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196, Sovietskaya Str., Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

It's mainly art from the Soviet era. There is abstract art, photography, and art done last year by a local artist. The entrance fee is about 2$ USD. It's pretty much empty all of the time.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

I am always going to museums and this is a lovely small one which I highly recommend. It has local artwork both photography, paintings and Felt Hangings. Very beautiful and examples of work by some very talented artists. I took pictures of many but unfortunately...More

1  Thank Rifky K
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