|0n the road to Haifa lies Ein Hod, an artists' village
on a hill, at the foot of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean coast,
the town of Atlit, and an ancient 12th century crusadors' fortress. After
the War of Independence, the area was abandoned and left in ruin. In the
fifties, a group of artists led by the acclaimed Dada artist Marcel Janco,
decided that Ein Hod would be a place where they could work, build studios
and workshops, and form a creative environment for art and art education.
The founders' dream ran into the harsh reality of those days. But perseverance
and vision, gradually transformed Ein Hod into the only artists' village
in Israel, one of the few in the world, where artists live and create in
every artistic media from the visual arts, to theatre, music and literature.
|The village has a wide range of cultural resources. The
Ein Hod Art Gallery, the Janco-Dada Museum and the Artists'
House, Artist' Studios are supplemented by a variety of exhibitions
and artistic activity throughout the village. The Gertrude Krause House,
sponsors bi-weekly chamber music concerts and guest lectures. During the
summer months performances of popular music and light entertainment take
place in the Roman-style outdoor amphitheater. To complete the setting,
an old-country style restaurant in the center of the village serves
as a place for social gathering and merriment.
||The Artist Gallery of Ein-Hod
The Largest Gallery in Israel.
The Ein Hod Art Gallery exhibits art work of all the member artists living in the village, who have been approved by the local jury. Painting and sculpture, ranging from contemporary to early Israeli artists, share space with the various craft media. Works on paper, photography, ceramics, gold and silver jewelry, glass and metal design objects make the gallery one of the largest collections of Israeli art in the country. One can find works by the first generation (works of historical value), hanging alongside young contemporary artists, only recently accepted to the village.
Ein Hod is characterized by the special setting of a village
sitting on a hillside, the view of the Mediterranean Sea where Baroque
sunsets end each day. Surrounded by the country and Olive groves. Despite
lack of funds and development resources, the village has managed to preserve
its original, historic nature and the romantic and simple charm of Israel
in its first years of independence. Very few places in Israel have managed
to retain the authentic quality of the Mediterranean. One can still discern
In the old structures the many textures and architectural forms of earlier
occupants from the Christian Crusades to the Turkish Empire. The roads
and by-ways, a mixture of ancient and modern, all add to a very special
atmosphere. Yet, perhaps it is the landscape, the vegetation and the view,
which make this place so unique and exciting. A natural Mediterranean
fruit-tree gardens of olive, pomegranate, almond, grape and carob
all embraced by gentle vines. Ein Hod has remained a nature reserve, preserving
the biblical flora of ancient Israel a perfect environment for the creative
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|Ein Hod Gallery
Ein-Hod Artist' village
Hof Hacarmel 30890 Israel.
|Gallery opening hours:
Sunday-Tursday ...9.30am to 5.00pm
Friday ..................9.30am to 4.00pm
Saturday ...............9.30am to 5.00pm
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