Okashi Art Museum
Okashi Art Museum
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japlady
By japlady
An exercise in vanity, NOT worth the time
May 2019
SO NOT WORTH IT! Photos are not allowed in the space mostly I think so word won't get out about how amateurish the work is that's on display. I'm a trained art historian and a former artist and ... no. Just no. The only reason this work is in a museum is the guy who painted them is rich enough to be able to afford a space to display them. The nicest thing about the museum in the physical space in which it is displayed. There's maybe 3 or 4 pieces in the whole place that come close to being worthy of such a fabulous space... and those aren't very good. That and the guy guarding the door is a rude oger who should be fired (based on all the negative comments I've seen about him, my experience of him was apparently the norm). The ticket for this is part of the package of tickets you HAVE to buy if you want to enter the Crusader Knights complex unearthed in Acre. The Turks had filled that in with rubble and above it built the prison, mosque, etc... and British during their mandate began the task of digging it all back up. So once folks have finished seeing that (which takes a good 3 hours to enjoy in full (bring water), you're left with a few other tickets... I did an extended stay in Acre and over the course of two weeks walked by there multiple times and every time I saw folks come out of that space they looked unhappy/bored/frustrated. So I wasn't intending to go in... then a friend was also in town, and she wanted us to check it out, cause she too had studied art, and pretty much the moment we walked into it she was wishing she'd not insisted. Seriously, there's SO much to see in this town, any time spent in this space is a waste.

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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,608 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
It was included in our multi-attraction ticket, so we checked it out. Neither of us was super impressed, and it was pretty small with not a heck of a lot of artwork, but we did enjoy coming up with funny ideas about what some of the pieces represented.
Written January 21, 2019
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francoise5
Jerusalem, Israel201 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We didn't plan to visit this museum, but as passing by we discovered it and entered by chance. Small collection, but well presented and interesting.
Written July 23, 2018
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
The is mainly an art museum dedicated to Avshalom Okashi. Never heard of him and I suspect few Israeli have either. Nothing amazing, but a few interesting pieces. I purchased a ticket as part of the Acre Combined tickets so I thought it was worth it, especially as it would only take about 15 minutes.

Worth it as part of the combined ticket, but probably not on it's own.
Written December 10, 2017
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japlady
Chicago, IL68 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
SO NOT WORTH IT! Photos are not allowed in the space mostly I think so word won't get out about how amateurish the work is that's on display. I'm a trained art historian and a former artist and ... no. Just no. The only reason this work is in a museum is the guy who painted them is rich enough to be able to afford a space to display them. The nicest thing about the museum in the physical space in which it is displayed. There's maybe 3 or 4 pieces in the whole place that come close to being worthy of such a fabulous space... and those aren't very good. That and the guy guarding the door is a rude oger who should be fired (based on all the negative comments I've seen about him, my experience of him was apparently the norm).

The ticket for this is part of the package of tickets you HAVE to buy if you want to enter the Crusader Knights complex unearthed in Acre. The Turks had filled that in with rubble and above it built the prison, mosque, etc... and British during their mandate began the task of digging it all back up. So once folks have finished seeing that (which takes a good 3 hours to enjoy in full (bring water), you're left with a few other tickets...

I did an extended stay in Acre and over the course of two weeks walked by there multiple times and every time I saw folks come out of that space they looked unhappy/bored/frustrated. So I wasn't intending to go in... then a friend was also in town, and she wanted us to check it out, cause she too had studied art, and pretty much the moment we walked into it she was wishing she'd not insisted.

Seriously, there's SO much to see in this town, any time spent in this space is a waste.
Written May 8, 2019
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airport2015
Tel Aviv District, Israel1,010 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
On the main gate of the old city near the market The original studio of the famous Israeli artist Avshalom Okashi 1916-1980,In a nice Ottoman buildinghis original art as well as rotating exhibitionsMainly contemporary Israeli art
Written February 12, 2019
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sara1964_1201
Tel Aviv, Israel111 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
an ancient building with cruciform domes dating back to the Ottoman period houses a museum featuring rotating exhibitions of Israeli art alongside a permanent exhibit of the works of late artist, Avshalom Okashi
Written September 4, 2017
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Gaijin-tanuki
Sydney, Australia495 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
I purchased the combo-ticket at the Citadel, which also provided entry to this Museum.

After some little difficulty I found the place: it is not particularly close to the Crusader Fortress and is not well signposted.

When I handed over my combo-entry ticket the attendant snatched it from me and was most abrupt - pointing out I was not allowed to take photographs (not that I even had a camera) and summarily dismissed me with a gesture of his hand. I guess there is, for some reason, resentment to those who are not handing over cash as an entry fee, but using the combo-ticket.

I must admit I knew nothing of Okashi, Yes, he was definitely a talented artist (see for example his exploration of the colour black). But, would I recommend you take time out of your day to visit this small gallery (hardly a museum) when there is so much else to see in Akko? Hmmm, I don't think so.

No photography permitted.
Written August 18, 2017
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gaijin51
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
I bought a combo ticket when visiting the Crusader Citadel, which gave me entry to the Okashi Museum amongst others. By all means visit if you have the combo ticket, but I don't think it is worth buying a separate entry. Yes, Okashi was definitely a talented artist and his exploration of the colour black was a notable phase of his career, but that said, this is a very small museum, with only a few works on display.

When I handed over my prepaid entry ticket I found the attendant abrupt to the point of rudeness, indeed maybe even antagonism.

No photography permitted.
Written August 18, 2017
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