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Istanbul Modern Museum

Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi | Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Antrepo No: 4, Istanbul 34433 , Turkey
(90-212) 334 7300
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Ranked #20 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Temporary and permanent exhibition halls, photography gallery, cinema...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest in contemporary art this is a must see when you visit Istanbul. A great space with wonderful views over the Bosphorous. Also contains an interesting area dedicated to the history of turkish cinema.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This art space is fairly small, but has some amazing works in it. Right down by the river, it is a great place to visit, check out the art, and then go for a stroll afterwards. Worth the stop.

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Oregon
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I found the current exhibit on istanbuluans love of cinema to be unique and in many ways parallel Pamuk's Museum of Innocence. The modern art is excellent and shows the creative side of when east meets west.

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Yes ... we confess. My wife and I didn't come here for the art. We came here for the food and wine! My wife had been bragging to me about how she and her family had come here for the food and wine before. So during our honeymoon, and because we both love Istanbul, we weren't going to miss the... More 

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NYC
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34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Istanbul Modern Museum occupies a long two-story space with frontage directly on the Bosporus, and features the work of local contemporary artists, in what seems to be a burgeoning art scene. There is a very handsome restaurant cafe in the museum, with excellent views of the historic center of Istanbul, and further afield, to the Anatolian side.

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nice and diverse collection of mostly Turkish modern art housed in a recently renovated warehouse on the seashore. Good place to spend the afternoon.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Excellent museum of art. An opportunity to get to know younger Turkish artists. Excellent location. Tate-like look and feel. Great shop with many original objects you can not possibly find elsewhere.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Several days ago,I vısıted thıs art museum.Granted the Turkısh paınters were less ınnovatıve than the French and Amerıcan paınters ın the late 19th and early 20th Çentury,nevertheless I stıll appreçıated the fıne paıntıngs that I saw by suçh Turkısh paınters as:Mıgurdıç Gıvanıan("Istanbul"),Nedır Gunsur("Mıner"),and Haça Al Rıza("Landsçape").I also lıked the fıne Çontemporary vıdeos,I saw by Çanan("Exemplary") and Sukran Moral("Bordello"),among others.I also... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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53 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We spent a few hours here looking at a variety of exhibits. One of the exhibits dealt with the treatment of minorities in Turkey; another with art that incorporated sound and music. There is a nice place to eat here that looks out over the Bosphorus.

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Northern Virginia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Istanbul's historic sites will always take center stage, but the Modern Art Museum is refreshing after looking at all the antiquities. I'm no art expert, but the collection is fun to view and provides an interesting take on the people and artists of modern day Turkey. The building itself is architecturally progressive, and its location on the Bosphorous offers gorgeous... More 

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