|a collection from Pera Museum|
"Yıldız Moran"'s photographs were exhibiting at the museum last month. So I thought this will be a very good chance for me to see this lady's productions. I went there, of course, with my two children, and was afraid if they would be bored. However from sightsee of a mom, this place is very friendly for the families and children love since there are modern art collections which inspire their imaginations.
|A timeless photo from Yıldız Moran|
Pera Museum is a private museum, which was founded by "Suna and Inan Kırac Foundation". The building is located at the historic quarter of Tepebaşı. This was originally Bristol Hotel in the former days. Later on it was renovated by "Suna and Inan Kırac Foundation" transforming to a modern museum, but preserving the exterior façade which is the Istanbul's architectural flavour.
We made the visit with my two children. My 7 year old son "Ege" was really attracted by the museum's ambiance and loved the workshop for children. My 3 year old daughter "Ece" liked the hot chocolate, we drank at, as her saying, "caffe with the piano!! mom" ;))
|collection of plate tiles visualizing|
the early times of Christianity moves at Anatolia
These collections are permanently shown, while there are some temporarily also. During our visit, the foundation brought Sophia Vari's "Sculptures and Paintings" and Yıldız Moran's ( who was the first woman phographer in Turkey) "Timeless Photographs" for a period of time.
|some of Anatolian weights and measures at the exhibition|
|Sophia Vari's sculptures|
Admission fees and visiting hours:
Closed on Mondays.
Tue- Sat: 10:00- 18:00
Sunday: 12:00- 18:00 hours are open.
Fee: 10 TL
Concessions: 5 TL ( 12 years old and younger, students and 60 years and over)
Long Fridays: Museum is open and free of admissions afetr 18:00 till 20:00.
Young Wednesdays: Free of admission every wednesday for students.
|A portrait of the Countess|
of Vergennes in Turkish attire
Private vehicle: Drive to Taksim from the highway and then follow to Tepebaşı. You can park at Tepebası Ispark underground parking lot.
Public Transportation: Take metro and stop at Taksim or at Şişhane. Walk along the famous Istıklal Avenue till Odakule. Then turn to Mesrutiyet Avenue passing through Odakule. The museum is at your left side.
|Osman Hamdi's painting "the girl with pink hat"|
I suggest you take your children to Pera Museum. We visited all the collections. We sat and read at the ones that my children were attracted. (You can have audio guides from the reception desk at the entrance floor). The visit made my children's vision to art more attached .....
After I had the comments of the collections from my children, we went down to entrance floor to drink hot chocalate!! Other than that there is a good menu consisting variety from soup to hamburgers to desserts. Of course, there are a lot alternatives of Pera Cafe since you are very close to Istiklal Avenue.
|the tiles and seramics exhibiton|
This place is also a "visitor friendly" place for a baby mom. You can use elevators, the bathrooms are very clean, the cafe can help you to prepare any kind of baby food. Also friendly for children moms because you can leave your children for workshops while you are watching a Pera movie ;))So you must call the museum ( Phone: 212 334 99 00) before you go and ask the workshops for children or can look up from the agenda. There are educational activities for 4-6 years old and 7-14 years old children.
During this visit to Pera Museum, we did not take pictures, alternatively this time we only caught black and white squares of memoirs. This was lovely...
Pera museum is an attractive spot to see in Istanbul for finding examples of modern Turkish art move era spiced with orientalism.
Till my next post, stay well everybody ;))
|a Sophia Vari's sculpture|
Address: Meşrutiyet Caddesi. No:65
34443 Tepebaşı-Beyoğlu/ İstanbul
Phone: + 90 212 334 99 00