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196, Sovietskaya Str., Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great art museum with traditional to modern art, including fiber arts, painting and sculpture. There is a nominal fee for foreign nationals, and guided tours in multiple languages are available. It has a wide range of excellent and interesting artworks, including some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephanee
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This museum is located in Alatoo Square. An ideal place for people who are into arts etc. The ticket for the entrance is so cheap.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lance_Kerwin
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Rooms full of dark Soviet-style artwork were not terribly appealing to me. I don't read Russian and there was no English signage. However, one room contained wonderful felt works of art and needlework of extraordinary quality. That one room was a pleasant surprise and made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The interior of the building feels a bit shabby, more like a forgotten wing of a university library than a museum in the country's capital. But the collection is interesting -- a few too many landscape paintings but lovely sculptures, some fascinating Communist propaganda art,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank King404
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The somewhat old-fashioned feel to the museum should not deter. The quality of the textiles and of their display is excellent. There is also a large numbers of paintings, of variable quality, but many definitely worth the visit. All laid out on one floor. Manageable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Koenraad V
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This museum has a variety of collections in paintings, carpets, jewellery, ceramics, metal works, scriptures and some other handy crafts. Most of them are quite primitive, not sophisticated. There are temporary exhibits of modern art and works from other countries. Not bad to come to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is an excellent Museum, with a huge amount to see, so many paintings and historic artifacts, something to do early before the school children arrive

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

The highlights of this museum include a room of Kyrgyz nomadic crafts such as leather liquid containers, boxes, saddles, and so forth. There are superb textiles such as yurt panels and hangings. Another room is devoted to quite creative contemporary felt hangings and shyrdaks ranging...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank M A
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Beautiful and interesting art collection in a large concrete structure. There is a section with (wall) tapestry on the second floor. Not just traditional, but also modern tapestry from the 1980s. Some of the colorful pieces are beautiful. Hence there are paintings of surprisingly good...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robert937
Reviewed 15 August 2017

When my guide led me to the building I was less than enthusiastic. The Fine Art Museum from the outside is a decaying Soviet built hulk, surrounded by construction materials, and which actually looked closed. However, once inside there are two floors of interesting displays....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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