The İstanbul Museum of
Modern Art, Turkey’s first private museum to organize modern and contemporary
art exhibitions, was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on
the shores of the Bosphorus.
İstanbul Modern embraces a
global vision to collect, preserve, exhibit and document works of modern and
contemporary art and make them accessible to art lovers.
As part of its commitment
to sharing Turkey’s artistic creativity with wide audiences and promoting its
cultural identity in the international art world, İstanbul Modern hosts a broad
array of interdisciplinary activities.
Apart from permanent and
temporary exhibition galleries, a photography gallery, and spaces for
educational and social programs, the museum offers a cinema, restaurant, design
store and an extensive library.