While in İstanbul people always tend to ask me “what else could we visit/see”. If they are all through with the “classics”, I suggest they have a look at the Pera Museum.
The Pera Museum is very centrally located and with its periodical enticing exhibitions and constant collection exhibitions (i.e. Orientalist Painting / Anatolian Weights and Measures / Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics) it’s a must for me.
If you are into art where you can vision scenes of İstanbul and Daily Life in the Ottoman world between the 17th to the early 20th century you need to have a stop here.
The new temporary exhibitions in Pera Museum are:
Sculptures and Paintings
09 October 2013 – 19 January 2014
Dreams, Realities, Images
The Image of the Republic in Modern Turkish Painting
09 October – 10 November 2013
The Collection Exhibitions in Perea Museum are:
Intersecting Worlds: Ambassadors and Painters
Art patronage and ambassadors’ portraits from the 17th to the 19th
centuries, with works selected from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Orientalist Painting Collection
Anatolian Weights and Measures
Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics Collection