Istanbul Modern art — the official title excludes ‘art.’ I went there today. It’s a 20 minute walk from our place. On the way I came across some sort of angry crowd scene. The cops had just arrived when I heard what sounded like 4 gunshots. I retreated and crossed the street. A security guard told me it was not gunshots so I went on. The museum is a bit hard to find. There are big signs on the street but only one with an arrow and it pointed down a lonely decrepit alley. I walked past, looking for a more official looking entrance but there weren’t any. I went down the alley and found the Museum.
I am glad I did. It is small but had an excellent exhibit, mostly of Turkish painters, some of them trained in Turkey, others in the US and Germany, Here are some photos of my favorites: