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The Edward Lear Art Gallery

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Grim and dark subjects

Gallery not yet fully functional. Walls need de-chipping and painting; hanging must happen soon... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
culturevulture94
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Clinton, Washington
Lacklustre gallery

First the good news. It was free, it was open, it was cool, and they had a clean toilet (if you... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Jincognito
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Gainesville, Florida
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4 Jul 2017
“Grim and dark subjects”
11 Jun 2017
“Disappointing Art”
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Gallery not yet fully functional. Walls need de-chipping and painting; hanging must happen soon; staff must set informational plaques in place. Not a sign of any whimsical Edward Lear works. The pieces we saw depicted grim subjects in dark, gloomy "colors." Thought I'd happened into...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

No aspect of Edward Lear exists here except the name on the wall outside. Art consisted of work from local schoolchildren. Not worth the visit unless very bored.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Rob D
Reviewed 28 May 2017

First the good news. It was free, it was open, it was cool, and they had a clean toilet (if you asked). For the rest: there were 4 rooms. One scruffily on the floor children's paintings and some artwork by the nice lady who opened...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Ok if you are close and are looking for things to do but overall a great disappointment because there are no paintings by Edward Lear - they have simply used his name for the gallery

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The name of the gallery led us to believe there would be at least a few originals by Edward Lear from his travels in Albania. There was one modern photographic print and some terrible local paintings.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank John C
Reviewed 17 January 2014

The museum was nice though a bit hard to find. You don't enter through the front of the building but rather on the side. It's not very big but still had a couple rooms of art. 98% of it was by the same artist when...More

Date of experience: April 2013
3  Thank Katie H
Reviewed 11 May 2012

This is one of the two most interesting art galleries I know in the Balkans - the other being the Averoff gallery in Metsovo - and I think a very good reason in itself to come to Berat. The works on display are all by...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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