The Nahum Gutman Museum of Art is an art museum located in Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv.The Museum resides in the historical Writers’ Home, which was built in 1887 by the Nahum Gutman Society and the Tel Aviv Foundation and was one of the first buildings in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood.
The building’s name arose as the place was home to several authors, including Devorah Baron, Yosef Aharonovich, Asher Beresh, Yehuda Burla, and more. During World War I the building stopped serving the purpose of housing authors, and became an ordinary residence until it was abandoned in the 1960s.
The entire museum collection was donated by the artist’s family who wished to emphasise Nahum Gutman’s multi-dimensional character and portray him as painter, illustrator, sculptor and children’s author, thus allowing the public to become acquainted with his oeuvre.
The fact that Gutman drew both Tel Aviv and Jaffa, portraying Jews and Arabs with the same amount of love and interest, provides us with a wonderful tool for the teaching of tolerance as well as a cross-cultural meeting place.
In 1992, after the inclusion of the building in the Tel Aviv Building Preservation Program, the building underwent renovation by the architect Roni Zaibert. The museum was opened in May 1998, and the artwork was donated by Nahum Gutman’s family, who had wanted to perpetuate his works.
Many items from Nahum Gutman’s studio were also donated, and the studio was recreated in one of the museum’s rooms.
The museum is accessible to people with disabilities.
For children: guided tours of the museum, art workshops, story hours, birthdays; experiential and dynamic guidance including a discussion, observation, creative activity, music and motion.
- Su – Th:10:00-16:00Fr and holiday eves:10:00-14:00Sa and holidays:10:00-15:00
- Guidance languages:Hebrew, English