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Elma | Elstein Galleries

Elma | Elstein Galleries

The Elstein Galleries are three expansive spaces designed to show works by artists from Israel and all over the world. Flexible lighting systems, modular designs, 750 square meters of exhibit space and complete climate control allow for the display of sculptures, paintings and installations of almost any size and style.

Located on the upper level of the main building and with a stunning view of the surrounding landscape, they are the very heart of our arts complex.

The three exhibition halls vary in nature and scale. With its dramatic landscape vistas, Elstein Gallery One encourages communion with the natural world outside. Elstein Gallery Two is a fully enclosed white space that focuses attention exclusively to the art on display. And Elstein Gallery Three is a smaller space aglow with natural light.
Our galleries’ design and capabilities make them among the finest spaces of their kind in the world. They offer an environment that effortlessly recedes into the background, allowing the art displayed within to speak to the viewer with both power and intimacy.

When I first visualized the Elma Arts Complex, I imagined an open-space museum, full of motion. I wanted the first impression it left on visitors to be of an art venue imbued with the contemporary spirit of our art. Therefore, the architects were asked to design spaces in line with this vision. There are three galleries in Elma, specifically designed for the presentation of visual art in all its variety. They are equipped with up-to-date video and electronic systems and a sophisticated lighting system, they may be divided to fit the changing needs of the works on view, and offer diverse modes of installation. In addition to the galleries, art is displayed in all the public areas within Elma, from the entrance hall via the large hallways, coffee shop and artist studios, to the first-floor corridors designed by Architect Yacov Rechter to be filled with natural, indirect light, which is perfect for the exhibition of art. All these spaces offer a variety of display modes for contemporary Israeli artists, both in visual and performance art, such as music, theater or dance. This is an apt expression of the cultural interdisciplinarity which is at the very heart of the Elma Arts Complex.
Lily Elstein
Founder, Elma Arts Complex
Elma Hotel – Luxury Hotel in Zichron Yaacov