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Museum of Fine Arts

196, Sovietskaya Str., Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
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Surprisingly interesting

When my guide led me to the building I was less than enthusiastic. The Fine Art Museum from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nothing impressive but if you're around worth a visit

It's mainly art from the Soviet era. There is abstract art, photography, and art done last year by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brooklyn, New York
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196, Sovietskaya Str., Bishkek 720000, Kyrgyzstan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank StephenStocks
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank stevenhshin1
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

Thank Rifky K
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We found modern architecture in a kind of abandoned shell. So the building is not fresh, but the struture of the house works! The main focus of the exhibition are drawings from the soviet times, famous felt works and some post soviet drawings. We also...More

Thank PartisKnow
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It is closed for renovations, and I do not know when it will be re-opened, but it looks from outside it will take at least months, if not longer. But there are a a couple of Nice sculptures outside which one can still admire.

1  Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I went there yesterday. It was temporary close for renovation. However, I'm not sure when it will open again because the notice was written in Russian.

Thank Ltp_BKK
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Museum is interesting because it combines art from the Soviet period with post independence. Definitely worth a visit1

Thank alefrigerio
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Fine Arts Museum stands out from other cultural Bishkek locations. Sure, the building could be in a better shape, same counts for the insight lightning, but overall the presented art work is great. An interesting journey between carpets, paintings, photographs and art installation. We...More

2  Thank Tyrolians
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I've been here twice in the last three years. The Museum of Fine Arts is like any other cultural place in today's Bishkek: old, beaten up, and on its last leg. Of course one has to take into consideration that the establishments themselves are not...More

4  Thank Hola H
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Enjoyed in particular the works of Cygaev and the traditional inspired tapestries. Income is 100 som.

Thank Alexander W
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