Plenty of shops and attractions were closed during Sabbath, when we were at Jerusalem. Lucky for us, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem was still open. As no public transport was available, we decided to walk there. It was a very pleasant walk, with almost no traffic during the Sunday we were there.
In comparison to the rather haphazard collection of the Egyptian Museum, the Israel Museum was very well-organised and well-curated. It was comparable to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in standard, although it had a smaller collection.
If you’re keen to explore modern art collections, the Israel Museum has a great collection of impressionist and surrealism pieces. It goes far beyond what an art noob like me appreciates, but it was quite an eye-opener. Even the seating for the exhibits had been done in a very tasteful manner. Some of the art installations were very intriguing too. But my favourite? Was the piece of felt cloth pinned to the wall. I’ve been wondering for ages what it meant, and so far, I haven’t really came to a clear conclusion.
The Travelling Squid’s Take
The Israel Museum is a great place to spend the day, especially if it’s a Sabbath and you have nothing else to do in Jerusalem. It’s a place for modern art lovers, or those who would like to learn a thing or two about modern art. Hope you enjoyed the pictures and let me know what you think.
When you’re at the Israel Museum, don’t forget to check out the Shrine of the Book, which is where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed in!