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I went to visit in October and it was closed for visits due to restoration. The note said the restoration began April 2018 and would remain closed for the remainder of 2018 and would open some time in 2019. Just an FYI to anyone planning...More
There is a huge collection of wonderful paintings that you can spend peaceful time with.
The building itself is located in a relaxing area.
Plus, you don't need to pay for entering.
If you visit the Ethnological Museum next door, don't miss this place:)
This area holds history about art in ottoman and turkey. Of course as art was forbidden during Ottoman empire (penalty of death) there is not much art objects dated from this period. The few are Coranic verse frames etc. But starting from Ataturk`s time, there...More
Incredible art museum featuring Turkish painters and sculptors....One of the best I've ever visited! Wide range of art, but mostly modern (last century onward). LOVED it! And it was FREE!
Right next to Ethnology Museum, both can easily be done in one day. But no...More
In a very beautiful building from 1920's, there are very valuable old paintings and statues, And next to this building, there is the Ethographic Museum. Be careful about the traffic if you cross the street next to this museum.
It is a huge place with a huge number of work of arts of Turkish paintors and sculpturors. Maybe the pieces are not displayed very good due to lack of technic conditions but the worth of art pieces is high and a rare chance to...More
Visited the State Art & Sculpture Museum in Ankara and thoroughly enjoyed it. Admission was free; there was no guided tours but it was set up so that you moved through the galleries in roughly chronological order. It doesn't go back into Turkey's older past,...More
We went to this art gallery after the Ethnographic Museum which had lowered our expectations, especially as admission to this handsome museum is free. There are also free lockers available to store any bags or backpacks. The first thing that struck us was the number...More