İstanbul Modern

Top choice in Beyoğlu

Turkey, Istanbul Modern, Turkeys premier modern art gallery showcasing contemporary international art and photography.

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This lavishly funded and innovative museum has an extensive collection of Turkish art and also stages a constantly changing and uniformly excellent program of mixed-media exhibitions by high-profile local and international artists. Its permanent home is next to the Bosphorus in Tophane, but the massive Galataport redevelopment project currently under way has led to it temporarily relocating to this site in Beyoğlu. A move back to a new building in Tophane is expected some time in 2021.