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Doğançay Museum, Istanbul

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Housed in a historic five-story home more than 150 years old, you'll find Doğançay Museum, Turkey's first modern art museum. Since opening its doors in 2004, the museum has predominantly showcased the work of its namesake, Burhan Doğançay, and his father Adil. The museum also hosts an annual art competition for elementary school children to promote art education. Doğançay's obsession with the concept of urban walls echoes throughout the museum through colorful abstract paintings accompanied by some photographs. His father's work consists of impressionistic scapes done with oil on canvas. Knowledgeable guides take visitors through the museum's floors and lend insight to the displayed work. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Doğançay Museum by using our Istanbul itinerary planner.
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  • It is hidden in one of many streets in Beyoglu. Even though it's really small, it includes the artist's various photographs shot around the world. The series on Brooklyn Bridge for my taste was more i...  more »
  • The museum is located in central Beyoglu, but in a street where you normally never pass. When I've visited the place there was the exihibition of "Burhan Doğançay as Photographer" which was quite impr...  more »
  • If you are interested with modern art you must see this museum (gallery). I am visiting this place when i find any time to refresh my sprit. I even had a chance to meet with Mr Dogancay once when he w...  more »