The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art,
Turkey's first private museum to organize modern and contemporary
art exhibitions, 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.