Istanbul Modern or the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art is the first private museum of modern and contemporary art in Turkey, founded in 2004. It is located in a warehouse in a port of Bosphorus. The museum has a unique collection of Turkish art and serves as a mediator of western to eastern art. With rich educational programs, a restaurant overlooking the sea of Bosphorus and a cool shop, this museum gives a taste of the Turkish culture while introducing international art to its visitors.