Exhibition Tours for Republic Day

Exhibition Tour

October 29, 2023

Pera Museum presents free exhibition tours for collection shows in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic. Permanently exhibited works from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation's “Orientalist Painting Collection”, “Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection”, and “Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection” are explored with a tour guide. 

Exhibition Tours Program:
Coffee Break Exhibition Tour: 12:00 - 12:30
Art of Weights and Measures Exhibition Tour: 12:30 - 13:30
Intersecting Worlds and Osman Hamdi Bey Exhibition Tour: 13:30 - 14:30

Guided tours are free of charge and the language is Turkish. The capacity is limited. To participate in the tour, you can make a reservation by emailing resepsiyon@peramuzesi.org.tr. 

About Intersecting Worlds
The selection from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Orientalist Painting Collection, not only allows us to travel across the meandering paths of diplomatic history under the guidance of art, but it also introduces us to intriguing personalities. Ambassadors and painters continue to communicate with us through a silent yet equally rich and colourful language of expression, presented in their reports and letters, and share with us their respective periods, worldviews, travels and experiences, as well as the ceremonies they joined. Listening to their extraordinary tales, it is impossible not to be enraptured by the splendor and elegance of a lost age.

About Osman Hamdi Bey
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... More than 100 years after his death, the legacy Osman Hamdi Bey left behind live in the works of academics, institutions, and museums. He continues to make headlines, draw attention, be heard, and become the topic of heated debates.

About Coffee Break
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. Over time, coffee not only generated its own rituals and ceremonies, but also played an instrumental role in the development of social life. This unique selection from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection investigates the various routines, rituals, and relationships centered on coffee, as well as concepts associated with modernism, such as public space, social roles, and economics, through an examination of coffee culture and Kütahya ceramic production, which largely contributed to its development.

About The Art of Weights and Measures
With a selection of objects from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection, The Art of Weights and Measures aims to explore, through the eyes of civilizations, gods, merchants, master craftsmen, and their apprentices from the 2nd millennium BC to the present day, how weights and measures have shaped economies, cultures, and intercultural relations, their impact on social dynamics of trust, and their journey towards becoming standardized units.

The Success of an Artist

The Success of an Artist

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined.

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Pera Film's Alternative New Year's Watchlist

As the New Year approaches, Pera Film presents an alternative watchlist of 10 movies, ranging from Hollywood's timeless classics to memorable examples of modern cinema.

 Who Is Pablo Picasso?

Who Is Pablo Picasso?

Born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain, Pablo Picasso’s full name takes about two lines: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso.