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Ilana Goor Residence and Museum

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Address: 4 Mazal Dagim Street, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone Number: 972-3-6837676
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The Ilana Goor Museum, distinct in its dual purpose as both the gallery and...

The Ilana Goor Museum, distinct in its dual purpose as both the gallery and private home of the artist, is a uniquely hidden gem in the old city of Jaffa. Housed in a historically rooted eighteenth-century structure, the museum allows visitors to see and feel the eclectic collection of famous Israeli sculptor Ilana Goor with Old Jaffa as a background storyline and setting. Within the walls of the beautifully-renovated structure lay over 500 artworks, both by Goor herself and by guest Israeli and international artists included in the museum collection. For the first time in Israel, you have the opportunity to admire works of art from the point of view of the artist/collector rather than as exhibits in a sterile academic environment. Despite the Museum's eclectic nature, each room features creations from different places and times. Each work of art has a different background and a story all its own. The Museum's uniqueness lies in the unexpected contexts generated by each artist, both on the human and on the visual level.

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An artist of her own level

Visiting the Museum is a rare oportunity an artist's house, her work and her private favorite collection. The building itself is Jewl that one can only dream about. Take the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Oren S
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting the Museum is a rare oportunity an artist's house, her work and her private favorite collection. The building itself is Jewl that one can only dream about. Take the tour, is worth every $ and every minute

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible building full to the seams with interesting art. Beautiful rooftop (not a cafe) with great views. A nice spot to take a break from touring.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum should not be missed. Ilana Goor's masculine sculptural iron artistry is perfectly suited to this extremely impressive space.She clearly has an unerring eye for assembling stones, beautiful furniture, sculptures ancient and modern,and contemporary paintings (many of which pay homage to her) and infusing her home with a seamless, personalized blend of the contemporary and ancient. Her Canaanite, amazonian,... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the old structure comes to life with joy thanks to the infinite number of objects exhibited, artistic ones and others, including the owners own creations. the panoramic sights of the neighborhood are unique

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an interesting home...museum..where the artist resides. So much detail in the art work....spend as much time as you like talking to proprietors.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ilana Goor has been a very special person and artist and a great influencer of arts and culture. Never mainstream and always easy to identify. The Museum is a must-go for all, interested in arts and the role of Ilana Goor for temporary art and artists in Israel and over the world. You will really like it. The Museum itself... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This includes here art and residence as well as items from her private collection. Open daily including on Shabbat and holidays. Very eclectic with both her work and that in her collection. Not air conditioned.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The museum is located in a beautiful restored 4 stories house in the heart of historic Jaffa. The collection of art by Ilana Goor is a great representation of modern Israeli art. If you want to visit something off the beaten path, this is definitely a must. Make sure you stop for a few minutes on the rooftop balcony to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Was recommended by a friend. Includes her art, her father's art, and her personal collection of art. Absolutely amazing building/residence. The views are astounding from the top floor balcony. Four floors of art and sculptures. The detail is wonderful. You could spend hours and keeps finding more and more, from the railings to little nooks and crannies, there is just... More 

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

So worth the time and money. This is Goor's home, gallery and museum for her collection. An amazing array of different styles of art.

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