The Museum on the Seam is a small, private museum situated on the "seam line" between East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem, about a 10 minute walk from the Damascus gate. Formerly an architectural gem built by a well-to-do Palestinian family, the building served as an army post before 1967. The current museum, headed by Israeli artist Rafi Etgar, is a combination of bullet-ridden exterior walls, unusual indoor spaces and an amazing rooftop view. Exhibitions at the museum are always centered around a theme, presenting the best of contemporary art from all over the world in a truly inspirational fashion. The current exhibit is called "Flesh and Blood" - a thought provocative and excellent art display centered around the troublesome relationship between humans and animals. The musem thus carries on its mission of dealing with social and political issues through art, and that includes an ongoing invovement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the idea of co-existence.
In my view this is the best small museum for contemporary art in Israel, and although somewhat off the beaten tourist track, well worth a visit. The Jerusalem LIght Rail has a stop right in front of the museum and there are numerous other attractions within a few minutes walking distance.
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