Art & Culture

Art galleries, exhibitions and reviews of the best art in Istanbul

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Manaf Halbouni - Home Game

Manaf Halbouni’s artistic practice is informed by a participatory approach that spans a wide range of media often incorporating objects and materials sourced...

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Istanbul's must-see museums

Hagia Sophia Museum

Hagia Sophia Museum

The Hagia Sophia is among Istanbul's most popular and iconic historic sites – and for good reason: its massive, transcendent interior is breathtaking and can...

Topkapı Palace Museum

Topkapı Palace Museum

Among the gems of the historic peninsula, the Topkapı Palace looms over the point where the Golden Horn and Marmara Sea meet. The palace was the primary...

Pera Museum

Pera Museum

Established in 2005, the Pera Museum takes its name from the original name for the Beyoğlu district and is housed in a handsome 19th century building. Known...

Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Set in the palatial Bosphorus mansion and former home of the late business tycoon Sakıp Sabancı, the Sakıp Sabancı Museum is one of the major privately owned...

The best art galleries in Istanbul

SALT Galata

SALT Galata

Designed in 1892 by the Frenchborn Levantine architect Alexandre Vallaury for Bank-ı Osmanî Şahane, the SALT Galata building is one of the most handsome...

Mixer

Mixer

Mixer discovers new talents in contemporary art and organises various events with the aim of making art accessible to all, as well as creating a space for...

Pilot

Pilot

PİLOT, whose current space was occupied by a night club in the 1970s, brings audiences together with local and international artists who have caught the pulse...

Dirimart Dolapdere

Dirimart Dolapdere

Dirimart first opened in its Nişantaşı location in 2002 with an exhibit organized by Komet in which 55 artists participated. Since then, Dirimart has regularly...

Ara Güler Musuem

Ara Güler Musuem

Having just opened in Bomontiada, the Ara Güler Museum features the iconic work of legendary Turkish-Armenian photographer Ara Güler, known as the 'eye of...

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