Istanbul Modern Art Museum Turkey, Istanbul

Istanbul Modern Art Museum

İstanbul Modern, a.k.a. Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, is a museum of contemporary art in the Beyoğlu district of Istanbul, Turkey. Inaugurated on December 11, 2004, the museum features the work of Turkish artists. The director of the museum is Levent Çalıkoglu, and the chair of the board of directors is Oya Eczacıbaşı.

The museum is located on the Bosphorus in the Tophane neighborhood, in a converted warehouse that was repurposed by Tabanlıoğlu Architects.

İstanbul Modern conains exhibition space on two floors. Work from the museum's permanent collection, as well as a shop and restaurant, are located on the top floor, while temporary exhibitions are located on the lower floor, along with a cinema and arts library.

The permanent collection features work by Turkish painters from the late 19th through 21st centuries including Hoca Ali Riza (Landscape), Migurdic Givani (Istanbul), Nuri Iyem (Peasant Women), Hekmit Onat, Nurullah Berk, Burhan Dogançay (Muhtesem Cag), Nedim Gunsur, and Omer Uluc (1 Man,4 Women). It also includes work by non-Turkish artists, including Tony Cragg, Julian Opie, and Monica Bonvicini (Stairway to Hell). Contemporary video works include films by Hale Tenger Canan (Exemplary), and Sukran Moral (Bordello).

The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00–18:00, and Thursdays, 10:00–20:00. Admission is free for children under 12, members, and disabled visitors, and on Thursdays, admission is free to residents of Turkey.