Be’eri Gallery was first opened in October 1986 (on the 40th anniversary of Kibbutz Be’eri), in the basement of the dining room. The Declaration of Intentions, upon its foundation, was: “To add to the consumption of bread the consumption of the spirit, to create the act of art, for man shall not live by bread alone.” The goal was to “bring contemporary Israeli art at its best to our periphery and expose the public to the culture and art that takes place in Israel.” Prior to the Jubilee Festival (October 1996), the gallery was moved to the eastern wing of the old dining-room.
Until 2021, more than 350 exhibitions were exhibited at the gallery. Since 1993 the head curator and director of the gallery is Ziva Jellin. In 2011 Sofie Berzon MacKie joined as curator.
In December 2007, the gallery was inaugurated in its new location in the southeastern part of the old dining room, in a new and more spacious hall with a high ceiling.
The uniqueness of the gallery is in its ongoing performance over many years of quality Israeli art. We work with the best artists in Israel, well-known artists alongside emerging artists in early stages of their careers. We exhibit diverse mediums of contemporary art, painting, sculpture, photography, video art, print, installation and performance. The gallery aims and encourages artists to create site specific works for the gallery and to engage with the community. We hold regular gallery talks with the exhibiting artists, lessons for kindergarten children, groups and interested parties alongside lectures and cultural events.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00-13:00 | Saturday 14:00 – 10:00
Or by appointment