Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey’s first museum of modern art, was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus. Istanbul 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, Istanbul 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. In line with its goal of providing audiences with an alternative film screening platform, Istanbul Modern Cinema focuses on examples from history of world cinema and rising talents in Turkey. Its programs keep film enthusiasts informed on the latest developments in the art of filmmaking, avantgarde cinema and documentary films.