American Friends of the Israel Museum

American Friends of the Israel Museum Welcome to AFIM'S page! Please check for upcoming events. We invite you to join one of our membership levels. The American Friends of the Israel Museum (AFIM) was founded in 1968 at the initiative of Teddy Kollek.

AFIM is a non-profit organization that works with the Israel Museum Jerusalem to raise funds and acquire art either through purchase (with raised funds) or as gifts in the United States. AFIM membership groups have annual social events in New York, Los Angeles and Palm Beach and periodic events throughout the country. Members are invited to a series of collection visits, studio visits, lectures an

AFIM is a non-profit organization that works with the Israel Museum Jerusalem to raise funds and acquire art either through purchase (with raised funds) or as gifts in the United States. AFIM membership groups have annual social events in New York, Los Angeles and Palm Beach and periodic events throughout the country. Members are invited to a series of collection visits, studio visits, lectures an

Operating as usual

Thanks to Matthew Yokobosky and @annepasternak for a tour of the incredible Christian Dior show at The Brooklyn Museum!
10/13/2021

Thanks to Matthew Yokobosky and @annepasternak for a tour of the incredible Christian Dior show at The Brooklyn Museum!

Thanks to Matthew Yokobosky and @annepasternak for a tour of the incredible Christian Dior show at The Brooklyn Museum!

A big THANK YOU to Hope Warschaw, Marla and Jeffrey Michaels, @stevefrankel90210 and @djrdesigngroup for hosting three s...
09/20/2021

A big THANK YOU to Hope Warschaw, Marla and Jeffrey Michaels, @stevefrankel90210 and @djrdesigngroup for hosting three spectacular dinners with artists @alexisrael @liza_lou_studio @askunst @emc.2nd for AFIM’s Fall Dinner Series. Donations provided much needed support of the @israel_museum operations, programs and exhibitions. #AFIM #FallDinnerSeries #contemporaryart

We mourn the loss of our dear friend and beloved artist Christian Boltanski. It was a privilege to show his journey and ...
07/14/2021

We mourn the loss of our dear friend and beloved artist Christian Boltanski. It was a privilege to show his journey and lifework through our exhibition “Christian Boltanski: Lifetime”. At the heart of his artwork he showed us that what begins in darkness leads to light, solace and perhaps even the possibility of a new beginning. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. @israel_museum #christianboltanski Image 1: Altar to the Chases High School, 1987, Gelatin silver prints, tin boxes, lamps
Gift of Shawn and Peter Leibowitz, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memory of Charles and Rosalind Leibowitz and Leila Sharenow
© Christian Boltanski, Photo © The Israel Museum by Meidad Suchowolski. Image 2: Animitas (Dead Sea), 2017, HD color video, sound, © Christian Boltanski, Photo © The Israel Museum by Elie Posner

AFIM 2021 Virtual Spring LuncheonFeaturing artist Liza Lou in conversation with Arnold LehmanMAY 20TH1 PM EASTERN/10 AM ...
05/12/2021

AFIM 2021 Virtual Spring Luncheon
Featuring artist Liza Lou in conversation with Arnold Lehman
MAY 20TH
1 PM EASTERN/10 AM PACIFIC

All ticket buyers receive a LIMITED EDITION PRINT by artist Liza Lou created for AFIM on the occasion of our Virtual Spring Luncheon 2021. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Israel Museum’s educational programs.

For more information visit: https://conta.cc/3fcwaVI

AFIM 2021 Virtual Spring Luncheon
Featuring artist Liza Lou in conversation with Arnold Lehman
MAY 20TH
1 PM EASTERN/10 AM PACIFIC

All ticket buyers receive a LIMITED EDITION PRINT by artist Liza Lou created for AFIM on the occasion of our Virtual Spring Luncheon 2021. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Israel Museum’s educational programs.

For more information visit: https://conta.cc/3fcwaVI

Welcome to 2021! As we look to the future, we would like to say thank you to those who continue to support and cherish t...
01/05/2021
55 Years of the Israel Museum

Welcome to 2021! As we look to the future, we would like to say thank you to those who continue to support and cherish the The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, ensuring its longevity for generations to come. We would also like to thank all who supported the AFIM Gala Print Portfolio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo0PAd_CSUs

Hear from renowned artists #olafureliasson, Rashid Johnson, #sharonlockhart, Liza Lou, Analia Saban, #dougandmikestarn, #aiweiwei and our dedicated staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum soon!

