One of the country’s leading artistic and cultural institutions, the municipal museum was originally established in 1932 in a building that was the house of the city’s first mayor, Meir Dizengoff, and moved to its new and current location in 1971, after which, new wings were added to the country’s largest art museum.

The museum consists of various departments: The Department of Israeli Art, which holds a comprehensive collection of local art from the beginning of the 20th century to the present; the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, which involves international works from the mid-19th century to the present; the Department of Prints and Drawings; the Department of Photography; the Department of Architecture and Design; and the Old Masters Department, with art from the 16th to the 19th century.

The museum hosts a broad collection of classical and contemporary art, exhibiting work of leading artists of the 20th century, including works of Cezanne, Chagall, Dali, Monet, Picasso and other prominent artists. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum also hosts temporary exhibitions of individual artists’ work.

In addition to the wide program of exhibitions, it hosts a variety of activities, group shows, workshops and concerts. Namely it hosted the Eurovision Song contest 2019 semifinal allocation draw which took place in January 28th 2019.