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Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi | Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Antrepo No: 4, Istanbul 34433 , Turkey
Phone Number: (90-212) 334 7300
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Temporary and permanent exhibition halls, photography gallery, cinema...
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.
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Fantastic place

Lots of good stuff here, even if you dont know much about modern art, and I know nothing it is a great exibition with lots of cool videos to watch. This was my favourite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Lots of good stuff here, even if you dont know much about modern art, and I know nothing it is a great exibition with lots of cool videos to watch. This was my favourite attraction in Istanbul

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I highly recommend the Istanbul Modern Museum. It has a fantastic permanent collection showing Turkish artists. There are also a range of temporary exhibitions on display. The Turkish Film Festival was also on while I visited. I was very impressed by the galleries and the view over the Bosphorus is beautiful.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Istanbul Modern is difficult to access - down a roadway into a parking lot! But once there - wow! The building is gorgeous with sweeping Bosphorous views. I was lucky to see an exhibit tracing the history of art from the 1920's to present. While I know lots about contemporary art, I was not familiar with the Turkey experience.... More 

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Athens Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A car is useful to get here and the museum is not an architectural wonder, but offers great views of the Bosphorus with a quiet and friendly and large brunch restaurant on top overlooking River. Go for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Istanbul Modern is a large contemporary art gallery in a warehouse on the Bosphorous. Apart form the pretentious artist descriptions it is one of the most accessible art galleries i have ever visited. Young children , teens, families and artists mingled in a busy but comfortable environment. Large main gallery with permanent collection of modern artists- look out for Julian... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My daughter and I visited around noon. No lines. Nicely surprised at the quality of the museum. It contains a nice array of contemporary art?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As true to its name the modern art around the place is filled with unique and intriguing displays and well spread out over a clean and smooth layout and well lit too. The collection is spread about two floors and offers great visual experience. Since every eyes and sense react differently to modern art, the aesthetic appeal of the place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The photography of Magnum was excellent, a must see for contemporary photo and modern history enthusiasts. The permanent collection has a somewhat chaotic set up. Not many big names. It is hard to separate the important pieces from the rest. Ladies: bring a purse, not a backpack.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

After soaking up with all the history and everything from the old world has to offer, it is simply amazing to see the museum and seeing that the culture and art of the city is still alive with young talents. The Quality of work is definitely world class and I'm pleasantly surprise to learn more about great artist here. Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have been to Tate and MoMA and their likes in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris etc. Still this was a really great experience. Both the work on exhibiltion and the layout of the museum was a pleasant surprise. Will definetely go back next time.

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