Turkey’s first
contemporary art

Elgiz Museum

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Why locals love it

The Elgiz family opened this museum in 2001 to promote contemporary art in Turkey and provide a space for emerging artists to exhibit their work. It’s open to the public and free of charge.

Why you should visit it

It houses the Elgiz family collection, which includes many important works by acclaimed Turkish and foreign artists such as Ömer Uluç, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Abdurrahman Öztoprak, Tracey Emin, Jan Fabre, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, Sol LeWitt, Peter Halley, Paul McCarthy, Robert Rauschenberg and Doug Aitken.

Special tip

Appointments are required for Tuesday visits.

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