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Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek

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Peruse artworks that shed light on the history and culture of the country at Museum of Fine Arts. Built in 1974 and containing some 17,500 individual works, the museum covers an array of disciplines, from embroidered folk art through sculpture, painted landscapes, portraits, and snapshots. Exploring the galleries, you can expect to gain an insight into the country's way of life through the ages. Plan your Museum of Fine Arts visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bishkek using our Bishkek trip itinerary planner.
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  • I visited this museum after a circuit in the Kyrgyzstan. Having seen the country allowed me to better understand recent works employing craft techniques. Also the tables of the Communist era are emblematic and are clearly official art. So I recommend it because it brings an original perspective on the Kyrgyz identity
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • A good place to get an impression of kyrgyz art, both classical and modern type. The building itself is worth a visit as an architectural example of its period. Large parts of the museum are being renovated at the moment and are thus not accessible (july 17)
  • A great cultural place to visit, specially Central Asian culture.
  • The most famous if not the only one art museum where you can see installations and paintings of kyrgyz artists.
  • Awesome museum
  • Better than expected

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