Cultural Agenda

July 01, 2012, Sunday/ 12:53:00

EXHIBITIONS

The Pera Museum presents “Goya: Witness of His Time,” a selection of engravings and paintings by the Spanish artist, until July 29. The museum is closed on Mondays.

“The Great Masters,” a traveling interactive exhibition that features the work of Renaissance masters Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael, is on display at the Tophane-i Amire cultural center in İstanbul’s Tophane quarter until July 31.

The Cer Modern museum in Ankara is showing “The Art of Escher and His Contemporaries,” an exhibition featuring the work of 20th-century Dutch printmaker Maurits Cornelis Escher, and printmakers artistically related to him, until Aug. 5. The museum is closed on Mondays.

An exhibition titled “İstanbul Eindhoven-SALTVanAbbe: 68-89,” presenting a selection of works created between 1968 and 1989 by artists from Turkey and the Netherlands, is on display until Aug. 26 at the contemporary art space SALT Beyoğlu in İstanbul.

SALT Galata, in İstanbul’s Tophane quarter, will display “Graft,” the fifth exhibition in its series titled “Modern Essays,” featuring the work of Aslıhan Demirtaş, until Aug. 26.

“Fifty Years of Urban Walls,” a retrospective of works by pioneering Turkish contemporary artist Burhan Doğançay, is on display at the İstanbul Modern until Sept. 23. The İstanbul Modern is also home to two other exhibitions: “After Yesterday,” a selection from its photography collection, and permanent exhibition “New Works, New Horizons.” The museum is closed on Mondays.

An exhibition titled “Padişahın Evi: Harem-i Hümayun” (The Sultan’s Home: The Imperial Harem) continues until Oct. 15 at the Topkapı Palace Museum’s Has Ahırlar Exhibit Hall, presenting the little-known details of the Ottoman harem and its hierarchical structure via 300 objects and paintings.

FESTIVALS

The 40th İstanbul International Music Festival continues until June 29 at a variety of venues across İstanbul, presenting 23 concerts and recitals by world-renowned musicians. For the full program, see http://muzik.iksv.org/en.

The 26th İzmir International Festival continues until late September, presenting 15 events in total. For the full program, see www.iksv.org.

The first leg of the 2012 Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival is presenting six productions by Turkish and foreign opera companies until July 4 in the Mediterranean province of Antalya. All performances begin at 9 p.m. For the full program, see www.aspendosfestival.gov.tr.

MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS

The Akbank Art Center in İstanbul’s Taksim neighborhood is presenting five concerts through June 27 as part of its annual Jazz Days. For the lineup and concert dates, see www.akbanksanat.com.

Kıvılcım, the children’s folkdance company founded by the world-famous Anadolu Ateşi (Fire of Anatolia), will be performing today at 9:15 p.m. at the Gloria Aspendos Arena in Antalya, which will also host performances by the main troupe throughout the summer. For tickets and the full schedule, see www.biletix.com.

FILM PROGRAMS

The Pera Museum presents a program of five works for the big screen in “Goya on Screen” through July 15 on the sidelines of its ongoing exhibition, “Goya: Witness of His Time.” For the full schedule, check http://en.peramuzesi.org.tr.

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