The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey’s first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions, occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus and was founded in 2004
As part of its commitment to promoting its cultural identity in the international art world and sharing Turkey’s artistic creativity with wide audiences, Istanbul Modern hosts a broad array of interdisciplinary activities, to support this sharing admission is free on Thursdays for residents of Turkey.
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.
Museum does not limit itself to the display of artworks; it aims to fulfill an educational role as well. Both inside and outside of the Museum, they have instigated programs to acquaint the younger generation with the visual arts. Since the museum opened, hundreds of thousands of children and young people have benefited from their educational offerings.