Akbank Art

Akbank Art information

Location
Istanbul , Turkey
Address
İstiklal Caddesi 8
Telephone
+90 212 252 3500
Getting there
Metro: Taksim
More information
www.akbanksanat.com
Opening hours
10.30am-7.30pm Tue-Sat
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Turkey's big banks and philanthropic trusts vie to be seen as the greatest sponsor of the arts. İstiklal is a showcase for their generosity, and with this venue Akbank joins ARTER in offering a stage for the city's thriving arts scene. It has an art gallery, performance hall, dance studio and arts library.

The centre is the venue for the Akbank-sponsored İstanbul Jazz and Short Film Festivals as well as for performances by the Akbank Chamber Orchestra. It also publishes the Contemporary Art Map İstanbul, a handy bi-monthly guide to art events around town. This is available at cafes, design shops and galleries, or online through its website.