Museum on the Seam

Museum on the Seam

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"One of the 29 most impressive art institutions in the world" (The New York Times).

On the Seam – Socio-political Contemporary Art Museum

On the Seam is a unique boutique museum that exhibits the finest art from Israel and abroad by leading contemporary artists and discusses social, gender-oriented, ethnic, and geographical issues while emphasizing what connects us rather than what keeps us apart. 

Past exhibitions at the Museum, which National Geographic described as "a fascinating and unique museum," have dealt with themes of human rights, animal rights, ecology, sustainability, and the place of the individual, among others, in the modern world. 

The Museum, selected by CNN as "one of Israel's ten best museums," is located in a beautiful neo-classical building built in 1932. During the years Jerusalem was divided (1948-1967), the house was turned into an Israeli military outpost situated on the border between Israel and Jordan, and was the only passage between the two parts of the divided city. During the battles of the 1967 war, the house suffered hits from shells and bullets that are apparent to this day. 

Washington University's website stated: "This is one of the best museums in the world. The most intense active square meter to art ratio you will ever find." Located only five minutes walk from Mea Shearim and the Old City, the Museum's rooftop holds one of Jerusalem's most magnificent views, a coffee shop, art books, and the Jerusalemite atmosphere.


Adult - 35 NIS 

Student \ Senior Citizen \ Soldier - 30 NIS

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  • Alex Drukpa.
    Alex Drukpa.
    May 3, 2023

    The building itself embodies much of this place's complex history and it presents thought-provoking exhibitions about our surrounding reality. What a great museum. It's small enough to be intimate and interesting. It has...

  • nettadi ben asher
    nettadi ben asher
    June 27, 2019

    What a great museum. It's small enough to be intimate and interesting. It has a definite artistic agenda that is unique and much needed, focusing on human and animal rights, ecology and other aspects of the modern life....

  • Yoni Savransky
    Yoni Savransky
    September 14, 2022

    Small and interesting art museum. It has 2 rotating galleries, touching on the area of the seam. Tries to give voice to people from all the different parts of Israeli society. Entry price was fair at 40₪. The museum also...

  • Damon Lesjack
    Damon Lesjack
    February 28, 2019

    Pricey, like $12, for a few floors and a few rooms but a very historical building with a few pieces of very stimulating art. There's a great viewing area up the spiral staircase above the roof. I'm not sure how the cafe i...

  • Maxwell Lent
    Maxwell Lent
    June 2, 2023

    This is a great modern art museum. Built on the seam of the city between the East and West, it is all about the seams between society. With ever changing exhibits they do a great job at highlighting the fractures in Israe...

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