Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
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Istanbul Modern was founded in 2004 as Turkey’s first museum of modern and contemporary art. Committed to sharing Turkey’s artistic creativity and cultural identity with the local and international art worlds, the museum hosts a broad array of interdisciplinary activities. Istanbul Modern embraces…
Istanbul Modern Art Museum or shortly Istanbul Modern is Turkey's first modern art museum.
Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum has international & local art. It's a must see in Istanbul.
The definitive modern art gallery in Turkey! Alongside cutting-edge exhibitions, there are photography and video-art galleries, a new media space, library and arthouse cinema.
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