On this day in
1608 John Milton London, poet, was born
1641 Anthonie "Antoon" van Dyck Flemish painter, dies at 42
The Museum embraces a global vision to collect, document, preserve and exhibit creative works of modern and contemporary art and make them accessible to art lovers. Founded in 2004, İstanbul Modern was the first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions in Turkey and it occupies a large site on the shores of the Bosphorus, encompassing 8,000 square meters.