An Orientalist in Mardin
The Sakıp Sabancı Mardin City Museum is presenting its first international exhibition titled “An Orientalist in Mardin: Marius Bauer” at its Dilek Sabancı Art Gallery. With drawings, etchings, water colors, oil paintings and letters, the exhibition takes the visitor on Bauer’s travels through Turkey. Bauer arrived for the first time in Istanbul by boat in 1888. He disembarked and was immediately captivated by the life, the culture and the industriousness that he encountered there, witnessing narrow streets, markets, bazaars and people engaged in everyday activities, such as playing music, trading wares, or on their way to or from the mosque. The exhibition will continue through Sept. 21.