State Art & Sculpture Museum, Ankara

State Art & Sculpture Museum, Ankara

The State Art and Sculpture Museum is a museum dedicated to fine arts and sculpture. It was designed in 1927 by architect Arif Hikmet Koyunoğlu and built between 1927 and 1930 as the Türkocağı Building, upon the direction of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of Turkey.

It is located close to the Ethnography Museum and houses a rich collection of Turkish art from the late 19th century to the present day. The museum was reopened after the restoration of the building in 1980. Today, the museum is a center of art where the most outstanding works of the artists who played important roles in the development of Turkish painting and sculpture are exhibited. Exhibitions of painting, sculpture, ceramic, printing arts and photography that are programmed to take place in Turkey within the framework of international cultural agreements, are exhibited in the three galleries reserved for periodical exhibitions; thus, the art works of foreign countries are made known to the Turkish public. Serving to public with its modern cafeteria, sales outlet and audio system, the institution goes beyond an exhibition place for old artwork; comprising all attributes of a modern museum of arts.

Editor's Note: Closed for Restoration.
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Sight Name: State Art & Sculpture Museum
Sight Location: Ankara, Turkey (See walking tours in Ankara)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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