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.
Istanbul Modern reviews
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 »
It has relocated to a temporary location for some reason. However, what is on display is not too impressive. It could be given a miss. 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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