Founded in 2004 as Turkey’s first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions, İstanbul Museum of Modern Art’s mission is to promote on both the national and international levels Turkey’s creative potential in modern and contemporary art and to introduce art to a wider audience through its educational programs.
Hosting a wide array of interdisciplinary activities ranging from contemporary art exhibitions and film screenings to video and educational programs İstanbul Modern has welcomed over 4.5 million visitors since its founding.
Through the successful projects it has realized in a short time, İstanbul Modern has made its mark on the international art world and received the President’s Culture and Art Grand Award for 2010 and a Special Commendation from the European Museum Forum in 2009.
İstanbul Modern is a non-profit cultural institution that carries out all its activities and services thanks to the support chiefly of private companies and also of individuals and local governments. Any contribution to İstanbul Modern on your behalf will play an important role in promoting our collection, exhibitions, and educational and activity programs and in introducing them to a wider audience.