Guided tours are a great way to get to know Israel's vibrant beating art scene - diverse in trends, styles and genres.
Join us for a costume tour designed for your interests, comfort and needs and get acquainted with this extraordinary world through guided tours at the exhibitions and private meetings with the field’s experts.
Here are some of our popular art tours. Want a different theme? No problem. Contact us and we'll design a tour just for you.
Talking Art’s costume tours
Gallery Hop TLV
Our classic tour, varies as we want to visit the best shows in town.
In this tour we will be hopping between 3-4 galleries around one of the art centers in TLV (north, south or center TLV). We will see various exhibitions by both Israeli and international artists working in various media of contemporary art. We will get aquatinted with the gallery’s scene in TLV and meet the artists, curators and gallery owners.
Guided by Shani Werner
Art in the South – Gallery Hop, artists’ studios and Street Art
“Kiryat Ha’melacha” neighborhood in South TLV was once an industrial area but then abandoned and neglected for many years. As such, it drew the attention of various artists which started placing their studios there. Today, it is the IT place for contemporary art in Israel in which you will find both established and new galleries, street art and the artists’ studios.
This is a “highlights” tour combining visits in galleries, artists’ studios and an introduction of the street art and graffiti scene in the area.
This tour includes a studio visit with a local artist.
Street art and Graffiti Tour – south TLV
South Tel Aviv’s neighborhoods were always the backyard of street artists and graffiti writers alike, a place where many have come to try the first time and came back ever since to try new styles, practice and improve.
This tour will give you an insider’s look at the vibrant street art scene in TLV. We will learn about the differences between street art and graffiti and what are the common techniques used by the street artists. Understanding street art as a rebellious art, we will also talk about social issues that it addresses such as gentrification, sexual discrimination, economy and more. The double faced attention the government gives to these artists will also be regarded at this tour.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Israeli art tour
With breathtaking architecture and one of the largest art collections in Israel the TAMA is definitely a “must see” museum. Almost 20 parallel exhibitions of both Modern and Contemporary art are held in the museum and provide a wide range of attractions.
Our tour will focus on the Israeli Art and Architecture on view at the museum. We will visit the two very different wings of the museum and go from “old to new”. We will visit the Israeli art collection and the various temporary art exhibitions.
This tour is a great way to get to know the history of Israeli art and its heritage.
Urban Experience - a special program combining street art tour and smartphone photography workshop
We know our tours are inspiring and we want to give you a chance to express your creativity with us. For this we’ve created this beautiful experience combining a smartphone photography workshop taking place during our street art tour.
You will learn how to take creative, interesting and fun pictures using your own phone. Different angels, compositions, shadows and light affects and special features will all be your tools as you photograph. All this with the best colorful background of contemporary Israeli street art.
A hundred years ago Tel Aviv started rising “from the sands" and became the city for many bourgeois Jews who came to Israel from Europe. It also attracted young intellectuals and artists as it opened new horizons for modern, secular, more European like way of life as an alternative to the more traditional cultural life of Jerusalem. In time the city became a subject of a vivid body of Hebrew literature and visual arts creations, expressing the realization of the Zionist dream of modernization and secularization.
Today Tel Aviv is a big bustling metropolitan and is still a subject of rich artistic reference and inspiration. In this tour we will focus on the visual culture of TLV – how it looks and how it was described in different eras. In doing so, the tour also aims at shedding light on the gentrification processes of TLV, for better and worse, and follows the hidden gems of architecture, street art, photography and public art.
Art in the Capital: From traditional to experimental contemporary art in Jerusalem
Israel’s capital city is returning to be also a capital of contemporary art. New galleries, artists’ studios, artist run spaces, municipal venues and more – are scattered around the city.
In this tour we will explore the contemporary art scene in Jerusalem, focusing on the avant-garde collective art. We will visit places where art is made and exhibited and meet the people who make it all happen. We will try to understand if there is a place for art-community values in a capitalist and materialistic society, how the municipality reacts to these initiatives and how the traditional art world accepts them. All this in Jerusalem, which surprisingly performs as the perfect arena for collective art activity.