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:

 

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This is fabric on canvas!

 

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