Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
The Istanbul Modern, also known as the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art (İstanbul Modern Sanat Müzesi), is a Turkish privately-owned museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
The museum, opened in 2004, is housed in a former warehouse located on the Bosphorus waterfront in Istanbul. In 2022, the museum will move to a new building designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano.
The collection of the museum features artworks, dating from early 20th century to present day, by both Turkish and international artists, including Avni Arbaş, Taner Ceylan, Adnan Çoker, Tony Cragg, Osman Dinç, Olafur Eliasson, Tayfun Erdoğmuş, Mustafa Horasan, Ekrem Yalçındağm, Yoko Ono, Ahmet Oran,William Kentridge, Tomás Saraceno, Gülay Semercioğlu, Fatma Tülin and Bill Viola. The museum also has an interesting photography collection.
Along with the permanent exhibition, arranged chronologically, the Istanbul Modern regularly hosts from two to three temporary exhibitions each year and also offers a diverse program of educational activities, guided tours, social projects, art workshops for children, special events, and screenings.
The Museum also includes a specialized library, a cinema, a shop, and a restaurant with a panoramic terrace. The Istanbul Modern museum is fully accessible to physically-impaired people.
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