Moshe Castel, Biography

The Moshe Castel Museum of Art in Ma’ale Adummim is located atop a beautiful mountainous community, minutes from Jerusalem. From its balcony, visitors from around the globe experience spectacular views of the Judean desert, with “golden” views of Jerusalem as it lights up by night.

The museum’s open-architectural design* welcomes thousands of visitors annually featuring the acclaimed works of the Jewish artist Moshe Castel (1909-1991).

Castel was a close friend to Marc Chagall, the world-renowned Jewish wall-mural artist. Castel’s work is often compared to the colors and feelings portrayed by Chagall.

Here are some other locations where his work has been exhibited worldwide:

The Tate Gallery, London
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston-Texas
Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Art Museum Berkeley University, California
Brandeis University, Boston
Smith College Museum, Northampton, Mass
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Museum of the Vatican, Rome
U.S. Steel, Pittsburg
Wolfson at the Weizman
Institute Baltimore Museum of Art
John Hopkins University, Baltimore
San Francisco Museum of Art
American Public Insurance Company, Des Moines
The Knesset House of Parliament, Jerusalem
Fairleigh Dickinson Fine Arts Museum, NJ
Rehovot House of Sir Isaac and Lady Edith
Temple B’nai Shalom, Rockville Center, New York
Temple Emanu-El, Providence, Rhode Island
The Dropsie College, Philadelphia
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Temple Beth-El of Great Neck, New York
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Art Museum, Conn

The museum opened in February 2010. Many of Castel’s works are in private collections around the world as well as permanently displayed in the home of Israel’s President, at The Israeli Knesset, and at the famous Museum of Modern Art in
New York.