History

German Gallery

The "Galerie der Deutschen Freunde" – Gallery of the German Friends – is part of the Herta and Paul Amir building, which opened on October 31, 2011 with paintings and sculptures by German artist Anselm Kiefer. An exhibition space of great architectural quality, it seemed predestined to TAMAD as the fitting location for their gallery.

The opening show in the Galerie der Deutschen Freunde presented an impressive collection of German Expressionist artwork, part of which came from the private collection of the museum's first director, Dr. Karl Schwarz. Viewers could see works by famous artists such as George Grosz, Otto Dix, Max Beckmann and Emil Nolde. The museum's holdings also include 150 prints by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch – one of the world's largest collections of this artist.

 

TAMAD has made a financial contribution to the construction of the new building and completely financed the gallery from donations. The Galerie der Deutschen Freunde sees itself as a link between Israel and Germany at the museum level. By initiating collaborations with German museums and collections, TAMAD wishes to promote cultural exchange and give German artists, who are currently experiencing a great deal of interest in Israel, a representative platform.

© Deutsche Freunde des Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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