18 May International Museum Day is celebrated worldwide with various events by International Council of Museums (ICOM), in order to protect the world cultural heritage and to promote museology. International Council of Museums (ICOM) determined the main theme as “Museums, Sustainability and Wellbeing” for 2023.
An exclusive group of art lovers from Istanbul, organized an art visit to IMOGA on 25.02.2023. The group toured the first three floors of the Museum's permanent collection with a guided exhibition tour, then they had a conversation with Prof. Süleyman Saim Tekcan on the third floor (event floor) where the artist’s private art studio is located. In the last part of the visit, a workshop was held at the IMOGA original printmaking studio. During this workshop at the studio located in the first floor, a sample application of the etching technique was presented to art lovers.
Süleyman Saim Tekcan was the guest of Emrah Yücel's İzler ve Renkler program at Şehir Sanat. Tekcan talked about his passion for painting, his artist identity and his memories from Yeşilçam. He drew attention to the contributions art has on people.
On behalf of the state, the Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye presents the Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Awards since 1995 to honor and encourage individuals or institutions providing original works or services that significantly contribute to Turkish culture and art life. Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Awards found their owners in 2022 as well. Like pioneers and valuable names in their fields, as Burhan Doğançay, Turhan Selçuk, Fikret Otyam, Ferruh Başağa, Prof. Ergin İnan, Prof. Devrim Erbil, Prof. Dr. Doğan Kuban, were awarded, Prof. Süleyman Saim Tekcan received the T.R. Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Award in the painting field in 2022. Tekcan received the award at the ceremony held on December 21, 2022.
Architect Nevzat Sayın, who participated at the IMOGA Etching Academy in previous years, signed the editions of 6 different fine art works he has produced since November 2021 in the IMOGA original printmaking studios, on November 17, 2022 at our museum.
Hakan Esmer and Semih Kaplan signed their fine art works they had produced since September 2021 at IMOGA, on May 20, 2022 at our museum.
Faruk Bil signed his fine art works he had produced since October 2021 at IMOGA, on April 20, 2022 at our museum.
Republic of Türkiye's Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Özgül Özkan Yavuz visited IMOGA.
Prof. Süleyman Saim Tekcan was the guest of Kazlıçeşme Art Interviews on 30 January 2022.
Prof. Süleyman Saim Tekcan was the guest of the Academic Ethics Association's interview on 01.12.21 via zoom. Answering the questions of Prof. Dr. Fahri Apaydın and Ferda Meltem Uludağ, Tekcan touched upon the degeneration in theses in the academic environment in the field of art and the ethical problems caused by thesis writing centers in this sense. Tekcan, who shared his views on the results of these problems and what can be done to correct them, also gave information about the problems in proficiency in art.
The 2020 Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism Special Awards were presented to recipients at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace Complex in Ankara on 20 January, 2021. IMOGA, one of the institutions deemed worthy of the award, was represented by Eda Tekcan who accepted the award for the Istanbul Museum of Graphic Arts on behalf of the institution. The award statuette has arrived at our museum for permanent display. We extend our infinite gratitude to everyone who contributed to this honor, especially our artists, and all the members of the selection committee who deemed our institution worthy of this recognition. We continue to serve and create art with a profound sense of responsibility and motivation…
Yalın Alpay's interview with Süleyman Saim Tekcan on EkoTürk TV on 31 December 2019
This discussion event which hosted Sunay Akın during Süleyman Saim Tekcan's "A Cyclical Odyssey" exhibition was held with broad participation. The conversation was opened with the performance of Aşık Veysel's song "Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım" by Ms. Ayla Karacan, who also composed the original music of the exhibition. The event, which started at 16:00, lasted more than four hours with the intense interest of the participants, with the question and answer section turning into conversation.
Emel Tekcan, Eda Tekcan ve Süleyman Saim Tekcan visited Unutmamak Exhibition held at Unutmamak Museum, MKM, on November 19, 2013.
We celebrated Ergin Inan's 70th birthday in Çengelköy with the participation of our artist friends.
Melike Abasıyanık Kurtiç signed her fine art works she had produced since March 2013 at IMOGA, on September 19, 2013 at our museum.
On the 3rd floor of the IMOGA Building, Süleyman Saim Tekcan held a workshop on advanced printing techniques with expert workshop students.
At the IMOGA Museum building, a workshop was held for Işık University Faculty of Fine Arts Graduate Students under the supervision of Ali Teoman Germaner and Süleyman Saim Tekcan, who held discussions with the students.
An interview was held with Süleyman Saim Tekcan, Elvan Tekcan, Eda Tekcan and Kaan Can Şahinoğlu on the floor of the Activity and Etching School at the IMOGA Museum building.
Bülent Hasan Tanla and his wife (daughter of painter Nuri İyem) Müjde İyem Tanla visited IMOGA. A celebration was held during the visit with Süleyman Saim Tekcan, Emel Tekcan, Elvan and Eda Tekcan, Nuran Ünsal and Flor-Salih Gömleksiz.
In this workshop, which is one of the various projects carried out within the scope of the Children's Education Programme at the Museum's Printmaking Workshop, we carried out linoleum printmaking with FMV Işık Schools students. In the days following the event, we presented the results of this activity to the students' parents with an exhibition. This training was carried out with studio assistants and Etching School students under the direction of Eda Tekcan.
We celebrated the 70th birthday of Ali Teoman Germaner, our dear master, one of the teachers of IMOGA, with the participation of Süleyman Saim Tekcan, Eda Tekcan and Nuran Ünsal with the students of the Etching School.
Prior to its building opening as a museum, IMOGA conducted its first event at the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC within the scope of a joint project. The project entitled, “Anatolian Impressions Artists Prints from the Studio of Master Tekcan” was comprised of more than 70 works by 35 artists which were selected for exhibition by the hosting institution. The works were shipped to the United States prepared for exhibit. The exhibit, which was presented to the media on October 22, was held with the participation of members of the US Congress and a broad viewing audience on November 3.