‘Istanbul Museum of Painting, Sculpture’ unfurls 150 years of art history

Primbondh/ November 12, 2022/ history of arts

One of Türkiye’s greatest and encompassing museums, the Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture, welcomes thousands of visitors, offering a journey through the 150-year history of Turkish painting and sculpture.

Opened in September with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the museum has approximately 12,000 works of art in its collection including paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, icons and one installation, and will be permanently open for art goers. It was opened as Türkiye’s first fine arts museum in 1937 in the Apartment of the Heir Apparent at Dolmabahçe Palace by the orders of the republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, with affiliation to the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts, today’s Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University President Handan Inci pose with Osman Hamdi Bey’s “Woman with Mimosas” during the opening of the Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul, Türkiye, Oct.

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