The Museum of Modern Art of Cyprus opens this morning with a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Tufan Erhurman, Minister of Education and Culture Cemal Ozyigit, Tourism and Environment minister Fikri Ataoglu, the Secretary-General of TURKSOY and other officials of the TRNC and Turkey, artists and invited guests.
The new arts museum is located near the Near East University Cyprus Car Museum and will be open six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00 and 16.00. TRNC citizens will receive a discount of 50 percent. Entrance for children up to the age of 12 is free.
The Museum of Modern Art of Cyprus will have a rich collection of works by the painter from 14 Turkic States. In particular, works to be exhibited will come from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Gagauzia, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Dagestan, Altay, reflecting the different stages of the Tuva Republic and Halay Republic painters. A wide range of styles will be exhibited.
President of the Near East University’s Board of Trustees Dr. Irfan S. Gunsel, said that “A new window will be opened on the world of art”. The new arts museum would be one of the stops for art lovers, he said.
In addition to the exhibitions to be held in the venue, seminars, art talks and workshops will be held on subjects that will connect our past and future through both the intellect and emotion, said Dr. Gunsel. The museum will play an active role in introducing Turkish Cypriot art to the country and the world, he added.
Kibris News Agency