The Janco-dada Museum was built in Ein Hod in 1983, by a group of Marcel Janco’s friends, with the purpose of conserving the works and ideas of the only Dadaist living in Israel. The choice of Ein Hod as the most suitable site for the museum was not accidental. Janco conceived the idea of establishing the artists’ village, and brought along the first group of founders in 1953. The museum is a public association, run by a public board of directors, consisting of public figures. The activity in the museum combines educational-didactic elements with tourist attractions.
The museum displays a permanent exhibition of Marcel Janco’s works. Moreover, the museum holds about 20 changing exhibitions annually: in the galleries spaces; in the passages and other alternative spaces; and in the Pit – a real pit dug under the museum foundations, where changing video exhibitions take place. Most of the artistic work focuses on subjects related to modern avant-garde art, installations, video exhibitions and special projects. Most projects are accompanied by catalogues.
Unique stage productions and performances are also held at the museum, in its spaces and around them, in addition to hosting of concerts and performances, seminars and lectures.
The highlight in the recent years has been the museum’s activity in its youth wing, hosting thousands of visitors every year. It consists of various instruction programs, suitable for different age groups and for populations with special needs. Instructions combine activities with guided tour of the exhibitions; Madelaine’s Story, dramatized tour around the village; Zura li, children’s performance in Marcel Janco’s exhibition; visit and games in the village; and creative workshops in collaboration with the village artists.
At the same time, the museum has a program of studies for teaching personnel. Its unique activity center the Ma’abadada (Dadalab), completes the activity combining Dadaist ideas and contemporary art by focusing on didactic solutions.
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