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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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 »
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.
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