Jerusalem is a vibrant and modern city steeped in history, a mix of old and new – and you can see this in Jerusalem’s art galleries. From bustling markets to quiet back streets, fascinating museums, and delicious street food, Jerusalem is a multicultural, diverse, and exciting city. Art and expression have always been at the center of civilization. Dating back to Biblical times, this thriving metropolis is rich with art. Here is our list of the best art galleries in Jerusalem. Whether you just like to window shop or want to bring home an original piece, Jerusalem has it all. These fascinating galleries can be visited on your own, but you may also pass some of them on a tour of Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem House of Quality
The Jerusalem House of Quality is an independent gallery that has been promoting the work of Jerusalem’s contemporary artists for over 25 years. The gallery presents small exhibitions of unique creations in glassware, ceramics, copper, jewelry, and mosaic art. The gallery’s rooftop terrace has magnificent views of the Old City.
12 Hebron Road, Jerusalem
Yehoshua Aryeh Fine Art Gallery
Yehoshua Aryeh Fine Art Gallery deals in fine art photography. All of their photographs are of Israel, and each one is accompanied by a beautifully worded reflection to highlight the deeper ‘soul’ of the image. The gallery also offers private presentations for groups with the artist, Yehoshua Aryeh, who shares his personal stories, about the photos he takes, and how the Land of Israel inspires him.
23 Shlomo HaMelech Street, Jerusalem
Time Art Gallery
Time Art specializes in pop art, which is characterized by innovative techniques and original materials. These artists are experimental, using bright, vibrant color palettes and incorporating artistic 3D methods. The diversity of styles appeals to many collectors, interior designers, and pop art lovers. The gallery only displays work by renowned Israeli artists.
15 Queen Shlomziyon Street, Jerusalem
Mamuta Art Research Center
Mamuta Art Research Center was established in 2009 by a group of independent Jerusalem-based artists. The goal is to advance art in all its forms and to bring artists, architects, and designers together. Each workspace is devoted to a different form of visual art, electronics, sound, or video.
14 Gdalyahu Alon Street, Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Artists’ House
Located in a historic building that is part of Jerusalem’s famous Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, this dynamic center exhibits works by both Israeli and international artists. Exhibits alternate between prominent young artists exhibiting for the first time and work by veterans. In addition, the Artists’ House displays group exhibitions on a wide range of subjects alongside other activities.
12 Shmuel HaNagid Street, Jerusalem
Yaffo 23 is simultaneously a gallery, a conference room, a lab, and a studio, making it one of the few of its kind in the world. Owned by the world-renowned Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Yaffo 23 is in an old office building from the British mandate era. The non-profit aims to combine art with academic research as part of the artwork itself. It is a unique place to visit.
23 Yaffo Road, Jerusalem
DESIGNERS IN THE CITY COMPLEX
The complex showcases a variety of artwork by young designers. Innovative ceramics, clothing, jewelry, and homeware are for sale. It is a hub of creative activity and is worth the visit to browse and pick up special items or gifts.
7 Bezalel Street, Jerusalem
Vision Gallery features a vast range of original 19th Century vintage photographs.
12 Yosef Rivlin Street, Jerusalem
JERUSALEM PRINT WORKSHOP
The Jerusalem Print Workshop is devoted to teaching printing techniques to artists and the public. There is also an active gallery and art library.
38 Shivtei Yisrael Street, Jerusalem
Hutzot Hayotzer is Jerusalem’s artist quarter. Here you can meet creatives in their own studios and galleries. Ceramics, decorative weaving, embroidery, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and metalwork can all be found here. Add some unique Israeli art to your collection by negotiating directly with the artist. The internationally renowned arts and crafts fair is held here in August every year. This is a great area to visit year-round.
Hutzot Hayotzer, Jerusalem
Looking for art galleries outside of Jerusalem? There are some great galleries in Tel Aviv that are also worth checking out.