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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013 11:35 am

Run on

Israel will host a selection of unique marathons and running competitions for athletes of all levels in early 2014, including the Jerusalem International Marathon on March 21 and the Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon on Feb. 28. Other events include the Sea of Galilee’s International Tiberias Marathon on Jan. 10; Israman and Ironman competition in Eilat, Jan. 17; and the Dead Sea’s Ein Gedi Experience half marathon, Feb. 7-8.

Now showing

A new series of exhibitions, entitled “4 x 4: Four Exhibitions, Four Months,” is on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem through April 2014. The series includes four different showcases of contemporary art, including: “Collecting Dust,” featuring 45 works by contemporary Israeli artists; a showcase of works by Israeli artist Gideon Gechtman; “Out of Body: Fragmentation in Art,” featuring 200 works of art within the subject of human body parts; and “Squeeze: Video works by Mika Rottenberg.” 

A new exhibition showcasing a collection of contemporary wedding gowns inspired by Jewish communities around the world is on display through February 2014 at the Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv. The exhibition boasts 13 different wedding gowns with handmade embroidery created by recent graduates from Israel’s Shenkar School of Art alongside preliminary sketches of each piece.

A new exhibition showcasing works by French-American artist Marcel Duchamp, entitled “100 Years of Readymade,” is on display at the Haifa Museum of Art through Feb. 9. The exhibition traces Duchamp’s legacy and his influence on the work of the 37 assembled Israeli and international artists in the realm of “readymade” art, including sculptures, “found items” and consumer products.

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