Mabeyn Gallery

Nüzhetiye Caddesi 63, Basmabeynci Köskü, Besiktas, Istanbul 34357 | | +90-212-261 6060

Opening Hours: 10.00am-7.00pm Mon-Sat


Located in Beşiktaş, The Chamberlain House is one of the most remarkable examples of civil architecture at the beginning of the 20th century. The house was the former home of the Chamberlain of Sultan Abdulhamit II, Haci Ali Riza Pasha.

The entrance floor and the master room of the house are decorated with murals as well as magnificent wooden ceilings covered with paintings in oil. Designed to display the Chamberlain's taste in art, the interior evokes a compelling vision of Sultan Abdulhamit II's initial commissioning of Western Artists.

The building houses Mabeyn Art Gallery since October 2011. All the hanging systems and panels are designed to protect the lavishly decorated interior. Now, Turkish and International contemporary art works are exhibited in a century old historical setting.

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