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Istanbul Modern Museum
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Ranked #24 of 1,105 things to do in Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Temporary and permanent exhibition halls, photography gallery, cinema hall, video art area and new media art area make up the platform that presents diverse forms of art that can be experienced at Istanbul Modern in addition to an arts library, a shop that combines design with art and its cafe and restaurant that offers its visitors a fantastic view of Istanbul.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Not quit what Istanbul is renowned for this was a bit of a change from all the classic sites. The museum is cozy, easy to cover in 2 hrs, and well designed. We liked a lot the selection of local modern art pieces and some of the videos that depicted rural life in the region. There was also a fantastic photo exhibit about Istanbul modern politics in contrast with its conservative roots. The building external views are not memorable and the access from the main road could definitely use a face lift BUT take some time to enjoy the cafeteria overlooking the Bosphorus.... just mesmerizing!

Thank Dave P
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We came by chance due to some rain, and were very impressed by the great selection of paintings and oeuvres, including Video installations that I usually to not like that much, the interior itself, it's worth visiting Istanbul Modern!

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This really is a fantastic collection of modern art which warrants at least half a day of exploring. Most (if not all) works are by Turkish artists and there are some fascinating and inspiring pieces to contemplate.
I would say that a visit here makes a nice contrast in an itinerary heavy with historical sights, as most short trips to Istanbul are, so definitely come here to see another side of this multi-faceted city.

Thank The_HSS
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I am so glad I made the effort to walk to this museum. I spent at least 4 hours exploring and absorbing the modern art. There was a real range from painting, photography, 3-d sculpture and performance art (film). I particularly like the art work reflecting the artists thoughts and explorations of Turkey and the journey it has made and is making. The historic influence of this wonderfully exciting and evocative country is being made a theme for some of the art. This was highly interesting to the outsider. I was there alone so could fully indulge my interest in the whole aspects of the museum. I was glad I had not missed it. The café afterwards served some lovely food and with such a view it was the perfect end to the perfect visit. Thank you Istanbul Modern.

Thank Glynis B
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

A lot of effort has been put into this museum and it shows. The exhibitions are varied and worth checking out. Also some nice views from the balcony.

Thank serbio
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