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“Not just a museum or exhibition space. You can have a good time”

Istanbul Modern Museum
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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.
Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
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“Not just a museum or exhibition space. You can have a good time”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Eczacıbaşı family thanks to the contributions and hard-working curators, this Istanbul's first and only museum of Modern Art opened its doors in December 2004. A useful library, exhibition, photo gallery, sculpture courtyard, cinema, café and gift shop overlooking the Bosphorus with renovated old docks in Karaköy district, is home. This private museum of contemporary Turkish art on a lot of things you can find one, your idea may occur.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Different in a good way”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Istanbul Modern is not a huge museum but is always confronting and inspiring with its exhibitions. You can see not just west European but also many middle-eastern and eastern European originated modern art which is quite unusual and attractive to the eye. Well looked after Istanbulites are proud of their modern museum.

Visited March 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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“Great Installations!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The museum is quite big and it offers a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions. In Turkey artists are very happy to experiment with new techniques and media and in this museum the video installations are outstanding!

Amazing view from the Cafeteria (in which you can drink a very good cappuccino and some prosecco from Italy)!

Visited September 2013
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Manama, Bahrain
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“V Interesting !!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

V interesting experience.. Especially after visiting historical landmarks like Hagia sofia, blue mosque & Topkapi Museum..

I am not follower of modern art but loved the work there ...Actually it gives completeness to your Istanbul experience of visiting earlier places...just 15 min by taxi from Sultanahmet ...It is located exactly in the middle of Sultanahment & Ortakoy from where we took short Bosphorus tour at 14.50 so logistically also it worked out very well...

Restaurant annexed to museum is bit pricey but really good.. service is quite professional & quick... will recommend anytime...

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Worth a look”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Really interesting and varied works. A beautiful water front position; spacious and beautiful building. Particularly good video installations.

Visited July 2014
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