Israel Program Information & Overview
About the Event:
Venture beyond the ordinary as you immerse yourself in an exploration of Israel’s unique 1920s and 1930s architecture, fine and decorative arts, culture, and fashion.
On this exclusive trip you’ll:
- Take behind-the-scenes tours of world class museums, libraries, and archives
- Visit the pavilions of one of the world’s few restored World’s Fair grounds from the 1930s
- Stay in a boutique hotel adapted from a 1930s movie palace
- Meet many architects, urban planners, historians, curators, archivists, and preservation experts involved in celebrating the culture and design heritage of Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem
- Visit residences filled with Deco furnishings,see the work of a remarkable Israeli fashion designer who worked in 1920s Paris
- Learn about graphic designers who developed the country’s visual identity during the 1930 and 40s
You’ll discover Tel Aviv’s White City, a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site, filled with remarkable architecture from the interwar period. While Tel Aviv is recognized for its superb Bauhaus design, this trip will highlight how the Art Deco style was manifested throughout Israel from the 1920s through the 1940s. Developed by European-trained designers and architects, Tel Aviv is boasts an exceptional ensemble of modern architecture and design that often blurs the lines between the Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, International, and Bauhaus styles.
This once-in-a lifetime program has been developed exclusively for ADSNY members by the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites and the Bauhaus Center. According to Micha Gross, Director of the Bauhaus Center, the budding city of Tel Aviv, founded in 1909 by Jewish immigrants on the barren beaches outside the ancient Arab city of Jaffa, “used modern architecture to create a new world.” More than 4,000 buildings were constructed in Tel Aviv alone during the 1920s and 1930s alone, and thousands more were built in Haifa, Jerusalem, the kibbutzim, and other locations throughout Israel.
We hope you will join us as we explore the roots of modernism in a new society broadly experimenting with design, lifestyle, culture, and the arts.
Contact ADSNY at Info@ArtDeco.org for more information.
Registration is full for this special program. To get more information, or to add your name to the waitlist please email your name and the number of people in your group to Info@ArtDeco.org.
This tour is limited in size and is exclusively for current ADSNY members and guests from ICADS, the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.