The Ashdod Museum of Art is located in the center of Ashdod, Israel, near the marina. The museum holds exhibitions of Israeli and international contemporary art. The museum has 12 galleries and two halls. In addition, it has a pyramidal space where cultural events are held. Ashdod Art Museum operates within Monart Arts Centre, the multi-disciplinary culture center situated in the heart of the city. The museum was inaugurated in 2003.
One of museum’s galleries – the Mishbetzet gallery – usually hosts original works by Israeli artists for children’s education purposes. The visitors are encouraged to study works of art, including touching them. The Green Submarine gallery is dedicated to environmental art. The works exhibited in this gallery are made from recycled materials and readymades.
The Ashdod Museum of Art is also known for having an underground vault for protecting art in case of rocket attacks. This vault was used during the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict to protect works of the Israeli artist Tsibi Geva.
Arrangements for visits by adults
For groups of adults, the museum offers a combined visit to the museum, including a guided tour of the exhibits.
Arrangements for visits by elementary and preschool students
Activities surround an exhibit that is tailored to preschool and elementary school children. It include gallery games and work with a personal box that each child receives, and offers an experience of discovery and making connections, understanding the concept of the city’s profile, a personal portrait, and a representing object.
Arrangements for visits by junior and high school students
Museum tours can be combined with unique art workshops suited to the age of the students.
Derech Eretz 8
|Sun||10am – 4pm|
|Mon||10am – 8pm|
|Tue-Thu||10am – 4pm|
|Fri, Sat||10am – 1pm|