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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Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art reviews
Decent modern art museum. Once of the places I like come by when I visit Istanbul. After you pay for the ticket, you get the change to leave your stuff in an open closet supervised by the staff. If.... more
Decent modern art museum. Once of the places I like come by when I visit Istanbul. After you pay for the ticket, you get the change to leave your stuff in an open closet supervised by the staff. If.... more »
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 »
A genuine surprise as we were walking towards the Besiktas (Vodafone) stadium. The enormous cruise ship - equivalent to the size of the QE - initially drew our attention. In order to get through the main square and into the Modern Istanbul complex, we had to pass security through their metal detector and screening checks. It's essentially a Western style shopping centre or mall. All the big brands you'd expect to see in a Birmingham or London shopping centre. It's fused with Turkish restaurants, confectionery stores and a train station inside. There were several levels to the shopping complex. We didn't visit the clothing stores but we did visit Hafiz Mustafa and loved the scenic view of people dining outdoors. It was evident that a certain category of people shop and leisure here hence the security and barricades.
I like this museum but one floor was closed when we were there. The quality and the choice of artwork is perfect and gives a nice perspective of the birth of modern art in Turkey. This building is a temporary one waiting the real big museum opens its door in Galataport area in a few weeks. I think every visitor in Istanbul and also the local art lovers should definitely quit this museum. The price is quite high for non Turkish - yes they discriminate the tourists - for the low number of art work you can currently see.
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