Pera Museum, Istanbul

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    STEELYARD WEIGHTS IN THE FORM OF BUST
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    Pera Museum.

    by Tdiver Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Pera Museum.

    Spread out over 5 floors there's plenty to keep you occupied for half a day.
    Exhibition of old weights and measures is interesting.
    Check the web site below for exhibition news.
    Tuesday - Saturday 10.00-19.00
    Sunday 12.00-18.00
    Closed Mondays.

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    Botero's Works at Pera Museum 'till 18 july 2010

    by Arkeolog Written May 26, 2010

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    Fernando Botero
    4 May - 18 July 2010

    One of the most singular artists of the 21st century, Fernando Botero meets Turkish art lovers for the first time at the Pera Museum with an exhibition comprising a selection of 64 works. Botero has brought a new interpretation to the aesthetics of our times, and the exhibition depicts this interpretation in six sections - the circus, the bullfight, Latin American people, Latin American life, still lifes and versions from past masters of the history of art. The works of the Colombian artist contain many references to his own culture and life, and in a unique style they question the concept of beauty in our century

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    Pera Museum

    by Willettsworld Written Mar 2, 2010
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    This museum is located just up the road from the famous Pera Hotel in an historical building which was originally constructed in 1893. The museum was founded in 2005 and exhibits three permanent collections which are the collection of Anatolian Weights and Measures; the collection of Kutahya Tiles and Ceramics and the most renowned collection of Orientalist art. The Orientalist art consists of more than three hundred paintings. This rich collection brings together important works by European artists inspired by the Ottoman world from the 17th century to the early 19th. There was also a temporary exhibition on sketches and drawings of Marc Chagall, when I visited in December 2009.

    Open: 10am-7pm Tues-Sat, 12-6pm Sun. Closed Mondays. Admission: TL7.

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    Pera Museum

    by Arkeolog Written Feb 25, 2009

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    PERA MUSEUM

    Museum is located adjacent to the Odakule building in Tepebasi- Beyoglu District, one of Istanbul’s most nostalgic neighborhoods. Designed by the architect Achille Manoussos in 1893, the building until recently served as the very popular Bristol Hotel but was converted into a museum after extensive restoration.

    The Kütahya Porcelain and Ceramic Collection and the Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection on the museum’s first floor are two very unique collections. The porcelain tells visitors a lot about porcelain making in 18th and 20th century Kütahya; the collection contains a wide range of pieces from articles used in daily life to religious objects and wall portraits, and is a tremendous display of Kütahya’s visual richness in that era. Muslim and Christian communities are known to have lived and worked together in Kütahya in porcelain production. The other interesting collection on the first floor is the Anatolian Weights and Measures Collection. This collection, which comprises cultural products, attracts much attention for its unique perspective on the history of Anatolian civilization. Weights and measures are arranged in chronological order and the selection of exquisite scales and measuring devices made from a variety of materials and employing various techniques are sure to delight visitors.

    The Sevgi and Erdogan Gallery located on the second floor is an exhibition of select pieces from the Oriental Painting Collection and contains more than three hundred paintings belonging to the Suna and Ýnan Kýraç Foundation. This exhibition is important as it brings together the significant works of painters that depicted the Ottoman world between the 17th and 19th centuries. The collection was enriched by adding the private collections of Sevgi and Erdoðan Gönül and the most famous piece is undoubtedly the painting entitled Turtle Trainer (Kaplumbaga Terbiyecisi). Painted by Osman Hamdi Bey, who is considered the first native-born Orientalist, this large-sized painting always attracts attention and a long line of visitors. The Pera Museum made a name for itself in the art world when this sensational painting was included in the collection. The exhibition entitled “Portraits of Empire” consists of select works from the collection and depicts padishahs, sultans, princes and ambassadors from different eras as well as people from all walks of life in a "portrait” style.

    The names of the artists who depicted the Ottoman Sultans and members of the royal family are, in most cases, unknown. The painters of these magnificent works which are known by name include Osman Hamdi Bey, Fausto Zonaro, Jean Baptiste Vanmour and Antoine de Favray.

    The charming café on the ground floor of the museum presents another pleasant surprise for visitors as the original owner of the piano in the middle of the salon was the world-renowned opera singer Maria Callas.

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    Pera Museum

    by traveloturc Written Dec 30, 2006

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    The museum was opened in July 2005 by the Suna-Inan Kirac Foundation, another project of Koc family. The old building was originally constructed in 1893 by architect Achille Manousos and restored recently for the modern museum. Kutahya tiles, Anatolian weights and measurements, and Oriental portraits painting Collections are the permanent exhibitions in the museum. One of the most famous paintings in the museum is of Osman Hamdi's "The Tortoise Trainer" In addition, three art galleries and an auditorium are among the facilities of the museum.
    Open daily between 12:00-18:00 except Mondays.

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