Temporary Exhibitions
Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan

Impossible Homecoming

April 6 - August 8, 2021

Impossible Homecoming is a retrospective exhibition of Etel Adnan, the Lebanese-born artist, activist, and poet whose life spanned nearly a century.  

A Question of Taste

A Question of Taste

February 23 - June 6, 2021

A Question of Taste is a group exhibition that deals with kitsch, a concept whose meaning has shifted since the 19th century, and the intimate relationship this concept has established with today's visual culture as well as its critical role in shaping taste.

Collection Exhibitions
Intersecting Worlds

Intersecting Worlds

Ambassadors and Painters

Since its earlier periods, The Ottoman Empire has established intense relations with European states. Urged by curiosity and a certain degree of fear at times, the West's efforts, on the other hand, to be acquainted with and understand this government of immense military power and source of political authority, emerged as a political exigency. 

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

The Adventure of Coffee in Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics

Discovered in Ethiopia as the “magic fruit,” and reaching the land of the Ottomans through Yemen in the 15th century, coffee soon assumed its place as a prestigious beverage in the palace and wealthy households. 

Osman Hamdi Bey

Osman Hamdi Bey

The life and art of Osman Hamdi Bey through his works in the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Collection

An Ottoman intellectual raised by the Tanzimat Era… An exceptional personality, who made substantial, diversified and lifelong contributions to various fields of culture and arts such as painting, archaeology, museology, and art education...