Today is the last day to see a 121-piece selection of paintings, drawings and lithographs by 20th-century Surrealist artist Salvador Dali at the Tophane-i Amire Cultural Center in İstanbul’s Tophane quarter. Visiting hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. every day.
“Fiktion Okzident,” a group exhibition of sculptures, photographs, video art and installations by 19 artists from Turkey and Germany, continues until Feb. 29 at the Cer Modern museum in Ankara.
An exhibition titled “Forces of Nature,” featuring works by Iranian artist Noush Sanatgar, continues through Feb. 28 at Cer Modern. Visiting hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays.
İstanbul’s Pera Museum is home to two exhibitions, “From Konstantiniyye to İstanbul: Photographs of the Anatolian Shore of the Bosphorus from the mid XIXth Century to the XXth Century” and a painting collection titled “Sultans, Merchants, Painters,” until April 1. The museum is closed on Mondays.
An exhibition titled “İstanbul-Eindhoven -- SALTVanAbbe: Post ‘89,” is on display until April 6 at İstanbul’s new contemporary art spaces, SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata.
SALT Galata’s ongoing exhibition “Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914” runs until March 11. Online: http://saltonline.org/en/
“Images in Terracotta,” an exhibition that consists of Greek and Roman period terracotta figurines, continues until April 15 at the Sadberk Hanım Museum in İstanbul’s Sarıyer district.
The Rezan Has Museum in İstanbul’s Cibali quarter is hosting an exhibition titled “Painter of the Light: Nazmi Ziya Güran” until April 17, commemorating the artist on the 75th anniversary of his death. The museum is open every day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
“La La La Human Steps,” a selection of works from the Netherlands’ Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, runs until May 6 at the İstanbul Modern.
“Van Gogh Alive,” an international traveling exhibition that presents the life and work of the 19th-century Dutch artist is on display at the Antrepo 3 exhibition space in the Karaköy quarter until May. 15. For more information, see http://vangogh-alive.com/
A photography exhibition titled “After Yesterday,” which offers a selection from İstanbul Modern’s extensive collection, is slated to run until June 3.
MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS
The İstanbul State Opera and Ballet will present the dance production “Travelogue II,” on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Fulya Concert Hall in Beşiktaş. The company’s opera production “The Tales of Hoffman,” will be staged Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Süreyya Opera House.
The Ankara State Opera and Ballet will present a ballet rendition of “Zorba” on Monday and Thursday and the Turkish opera “Yusuf ile Züleyha” (Joseph and Zulaikha) on Wednesday at the Ankara Opera House. Performances begin at 8 p.m.
The Goethe-Institut İstanbul presents a selection of recent films by German directors in a weekly screening program at its movie theater. The admission-free screenings are held each Thursday at 7 p.m. at Goethe-Institut İstanbul in Beyoğlu.
The !f İstanbul International Independent Film Festival wraps up today in İstanbul with showings at the AFM Fitaş Beyoğlu, Maçka G-Mall, AFM İstinye Park and AFM Caddebostan theaters. For the full program, check www.ifistanbul.com. Tickets are available online at Mybilet.com.
Pera Museum’s year-round film screening program, Pera Film, presents a selection of four features and one documentary in its February program, “Argentina: Cinema and Football,” running through Feb. 29. For the screening schedule, check http://en.peramuzesi.org.tr/