Izmir Museum of History and Art, Izmir

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The İzmir Art and Sculpture Museum and Gallery is an art museum in İzmir, Turkey.
Established by the Turkish state in 1952 as the İzmir State Painting and Sculpture Museum, the museum was later moved from the Kültürpark to its present location on Atatürk Boulevard near the Konak pier. The small museum displays mostly 20th-century paintings and sculptures from Turkish artists, and has a substantial collection of works by Turgut Pura.
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  • Very good museum for visiting in the afternoon after lunch. Izmir is a bit understated when compared to Istanbul or Anatalya. This museum sets the record straight. It is large enough to clear the... 
    Very good museum for visiting in the afternoon after lunch. Izmir is a bit understated when compared to Istanbul or Anatalya. This museum sets the record straight. It is large enough to clear the...  more »
  • This museum has some priceless historic exhibits. The sculpture section is stunning, with examples from various ancient sites including Ephesus, Pergamon, Miletus as well as the agora in Izmir... 
    This museum has some priceless historic exhibits. The sculpture section is stunning, with examples from various ancient sites including Ephesus, Pergamon, Miletus as well as the agora in Izmir...  more »
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  • If you are in love with Greek and Roman sculptures, then this museum is a "must" for you. It's got some of the best preserved sculptures of Poseidon and Athena. It also has got some sculptures from before the Hellenistic era which shows you the progression of the art.
  • I visited the department of stone works and paintings sections. I was not able to visit the ceramics or precious works sections. Still, I found both the stone works and fine arts sections to be worth a visit. The stone works department contains works from the ancient agora of Izmir as well as other excavations surrounding Izmir including Metropolis and Aphrodisias (a nice complement to the extensive Aphrodiasis finds in the Istanbul Archeological museum). There are a few excellently preserved mosaics as well. The paintings are from the late Ottoman (Tanzimat) period and Turkish republican periods. The pamphlet provided was informative; however, the descriptions on the wall are in Turkish only and the works aren't dated, making for a bit more effort to understand the chronology/ context of the works. The entry price at time of writing was 17.5 TL for both.

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