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MSGSU Painting and Sculpture Museum has founded by Atatürk in 1937 as the first public museum of the plastic arts, it was originally places within the halls of the Dolmabahçe Palace. Located on the ground floor of the Dolmabahçe Palace, it is presently under the administration of the Mimar Sinan University.
Museum of Painting and Sculpture houses 6531 design and paint drawings, 487 sculptures, 78 scriptures, 50 ceramics, 10 icons. A total 7000 works of art are exhibited in the museum. These works are classified according to their time periods. Among those works exhibited are oil-paintings by Şeker Ahmed Paşa, Hüseyin Zekai Paşa, Osman Hamdi, Hoca Ali Rıza, and Süleyman Seyyid. There is also a collection of works in the Turkish "primitive style." The works of Western painters such as Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Albert, Marquet, Andre Derain, Raoul Duly, Maurice Utrillo, Henri Matisse, and A. Dunoyer de Sagons are also on exhibit.
Except for Mondays and Tuesdays, you can visit the museum every day from 12.00 to 16.30 free of charge. For further information about opening and closing hours and about university, please check website Click Here