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All reviews pleasant surprise nice sculptures temporary exhibits local artists the ground floor soviet times soviet era paintings hangings collection contemporary drawing kyrgyz som jewelry yurt country
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
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
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
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
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
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
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