The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art has a global goal for collecting, preserving, displaying, and documenting modern and contemporary art, photography, design, architecture, new media, and cinema. It serves as a conduit for the exchange of Turkey's cultural identity with the international art world. It aids artists in their works as well as their endeavors to develop worldwide collaborations. Istanbul Modern offers education programs to art enthusiasts of all ages in order to make art more accessible to the general public.

Since its foundation in 2004, Istanbul Modern has hosted seven collection exhibitions that showcase the progression and transition of modern and contemporary art in Turkey, as well as the museum's worldwide focus. These shows revealed both the shifting dynamics of today's art world and the conceptual parallels of current approaches from diverse geographies through their chronological and thematic approaches. They also wanted to show how art has a universal essence that transcends borders, bringing together both historical and current works.


“In Pursuit Of The Present”

Istanbul Modern's collection show “In Pursuit of the Present” focuses on contemporary human problems. In historical, social, and personal contexts, the exhibit comprises works that investigate the interaction between humans and cities, nature, and their own selves and their physical environment. Furthermore, it reflects how new visual and aural stimuli that have evolved in the world today influence human emotions.

An Incredible Library

The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Library provides tourists and researchers with resources on modern and contemporary art. There are now 11,500 books in Turkish and foreign languages in the library, as well as subscriptions to 24 monthly titles. The library keeps its collection currently by obtaining books and catalogs issued by Turkish and international museums, art institutions, and galleries. Donations, exchanges, and collaboration are all used to make these purchases.

The Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul strives to develop a love of the arts in visitors from all walks of life and encourage active participation in the arts through its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. Istanbul Modern has temporary exhibition rooms, photography galleries, educational and social program spaces, library, cinema, café, and store and all offer a variety of cultural events.

Istanbul Modern and Museum of Modern art is one of the most beautiful and interesting place you could visit in Istanbul. If you are tired of visiting the historical and natural attractions in Istanbul, there are various alternatives for you to entertain yourself via art. There are tours of contemporary art places in Istanbul. If you are an art lover, this is not a chance to miss

Frequently Asked Question

How do I get to the Istanbul Modern and Museum of Modern Art?
You can take the M2 metro line and get off at Taksim or Sishane stops. The museum is 7-8 minutes of walk away from both metro stations.
What are the opening times of Istanbul Modern?
The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 10 am and 6 pm. However, on Sundays the museum is open between 11 am and 6 pm. Istanbul Modern is closed on Mondays.
Is Istanbul Modern closed?
Istanbul Modern is not closed but is at a temporary place due to renovations that are happening.
Does Istanbul Modern have a parking space?
No, unfortunately, Istanbul Modern does not have a paking spapce.
How much is the entrance fee for Istanbul Modern?
The entrance fee for the museum is 72 Turkish Liras for foreign visitors.