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Virtual Encounter via Zoom / A History of Beauty: Helena Rubinstein’s Miniature Rooms

Due to the current national security situation, the Museum will be closed to the public and all activities in physical spaces are postponed until further notice.

We are all going through extremely trying times. In a bid to help, however modestly, we continue to offer, for the third week running, an hour of respite, by providing captivating lectures and encounters every day, free of charge, via Zoom.

This week we will get to know important exhibitions, major artists and especially beloved works held in the collection of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. We invite you, the culture-loving public, to enjoy an hour of curiosity.

We wish everyone days of peace.

A History of Beauty: Helena Rubinstein’s Miniature Rooms / Lecturer: Galit Landau-Epstein, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art

The collection of seventeen magnificent miniature rooms, originally belonging to the eponymous founder of the beauty empire Helena Rubinstein (1870–1965), was donated to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 1968. These rooms—originally on display in the collector’s living room—are part of a tradition of miniature houses designed to enchant and amaze the viewer, which first began in Germany and the Netherlands in the sixteenth century. These tiny time capsules offer a unique glimpse into everyday life in past centuries. The lecture will also tell the fascinating story of Helena Rubinstein herself, who built one of the greatest beauty empires of the twentieth century with her own hands.

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Note: This activity is in Hebrew only.

Image: Mid-Victorian-style living room, England, mid-19th century (Photos: Keren Goldsmith; Editing: Margarita Perlin)