About

The Associates is a group of young supporters in their 20s and 30s who share an interest in art and a commitment to Israel. Members enjoy a varied calendar of art programming throughout the year, including private collection visits, artist studio visits, curator-led exhibition tours, as well as trips, both nationally and internationally.

Contributions generated by the Associates are allocated for children’s activities at the Israel Museum’s Ruth Youth Wing.

Associates Co-Chairs
Michael Givner
Sharon Merzbacher

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Upcoming Events 2022

September
Fall for Art reception at the home of Robin and Jeffrey Kaplan
October
Shabbat dinner at the home of Julie and Louis Perlman
November
Studio visit (artist TBD)
December
Holiday Party at the Chelsea studio of Jojo Anavim


Benefits of Membership

• Exclusive members-only programming throughout the year in the tri-state area, including private collection visits, artist studio visits, Shabbat dinners, and curator-led tours at museums, galleries and auction houses
•  Art-themed trips; past destinations have included Tel Aviv, Toronto, London and Chicago
•  Complimentary admission to select NYC art fairs
•  Invitations to partner events 
•  Junior ticket pricing to AFIM benefit galas
•  Free admission to The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, for you and a guest (please call the AFIM office in advance to arrange)
•  Subscription to The Israel Museum magazine
•  Invitation to The Israel Museum’s annual International Council meeting of supporters in Jerusalem every June


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Select Past Events

Visits to the studios of artists Marilyn Minter, Hank Willis Thomas, Fred Tomaselli, Will Cotton, and Daniel Arsham
Receptions in the homes of collectors Basya & Andrew Lowinger, Shelley & Gilbert Harrison, Nancy & Joe Chetrit, Rachel & Jean-Pierre Lehmann, and Amy Gold & Brett Gorvy
Upstate Art Day in Dutchess County with a curator-led tour at Wassaic Art Project and visits to the collections of Ruth Lloyds & Bil Ehrlich and Debbie & Gerry Davis
Weekend in Chicago, including visits to the collections of Marilyn & Larry Fields and Gael Neeson & Stefan Edlis, dinner at Soho House hosted by Christie’s, and a private tour of Theaster Gates’s Rebuild Foundation
Harlem Art Day, including a visit to the studio of Ghada Amer, curator-led tour of the Studio Museum, and lunch at Red Rooster
Private curator-led tours at Sotheby’s, Gagosian Gallery, Pioneer Works, and MoMA