On the Seam – Socio-political contemporary art museum
On the Seam is a unique boutique museum which exhibits the finest art from Israel and abroad by leading contemporary artists, and discusses social, gender-oriented, ethnic and geographical issues, while emphasizing what connects us rather than what keeps us apart.
Past exhibitions at the Museum, which was described by the National Geographic as "a fascinating and unique museum", have dealt with themes of human rights, animal rights, ecology and sustainability, and the place of the individual, among others, in modern world.
The Museum, which was selected by the CNN as "one of Israel's 10 best museums", is located in a beautiful neo-classical building, built in 1932. During the years Jerusalem was divided (1948-1967), the house was turned into an Israeli military outpost situated on the border between Israel and Jordan, and was the only passage between the two parts of the divided city. During the battles of the 1967 war, the house suffered hits from shells and bullets that are apparent to this day.
Washington University's website stated: "This is one of the best museums in the world. The most intense active square meter to art ratio you will ever find." Located only five minutes' walk from Mea Shearim and the Old City, the Museum's rooftop holds one of Jerusalem's most magnificent views, a coffee shop, art books and the Jerusalemite atmosphere.