herta and Paul Amir Building, which opened on October 31, 2011 with paintings and sculptures by the German artist Anselm Kiefer. As an architecturally high-quality exhibition location, the friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art found it ideal for setting up their gallery.

The opening exhibition of the Gallery of German Friends showed an impressive collection of German Expressionist graphics, some of which came from the Jewish Museum in Berlin. The first director of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Dr. Karl Schwarz,opened Shortly before the National Socialists came to power, the Jewish Museum Berlin. In June 1933emigrated Dr. Black with a majority of theoutstanding Art collection to Tel Aviv and, at the request of the then mayor of the city of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff, built the art museum he founded. On display at the opening were, among others, works by well-known artists such as George Grosz, Otto Dix, Max Beckmann and Emil Nolde. The museum also owns 150 prints by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, which represent one of the largest Munch collections in the world.

The association contributed financially to the construction of the new building and financed the entire cost of the gallery from donations. The Gallery of German Friends sees itself as an interface between Israel and Germany on a museum level. By initiating collaborations with German museums and collections, the association stimulates cultural exchange and gives German art, which is currently experiencing great interest in Israel, a representative platform.

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