#afim, #israelmuseum

Olafur Eliasson, Rashid Johnson, Sharon Lockhart, Liza Lou, Analia Saban, Doug and Mike Starn, and Ai Weiwei, along with IMJ staff members across departments...

01/05/2021
Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2021! As we look to the future, we would like to say thank you to those who continue to support and cherish the The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, ensuring its longevity for generations to come. We would also like to thank all who supported the AFIM Gala Print Portfolio.

Hear from renowned artists #olafureliasson, rashidjohnson, #sharonlockhart, #lizalou, Analia Saban, #dougandmikestarn, AIWW and our dedicated staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum soon!

#afim, #israelmuseum

Support AFIM! Receive a print! Help sustain AFIM and the Israel Museum at a time when support is more vital than ever. I...
10/28/2020

Support AFIM! Receive a print! Help sustain AFIM and the Israel Museum at a time when support is more vital than ever. In appreciation of your donation, you will receive prints from one of 12 participating artists:

Robert Longo, Ophelia #9, 2020
Analia Saban, Landscape Painting, 2020
Yinka Shonibare, Let's Dance, 2020
Rashid Johnson, Untitled, 2020
Alexis Rockman, Untitled, 2020
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2020
Olafur Eliasson, Untitled, 2020
Alex Israel, Untitled, 2020
Michal Rovner, Night, 2020
Doug and Mike Starn, Strange Loop, 2020
Eleanor Swordy, Smear; 2020
Ai Weiwei, Artists Band Together, 2020

Click on link to make a donation and support AFIM!
https://conta.cc/34zvJk2

Stay home! Support AFIM! Receive a limited edition print! While we must remain apart for this year's Gala, we are asking...
10/01/2020

Stay home! Support AFIM! Receive a limited edition print!

While we must remain apart for this year's Gala, we are asking you to help sustain AFIM and the Israel Museum at a time when support from our donors is more vital than ever. In appreciation of your donation, you will receive a special portfolio of a limited edition print from one of 12 participating artists:

𝗢𝗹𝗮𝗳𝘂𝗿 𝗘𝗹𝗶𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻, 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝘅 𝗜𝘀𝗿𝗮𝗲𝗹, 𝗥𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗱 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻, 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗼, 𝗡𝗶𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆, 𝗔𝗹𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀 𝗥𝗼𝗰𝗸𝗺𝗮𝗻, 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗼𝘃𝗻𝗲𝗿, 𝗔𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮 𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗮𝗻, 𝗬𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗮 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗲, 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝗻, 𝗘𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘆, 𝗔𝗶 𝗪𝗲𝗶𝘄𝗲𝗶

Donate here: https://conta.cc/2S95M43?source_type=fbpo&source_id=d3ed21b1-2cdd-4194-899c-b7d89f0c56da

#afim #israelmuseum #amerianfriendsofisraelmuseum #art #afimgala #olafureliasson #alexisrael #rashidjohnson #robertlongo #nicolasparty, #alexisrockman, #michalrovner #analiasaban, #yinkashonibare, #dougstarn #mikestarn, #eleanorswordy, #aiweiwei #afimnyc #gala

Shana Tova from AFIM! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and sweet New Year!Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Roxy P...
09/17/2020

Shana Tova from AFIM! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and sweet New Year!

Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Roxy Paine, Inversion, 2008.
Gift of Jill and Jay H. Bernstein, Old Westbury, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memory of his father, Harold P. Bernstein)

08/19/2020
The Israel Museum Has Reopened!

The Israel Museum has reopened!

The doors are open, the gallery lights are on, and our superb exhibitions and collections proudly await you at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem!

Join us in Chicago in September!
08/08/2019

Join us in Chicago in September!

Tomorrow night is our Associates Annual Art Acquisitions Fundraiser CELEBRATE SUMMER. Tickets are still available. Pleas...
06/24/2019
Events - AFIM

Tomorrow night is our Associates Annual Art Acquisitions Fundraiser CELEBRATE SUMMER. Tickets are still available. Please join us! https://www.afimnyc.org/events-2/

Events Upcoming Past June 25, 2019Cantina Rooftop Associates Chairs: Ace Ehrlich and Megan Green Celebrate Summer 2019 will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at Cantina Rooftop. Tickets: Early Supporter Ticket $175**Available until June 12 Non Refundable 3.5% Processing Fee will be added at checkout CO...

