Sivas Atatürk and Congress Museum held the grand opening of a special room of Osman Hamdi Bey, one of the names that marked the history of museology in Turkey. The Osman Hamdi Bey Room, under the name “Kemahlıoğlu Private Collection”, was carefully prepared by curator Caner Kemahlıoğlu and brought together with art lovers. The project is also supported by the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism and the Governorship of Sivas.
Art Feast in Osman Hamdi Bey Room
Dedicated to the life and works of painter and archaeologist Osman Hamdi Bey, this special room brought together 38 works by 20 artists in different techniques. The project, led by curator Caner Kemahlıoğlu, aims to attract those who want to explore various aspects of art to the Sivas Atatürk and Congress Museum.
Artists and Their Works
At the grand opening on December 15, 2023, the works exhibited within the Kemahlıoğlu Private Collection offer the art audience a rich experience on a variety of subjects. Works such as Muhammet Hızır Yüksel’s “New Interpretation of The Theologian”, Metin Aykanat’s “New Interpretation of The Arms Dealer”, and Ali Rıza Kanaç’s “New Interpretation of Dervish in the Tomb of the Prince” bring art lovers together with different perspectives.
In addition, Onur Kavas’s “The Tortoise Trainer” and Dilara Nur Kahraman’s “Special Design” add a modern touch to Osman Hamdi Bey’s works, while other artists’ works bring Osman Hamdi Bey’s legacy to the present day.
Indefinite Visiting Opportunity
The exhibition is designed with the idea of how Osman Hamdi Bey, as an archaeologist and painter, could reflect the historical textures and motifs of Sivas in his works. This exhibition, which can now be visited indefinitely at the Sivas Atatürk and Congress Museum, offers art lovers the opportunity to discover the rich world of Osman Hamdi Bey. The opening of this special room, where the people of Sivas meet their history, was met with great interest by museum visitors.