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“Modern Museum in an ancient city”

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.
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
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“Modern Museum in an ancient city”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Excellent , spent whole day and could have been there longer. See new exhibit set up 7 November 2012. Cafe, overlooking the Sea, good place for break and delicious soups and salads

Visited November 2012
Thank Momkatz
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Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
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“Go for the biennial if you can.”
Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

The permanent collection has some very nice pieces, particularly the almost-hidden portrait section along the windowed wall. We really liked a lot of the work displayed in the biennial. The entire exhibit felt almost like a haunted warehouse and smelled eerily like roses...

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

One of the best modern art galleries I've been to in a while! Information panels are extraordinarily detailed for every panel. They had an exhibit charting the development of Turkish modern art which was really great. One pointer- entrance on Thursday is free for Turkish residents only. A highlight of my trip to Istanbul- don't miss it!

Visited October 2012
Thank Tamishta H
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london england
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“a lovely space - great art”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

delightfully uncrowded with some really interesting pieces. eclectic collection. really short walk from T1 tram. great shop!

Visited November 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

It is a really nice museum. Nice area, nice restaurant, nice store and of course really good museum. If you come on right time you can visit great exhibitions.

Visited December 2011
Thank berdemli
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