Educational Programs at the Museum
Exhibitions for the Whole Family
The exhibitions designed for the whole family at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art are interactive, based on an education philosophy which stresses individual learning through hands-on experience. The Museum, which was been entrusted with preserving original works of art, has established a policy of maintaining a physical distance from the works of art. In order to allow the children to have a hands-on experience in an informal atmosphere, the interactive exhibitions offer a richly-stimulating learning environment which allows the children to operate freely. In this way the visit to the Museum becomes a positive experience. The main objective of this learning technique is to train the child to independent learning which is both effective and enjoyable. We believe that the sense of enjoyment will encourage the child to return to the Museum and to apply the tools that he has acquired in his repeated encounters with works of art. The interactive exhibitions at the Museum are designed especially for young people, and are successful in attracting thousands of children, parents, and grandparents. Families learn about original works of art through hands-on experiences and activities that turn the visit to the Museum into a multi-sensory learning experience. In addition, thousands of schoolchildren come to the Museum on class trips and receive special explanations from the Museum guides. The exhibitions also stimulate and inspire hundreds of teachers and educators who use their visits to develop new programs and methods for teaching art. Original ideas, the use of technology, the manner of displaying art works, and the fact that each exhibition is different than the one before in design and activity – all make a visit to the exhibitions an appealing experience.
The objectives of the interactive exhibitions: to give the child tools to understand the language of art, to develop skills in viewing works of art, to arouse curiosity and interest, to turn the Museum visit into a positive experience, to enrich the child’s inner world, and to heighten his sense of criticism and appreciation.
Andy Warhol: Toy Paintings
For the Whole Family
Helen J. Haft & J. David Haft Hall (lower level), Main Building
Curator: Sara Raiman Shor
In 1983, Andy Warhol created a series of works for children, combining paintings and silkscreens, based on toys he collected. Alongside the exhibited works, visitors can paint, work with stamps, dress up as Warhol, be photographed, listen to his story, "buy" at the image supermarket, become acquainted with and draw inspiration from his works' characteristics – bright colors, layers of lines and patches and replicated images. A workshop nearby offers visitors an experience of screen printing.
The exhibition was made possible thanks to the great generosity of Mary and José Mugrabi
Sponsored by The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel
Curator: Sarah Reiman Shor
Assistant Curator: Orit Sabag