Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul

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Take some time to discover local and foreign painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, photographers, and creative videographers at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. 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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  • Very small collection - not worth 95 lira. You can see it all in 30 minutes. Woman at the ticket counter was rude. 
    Very small collection - not worth 95 lira. You can see it all in 30 minutes. Woman at the ticket counter was rude.  more »
  • I first went to this place back in 2017 and I wanted to do a quick urbansketching with watercolors while I was inspired, they almost kicked me out! I asked why they said you can only use dry pens for....  more
    I first went to this place back in 2017 and I wanted to do a quick urbansketching with watercolors while I was inspired, they almost kicked me out! I asked why they said you can only use dry pens for....  more »
  • 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. 
    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 »
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  • Temporary moved to the new building. Exhibition is much smaller than was before
  • Conveniently located from the Sishane metro station and midst of tourist hub. Only floor 2 and 3 exhibits were open for visitors. On Thursdays the Turkish residents are exempt from entry fee. There is a museum shop on ground floor. The exhibits on floor 3 are mostly paintings by Turkish artists. Floor 2 has exhibits mix of photography, video projection, movies and paintings. Kids aged 5 and 11 with us got bored.
  • This is where I got to understand art.. I was able to immerse myself into the art pieces and really dig deep into what the artists portrayed.. and for the first time ever, I was able to understand art! They have quite distinctive pieces including audiovisual clips. The memory of my visit will stay with me for the rest of my life.
  • Never have I come across such a powerful display of art. I am no artist, but the descriptions provided such depth to the work that it is unmatched by many art exhibits around the world. The best part about it is that its only 3 floors and is easily covered in 45 minutes.
  • Not recommend at all. Basically because of the people who work there showing not respect at all for a pregnant woman who and difficulties breathing and she wasn't able to wear the mask fully. And they call themselves museum of modern art... They should rename the museum and call it ancient.

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