Abdulmecid II was the caliph during the emergence of the Turkish Republic, before leaving for Europe in 1924. He is represented by dozens of paintings and hundreds of ephemera in a massive undertaking by the Sakip Sabanci Museum.
It’s a great time to be in Istanbul, with not one but two exhibitions featuring masterful paintings from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, showcasing the best of the period.
The Sakip Sabanci Mardin City Museum - Dilek Sabanci Art Gallery in southeast Turkey’s Mardin province is hosting a Russian avant-garde exhibition only now because of the delays caused by the pandemic, to great enthusiasm.
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