Virtual Encounter via Zoom / Photography in Mediterranean Light: On Ephraim Moses Lilien’s Photographs in the Museum’s Collection (in Hebrew)
Due to the current national security situation, the Museum will be closed to the public. Most activities in physical spaces are postponed until further notice, except for a few events (free of charge, but advance registration is required).
We are all going through extremely trying times. In a bid to help, however modestly, we continue to offer, for the sixth week running, an hour of respite, by providing captivating lectures and encounters every day, free of charge, via Zoom.
This week we will recall past exhibitions at the Museum, get to know some of the beloved works in its collection, and visit important collections around the world. We invite you, the culture-loving public, to enjoy an hour of curiosity.
We wish everyone days of peace.
Photography in Mediterranean Light: On Ephraim Moses Lilien’s Photographs in the Museum’s Collection / Lecturer: Noa Rosenberg, Curator of Modern Art
Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874-1925), one of the founding fathers of the Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem, is best known as a draftsman, illustrator, and graphic designer. His work as a unique photographer, however, remained unknown for years—initially at his request and subsequently for circumstantial reasons. Most of his photographs are held in the collection of the Tel Aviv Museum’s Department of Photography. With the exception of one exhibition that was held in 1991, most have not been seen by the public or exhibited as an ensemble to this day. In this session, we will look at photographs that Lilien took in the early twentieth century in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Egypt, and Istanbul. This is a rare opportunity to see this unusual collection comprising dozens of photographs.
Note: The Lecture is in Hebrew.
Image: Ephraim Moses Lilien, Camel and Camel Driver, 1906–18, collection of Tel Aviv Museum of Art, gift of the Schocken Family, 1990