Founded in 1975, the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits contemporary works by Israeli and international artists, with special emphasis on plastic art. With the new wing, inaugurated in January 2000, the total museum area now stands at approximately 3,000 sq. m., including 2,000 sq. m. of exhibition spaces equipped with the most advanced security and fire-detection systems as well as air conditioning, humidity control, UV protection and other installations as befitting a museum of the third millennium
The museum is characterized by a dynamic approach to the current world of culture and art, giving up-to-date and versatile expression to painting, sculpture, video, installation, photography and architecture, with an accent on video installations and digital media. In the artistic community, it is acclaimed as a leading institution in the field of video art. This relatively novel discipline is represented in every set of exhibitions staged at the museum.
The museum also houses an educational wing called MUZA – A Place for Visual Experience. Muza offers a wide range of morning activities in the exhibitions on display, thematic, enrichment and hands-on programs in the fields of video art and photography. It fosters experiential learning and prompts inquisitive and critical observation. During the afternoons and evenings, Muza holds workshops, courses and creative activities for children, youth and adults.
Among its many goals, the museum strives to cultivate new generations of art lovers and foster direct interaction with the community. It offers the general public of culture and art enthusiasts lectures, guided tours, video-art evenings , weekend gallery talks, etc.
A unique concrete structure designed by the late architect Yacov Rechter, the museum shares the Yad Labanim Building, a commemoration site for the fallen soldiers of Herzliya.
Sources: Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art