See you in spring!

Evliyagil Museum is getting ready to open its doors again in spring. Baroque&Modern Music Series and ArtOda will be at Evliyagil Museum with new programmes in the new season! 

Evliyagil Museum will be closed between February 11th – March 9th. 

Evliyagil Dolapdere

Visiting days and hours:
Wednesday to Sunday
11.00 - 17.00

Established as a non-profit art space in Dolapdere which is the recent arts and culture district of İstanbul, Evliyagil Dolapdere is imagined as a space for group and solo exhibitions that will take place with the participation of both local and foreign artists. 

Evliyagil Dolapdere will start its first season with exhibitions and projects curated by Beral Madra; and it aims to host a large variety of art pieces from paintings, sculptures, photographs to installations, performance, and the new media.

Evliyagil Dolapdere
Serdar Ömer Paşa Caddesi No: 11
Beyoğlu / İstanbul

After Evliyagil Museum which is opened in Ankara in 2016, Evliyagil Dolapdere brings an exhibition and project space of two floors and 130 m2 for solo and group exhibitions of both senior and young artists regardless of their age, experience or nationality. 


Sarp Evliyagil Collection

The pieces in the Sarp Evliyagil Collection were first seen in the collection exhibition “Menzil” by M1886 gallery between May 24 – August 24, 2013. As Menzil’s name suggests, it must be seen as a moment of respite in the story and evolution of Evliyagil’s own art world. The exhibition took the works in Sarp Evliyagil’s collection down from under the lights of his family house and family company and placed them outside, under the spotlight and critical views; leading to another viewing, at a remove from the personal memories they conjured up, and a weighing-up of their merits. After this stage, the journey would speed up and the paths would shorten.

Three years after Menzil, the collection, now enhanced for the opening of the Evliyagil Museum, has been collected in the form of a book independent from the museum’s first exhibition “Anakara”. This book can be seen as the second stop on the journey of the works belonging to Sarp Evliyagil, which are dotted across the world’s museums, gallery exhibitions, artistic workshops, and of course the walls of his home. All these works have been brought together in order that others can add or be added to their journey. Hence, this is just the first page of both Evliyagil’s enormous atlas of history and an endless travelogue.

Evliyagil Museum

When we consider how collectors’ works are bought from exhibitions at galleries that last a few weeks, from fairs that last a few days, or from auctions in which everything is decided in a few minutes, we may become uncomfortable at how many works are spirited away after insufficient inspection to “private” spaces.

Sarp Evliyagil wanted to open his collection to everyone wishing to see these “unseeable” works, or, in other words, to “museumize” it.

Evliyagil Museum allows this public viewing through temporary exhibitions with different focuses from works selected among hundreds collected by Chairman of the Board of Ajanstürk Sarp Evliyagil, including, due to his occupational interests, many original series of prints, plus the enormous statues which set the collection apart.

Evliyagil Museum was conceived in 2008, and from its construction in 2014-2015 in “center far from the center” İncek, it has enriched art in Ankara with a three-floor 750 m2 exhibition area, statue garden, screening room and library.

Visiting Information

Turgut Özal Bulvarı 

Şevket Evliyagil Sokak No: 1
İncek / Ankara / Turkey

t +90 312 460 11 06

Visiting days and hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 
11.00 - 17.00

Admission is free.


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