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“Nice modern art museum, oceanfront”

Istanbul Modern Museum
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Ranked #23 of 1,109 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: Yes
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 15 June 2014

If you have already visited all the main sites in Istanbul and you have some extra time, this is a good place to visit. It is 2 blocks away from the tram station. The entrance is not included in the museum pass (Muze pass). You can spend 1 hour visiting the exhibits. It is oceanfront so you have a great view from the terrace.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

This advertising line for the V&A came to mind when we visited Istanbul's Modern Art museum. It is currently in an area being "redeveloped", but once inside it has all the ambience of being a modern, bright gallery with installations and exhibits that will appeal to a wide variety of visitors. In particular there was a temporary exhibition of contemporary photographs that appealed to me which gave a fascinating insight into Turkish life. However it's location on the coast gave it fabulous views and the restaurant offered us one of the best presented meals we had in the city. We were lucky enough to have timed our visit with that of a tall ship which added further interest to the view. We travelled from Old Town by taxi and it was £10 TL each way. The tram also goes that way and sails through the terrible traffic, but for four people is actually more expensive (4x3TL)

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Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Good standard/long-term collection and good temporary/pop-up collections. Nice mix between paintings, pictures, film, and sculptures, etc

Thank Fatima K
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

I loved this art museum, and gained a better understanding of the development of Turkish art. The temporary exhibitions were great, including a photographic gallery which was contemporary and fascinating. The permanent collection is well worth a visit, and I also enjoyed some of the video installations. The café/restaurant serves good food, and you are rewarded with one of the best views in Istanbul .........until a cruise ship comes up to park next door!

Thank elisabeth-nick
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The contemporary art work on view was some of the best by European and Turkish artists. The museum space is open and airy. There were impressive videos and short films in various rooms throughout the galleries. The museum gives visitors to Istanbul a different perspective of the cultural scene of the city. There are certain picturesque windows that overlook the river.

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