Istanbul Modern Marks World Art Day

İstanbul Modern is preparing for a huge celebration of art this weekend with one full admission-free day on Sunday, marking the first World Art Day, to be celebrated around the world.

İstanbul Modern will keep its doors open until 10 p.m. on Sunday for the occasion, the museum announced in a written statement on Tuesday.

World Art Day, to be celebrated annually on April 15 — the birthday of Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci — starting this year, was proposed by the Turkish Committee of the International Association of Fine Arts (UPSD) and unanimously approved during the 17th general assembly of the International Association of Art (IAA) in 2011, held in Mexico.

The İstanbul Modern is currently hosting three exhibitions: “La La La Human Steps: A Selection from the Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen,” “After Yesterday,” a selection from the museum’s own photography collection, and its permanent exhibition, “New Works, New Horizons.”

Istanbul possesses a dizzying array of art galleries, theatres and entertainment venues making it popular not only as an investment location but also a lifestyle location.

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