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Istanbul Modern, Istanbul

#6 of 103 in Museums in Istanbul
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Take some time to discover local and foreign painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, photographers, and creative videographers at Istanbul Modern. As Turkey's first modern art museum, its permanent collection strongly features contemporary art by Turkish painters. Art by non-Turkish painters and videographers is also displayed but is not as prominent. The museum has several temporary exhibits and hosts international art events throughout the year. Check the website for updated information on current exhibits and events. Start your trip to Istanbul by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • We spent hours in the place and had to leave without visiting all rooms and artifacs on display. The creativity of the young Turkish artists surprised us very positively.  more »
  • It has relocated to a temporary location for some reason. However, what is on display is not too impressive. It could be given a miss.  more »
  • 72TL per person. That’s about £9.00 per person. We have visited many modern art galleries in many cities in many countries. Wouldn’t recommended this one.  more »
  • Great place to visit, expensive, but has lots of fun for all ages.. Kids really enjoyed it. It is a full day activity. The jungle land is very boring and wast of many and time. The mall attached to it is big and well organized with a good food court.
  • Quite a small museum considering the high price for a ticket. Can easily see it all in an hour. If prioritizing art in Istanbul and only have a little bit of time I would recommend the National Painting Palace Museum over this.
  • Great exhibitions that are arranged very neatly. My favourite was the photography exhibition going on right now. The environment was very pleasing too. However, the staff there weren't very nice. Especially the counter staff who ignored us while we were intending to purchase tickets. Other than that, demanded us to pay very rudely, which was really uncalled for. Truly apalled.
  • Must visit. Well curated exhibition. From September till Nov 2019 featuring great modern and contemporary artworks.
  • Fantastic collections and very well arranged. I recommend using audio guides, despite of them being old and not very user friendly, as the audio-comments were very accurate and interesting. A must is you are in Istanbul.. and perfect for a rainy afternoon plan.

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