The most recent addition to the city's fine range of museums, the Istanbul Modern concentrates on Turkish artists, although their collection does include examples from many other countries. Their special exhibition program is especially strong, including outdoor instillations and an excellent series of modern Turkish cinema. Guided tours, on Tuesday and Sunday, are a great way to get familiar with the museum and the Turkish art scene, or you can rent an audio guide. There's even a restaurant with a beautiful view of the Golden Horn.
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