As part of its commitment to sharing Turkey’s artistic creativity with wide audiences and promoting its cultural identity on the international art scene, the İstanbul Museum of Modern Art hosts a number of interdisciplinary activities.
The Museum embraces a global vision to collect, document, preserve and exhibit creative works of modern and contemporary art and make them accessible to art lovers.
Founded in 2004, İstanbul Modern was the first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions in Turkey and it occupies a large site on the shores of the Bosphorus, encompassing 8,000 square meters.
The Museum offers a wide array of services in a multifaceted venue, including permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, photography gallery, library, cinema center, café and a design store. In addition, the Museum also offers video, educational and social programs.
The Museum’s collections, exhibitions and educational programs are designed to accomplish 2 important goals among visitors of all ages and from every segment of society:
• to foster appreciation for the arts, and
• to stimulate active engagement in the arts.