The Michael Hittleman Gallery - Fine Israeli Art was established in 1976. The purpose was to exhibit a broad range of Israeli fine art ranging from the early pioneers to the leading avant-garde artists. The gallery exhibits the popular as well as the critically acclaimed. As part of an educational mission the gallery maintains a library of books, catalogues, articles and auction records of Israeli art. Michael Hittleman, the gallery's owner/director, lectures and writes on Israeli art history.