A big thank you to curator @amoshayedi for last night’s incredible tour of the Allen Ruppersberg show for AFIM’s West Co...
04/03/2019

A big thank you to curator @amoshayedi for last night’s incredible tour of the Allen Ruppersberg show for AFIM’s West Coast Acquisitions Committee! #AFIM #israelmuseum #allenruppersberg #conceptualart

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our 2019 West Coast Gala! To our great speaker @askunst and chair @tag_arts...
02/27/2019

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our 2019 West Coast Gala! To our great speaker @askunst and chair @tag_arts we couldn’t have done this without you. What an incredible night! #afim #israelmuseum #analiasaban andSons Chocolatiers @ Los Angeles, California

Crystal Bridges overnight
11/09/2018

Crystal Bridges overnight

Chairs: Pam Sanders and Orna SternGuest Artist: Thomas DemandPerformance by: Ar'Iel Stachel
11/05/2018

Chairs: Pam Sanders and Orna Stern
Guest Artist: Thomas Demand
Performance by: Ar'Iel Stachel

Chairs: Pam Sanders and Orna Stern
Guest Artist: Thomas Demand
Performance by: Ar'Iel Stachel

Celebrate Summer 2018
06/22/2018

Celebrate Summer 2018

Wednesday, April 11 Chaired by Julie Bernstein and Rachel Adler RosanWith Guest Speaker Ai Weiwei
04/19/2018

Wednesday, April 11
Chaired by Julie Bernstein and Rachel Adler Rosan
With Guest Speaker Ai Weiwei

Wednesday, April 11
Chaired by Julie Bernstein and Rachel Adler Rosan
With Guest Speaker Ai Weiwei

07/27/2017
A Conversation with Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei and James Snyder in conversation during the 2017 International Council

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem International Council, 2017

Looking forward to seeing Veiled Meanings at the Jewish Museum this fall.
07/12/2017
Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Looking forward to seeing Veiled Meanings at the Jewish Museum this fall.

Opening November 2017, the first comprehensive U.S. exhibition drawn from The Israel Museum’s world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes showcases over 100 articles of clothing from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, arranged as complete ensembles or shown as stand-alone items. A sumptuous arr...

AFIM Presents: Celebrate Summer 2017
06/26/2017

AFIM Presents: Celebrate Summer 2017

Great weekend in Toronto!
04/30/2017

Great weekend in Toronto!

Thank you Nir Hod for opening your amazing studio to AFIM!
11/18/2016

Thank you Nir Hod for opening your amazing studio to AFIM!

Participants enjoyed four days of visits to artists, designers, private collections and museums.
06/27/2016

Participants enjoyed four days of visits to artists, designers, private collections and museums.

Participants enjoyed four days of visits to artists, designers, private collections and museums.

AFIM Presents Celebrate Summer: An Art Acquisitions Fundraiser
06/24/2016

AFIM Presents Celebrate Summer: An Art Acquisitions Fundraiser

Post-Council trip to Amsterdam: visit with Ralph at Studio Drift
06/14/2016

Post-Council trip to Amsterdam: visit with Ralph at Studio Drift

Post-Council trip to Amsterdam: a great studio visit with Rineke Dijkstra
06/10/2016

Post-Council trip to Amsterdam: a great studio visit with Rineke Dijkstra

The AFIM Palm Beach celebration is in the Shiny Sheet!
02/18/2016
Israel Museum's friends hold Palm Beach celebration

The AFIM Palm Beach celebration is in the Shiny Sheet!

More than 200 supporters of the American Friends of the Israel Museum filled the Circle ballroom at The Breakers for the organization’s annual dinner dance.

Guest speaker Alex Israel addresses the sold-out crowd at the 2016 West Coast Dinner on January 26 at The Lot in West Ho...
02/05/2016

Guest speaker Alex Israel addresses the sold-out crowd at the 2016 West Coast Dinner on January 26 at The Lot in West Hollywood.

Huffington Post features the Israel Museum
09/08/2015
Israel Museum at 50: Treasures and Exhibits

Huffington Post features the Israel Museum

Happy birthday to the Israel Museum! The country's national museum turns 50 this year -- middle age for most of us, but quite young in museum years.

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