Art & Culture

Israel offers a broad range of quality art and cultural events to foreign visitors of all tastes. There are several museums which feature impressive local artwork and from around the world.

If its music that your heart desires you can easily find chamber music, recitals, jazz, symphony concerts all over the country. Also Israel houses famous ballet and dance companies.

In addition Israel is the "Broadway" of the Middle East. In particular Tel Aviv is called "the Big Orange" in reference to New York being described as "the Big Apple". It similarly offers an exciting 24-hour nightlife with a wide array of discos, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Israel - Museums

Israel Museum Prolongs Exhibition Due to Public Interest

Turkish Delights: Treasures from the Land of Sultans and Kings

On view through October 9, 2004

 Jerusalem, September 6, 2004 – The Israel Museum is pleased to announce the extension of the exhibition

Turkish Delights: Treasures from the Land of Sultans and Kings, which opened May 18 and will now remain on view through October 9, 2004. Comprising a selection of objects from museums in Turkey, including Topkapi Palace and the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, the exhibition features jewelry, clothing decorative objects, and weapons, all lavishly decorated with gold and precious gems reflecting the luxury of daily life in the Sultans’ palaces.

“With Turkish Delights, the Israel Museum has been proud to continue its tradition of celebrating world culture for the benefit of its audiences in Israel. The high level of interest in the exhibition – resulting now in its extension through October 9, 2004 – demonstrates our public’s keen enthusiasm for exposure to the history and cultural traditions of our Turkish neighbors,” states James Snyder, Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the Israel Museum.

H.E. Mr. Feridun H. Sinirlioğlu, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Israel, states: “Turkish Delights has been an achievement of cultural diplomacy of the highest order, and we are pleased to have been part of such a successful adventure in intercultural understanding.”

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