‘Cecil Beaton: Portraits’ with Merih Akoğul

Guided Tour

May 28, 2015 / 19:00

In this tour, organized in the context of the exhibition Cecil Beaton: Portraits, writer and photographer Merih Akoğul discusses Beaton’s place in the tradition of portrait photography. Having carried this genre to a different level with his intuitive approach and unique style, leading 20th-century photographer Beaton is presented through the portraits he captured of actors, writers, artists, politicians, and royal family members.

Admission: 30 TL
(Free for Friends of the Museum)

Please email peradostu@peramuzesi.org.tr to book your place. Please note that the tour language is Turkish.

Temporary Exhibition

Cecil Beaton

One of the most significant and multi-faceted photographers of the 20th century, Cecil Beaton’s (1904-1980) captivating portraits were exhibited for the first time in Turkey at Pera Museum.

Cecil Beaton

Transition to Sculpture

Transition to Sculpture

If Manolo Valdés’s paintings convey a search for materiality, his sculpture does so even more. Today, sculpture has taken over most of his workspace, his time, and his efforts.

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

In 1493, exactly 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci was finishing the preparations for casting the equestrian monument (4 times life size), which Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan commissioned in memory of his father some 12 years earlier. 

Memory Building Memories / Memory Room / Memento Mori

Memory Building Memories / Memory Room / Memento Mori

Each memory tells an intimate story; each collection presents us with the reality of containing an intimate story as well. The collection is akin to a whole in which many memories and stories of the artist, the viewer, and the collector are brought together. At the heart of a collection is memory, nurtured from the past and projecting into the future.