Founded in 2004 as Turkey's first museum of modern and contemporary art, Istanbul Modern is committed to sharing Turkey’s artistic creativity and cultural identity with art enthusiasts everywhere. To date, the museum has hosted 8 million 500 thousand visitors and provided free art education to 850 thousand children and young people.
Istanbul Modern's new building, situated at the museum's original location in Karaköy, is designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the mastermind of buildings for numerous international museums and art institutions, among them Centre Pompidou, Whitney Museum, Centro Botín, and Beyeler Foundation Museum.
Istanbul Modern’s new building will offer visitors various exhibition halls and all the conveniences and activities of the world's leading museums, including educational workshops, a cinema, library, design shop, event spaces, and a café and restaurant.
The editors of the New York Times have ranked Istanbul among the "52 places to go in 2023." The article, which features Istanbul Modern's new museum building, also mentionsthe city’s recently renovated historical buildings such as Feshane, the Yedikule Gasworks and Haliç Shipyard.
The article highlights the new building of Istanbul Modern, Turkey's first museum of modern and contemporary art, and mentions renownedartists from the museum’s collection, including Fahrelnissa Zeid and Erol Akyavaş.
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