Program 2023 

Where: The Golda Meir Cultural and Art Center, Sderot Sha'ul HaMelech 27, Tel Aviv

Cost: ESRA members NIS 550 | Non-members NIS 720

10:00 – 11:00 – Lecture
11:00 – 11:30 – Break
11:30 – 12:30 – Guided tours

Monday 3 April 2023
If Only Walls Could Talk: Graffiti on the Berlin and Separation Walls

In the past few years, the Graffiti movement has become an important part of the art scene, where we can see it in Museums and galleries.
But we forget that the graffiti scene actually started as a protest against the government or any social or political institution
The graffiti on the Berlin Wall was a process that started a few years after the wall was built and reached its peak at the 80s. It consisted of different writings and street art, and became a part of the protest against the separation of the two cities and the country.

Monday 8 May 2023
120 years to Mark Rothko’s Birth: New York School of Art

Mark Rothko is best known for his 'color field paintings' – rectangular regions of color floating in fields of color – which he produced for over 20 years. His growing disgust of the idea that these works would serve as 'decorative objects for wealthy diners' caused him to refund commissions, and donate the paintings to museums instead. In this lecture we will learn of the life and workings of one the most important figures in the development of art during the second half of the 20th century.

Monday 5 June 2023
Jackson Pollock: Action Painting

This lecture will chart the evolution of Jackson Pollock’s practice, from his earliest works that make use of surrealist techniques and imagery to his breakthrough to total abstraction, and to his magisterial all-over drip paintings. Known primarily as a painter, Pollock also created many prints and drawings, which will be discussed in depth to offer new insights with regard to his paintings, and the daring steps he took to push his practice forward.

Entrance to the museum will be possible from 9:30 a.m.
The Monday series starts with the lecture, but the Thursday series could begin either with the lecture or the guided tour.
Entry with subscription card only for the same series and cannot be interchanged Monday for Thursday or vice versa. This Museum rule is strictly enforced.