Museum on the Seam is a socio-political contemporary art museum in Jerusalem. Its focus is to allow art to raise discussions about controversial ideas tied to national, ethnic and economic issues. The museum has held multiple exhibitions including themes related to human rights, slavery, and the right to protest. The museum also has a great view of the city and a cafe on the roof. It is one of many museums in Jerusalem worth visiting.
The museum’s current exhibition is entitled, “And the Trees Went Forth to Seek a King.” The exhibit examines the interrelationship between leaders and their subjects.
“We love and hate them. Admire and scorn them. We trust in them and believe their promises, as we watch them being led handcuffed and humiliated.
Who is worthy of leading? What motivates people to become leaders? Is it an inner feeling of justice and an ability to see the truth which guides them? Or rather, is it a disappointing and manipulative desire for self-glorification and abuse of one’s position at the expense of the masses?
Where does this deep inherent need for a leader emanate from? Does it cater to inner yearnings similar to love? Or is it the psychological need of the individual and the collective for a good parent and primary father as a source of support, encouragement and a sense of physical and emotional security in times of regression and distress?
Is it in our power to prevent immoral behavior of leaders and governments?”
Visiting Museum on the Seam
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Adult: 30 NIS
Student: 25 NIS
Groups are asked to book a reservation in advance.
Besides the Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem has several other notable museums including Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and the Israel Museum.
Museum on the Seam is about a 12 minute walk north from the Damascus Gate entrance to the Old City. For more information, click here.