The museum is located in the historic "House of Authors," which was built in 1887 and was one of the first buildings in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood in Tel Aviv. The name "House of Authors" the building received because at the time before World War I it was used as housing for Hebrew authors, from Dvora Baron, Asher Barash, Yehuda Burla, Yosef Aharonovich and others. After the war the building became an ordinary residential building, and in the 1960's it was completely abandoned. Only in the 1990's did renovations take place here, in Tel Aviv's project to preserve buildings.
Today it happens often that exhibits here bring together the works of Nahum Gutman with the works of modern artists in Israel.