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U.S. Patron Underwrites Construction of $200,000 Art Center in Israel

June 14, 1956
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Princess Helena Rubinstein Gourielli, art patron and collector, has underwritten the construction of a new Pavilion of Art in Tel Aviv dedicated to the development of modern Israeli artists and sculptors. Samuel Rubin, president of the American Fund for Israel Institutions, announced today that the Pavilion, estimated to cost $200,000, will be devoted principally to fostering “the abundant talents of the younger generation of Israelis, the ‘sabras,’ whose creative energies are developing new horizons of art and culture.”

Consul General of Israel Semah Cecil Hyman expressed the gratitude of his government to Princess Gourielli and explained the vital role that art museums and art exhibitions play in Israel, “not only as an educational medium for artists and the art public, but as a graphic means of integrating refugees into the life of the country and breaking down the language barriers that exist among our people who come from nations all over the world.”

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