Istanbul Modern Museum, 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 Museum. 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. Plan a trip to Istanbul easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • When we had our fill of ancient history, we headed to Istanbul Modern to see the exhibit "Artists in Their Time". It was a comprehensive and exciting exhibit. I love Anselm Kiefer and was happy to see...  more »
  • This is the third time we visit this museum. Due to its location (amazing Bosphorus view) and exhibits. This time something was amiss. Like to have been let go. From outside were projects and to enter had to laspwthoyme until the knee!! The bottom section with the impressive library was closed!! The restaurant empty even though the sight of unique. Little world in General, perhaps a result of anatolikostrofis of tourism in the city. Pity!
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  • It's hard to be in and out for the next construction. But it's always good, especially Sarah top collection. Also for families with children.
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  • This is one of the best museums in Istanbul. It is located in a really nice spot with a view of the sea. It has two floors. One is filled mostly with the permanent collection which includes a good variety of local artists. The other floor holds temporary exhibitions which vary in type and content. It is big enough the spend a few hours on a visit but not too big that you get lost and can’t see all of the artwork. There is a nice restaurant inside the museum as well. Also the museum shop usually has really cool design items. Definitely recommend visiting this museum if you’ve never been.
  • Istanbul Modern is TEMPORARILY CLOSED. The museum website reported thar they are leaving for a while due to the construction of the new museum building which hosted the museum for 14 years and welcomed over 7 million visitors. Istanbul Modern will continue its current activities in the temporary space in Beyoğlu until the new museum building planned to be completed in the near future, with the same enthusiasm. *** Up-to-date information on the new opening date can be found on the museum's website or on its social media accounts.
  • Best modern art museum in the city. May renew the showcases more often though. Great location, however there is an ongoing construction that has been done for quite some time. Don't know what that is all about. There is an open car park too.
  • Riverside museum with Turkish & international modern & contemporary art collections. Amazing place, modern building and picturesque views. Breathtaking artworks won't leave anyone indifferent.
  • İstanbul Modern, a.k.a. Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, (Turkish: İstanbul Modern Sanat Müzesi) is a museum of contemporary art in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey. Inaugurated on December 11, 2004, the museum focuses on artists from Turkey. Levent Çalıkoğlu is the Museum Director General, and Oya Eczacıbaşı serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors.
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