MoBY- Museums of Bat Yam is a complex of three museums: Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art, Ryback House and the House of Yiddish writer Sholem Asch.
6 employees+ 4 maintanance supervisors. Main source of funding: Bat Yam municipality.
Yearly budget estimate $350,000.
We organize exhibitions and a public program and offer a wide range of education and social abd political engagement activities for the local community.
MoBY [Museums of Bat Yam] is a complex of three museums, offering a wide platform for cultural research, theory, and criticism. We promote experimental approaches to art, curatorial practice and education, initiate exchanges with peer institutions, and cater to various local communities. Over the past three years, the new managing staff has set up a unique agenda of international exhibitions, public programs and academic conferences accompanied by researched catalogues and other publications.
Examples: November 2011- The exhibition "What is the Political" strives to create a polyphonic public reflection by artists and theoreticians in various fields, on the question of what is the political and how its mechanisms of representation and repertoire of images operate.
March 2011: Inter-cultural Street Art project. In cooperation with the Arab-Jewish community Center in Jaffa for Jewish and Arab kids from the neighboring cities: Bat Yam and Jaffa. The main goal of the project is to expose the children to alternative historical narratives, to initiate dialogue, to encourage tolerance, and to give the tools to express themselves through art.