Museum of Fine Arts
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Anna P
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Students and I arrived early in the morning to the Fine Arts gallery,, and were welcomed inside by staff, and told were to place coats, bags. We were shown a map on the building floors and were the new exhibitions were housed. The building was very clean and floors polished. We were instructed to use hand santiser and areas were we could taking photographs and cameras was permitted The kiosk for paying and obtaining tickets was well organised, and once money exchanged, we were free to wander and go to areas that students wished to see. We refused a guide as it was in Russian only,. I could see on the walls maps of the building and emergency fire exits. In every room gallery attendants I noticed sat, and gave further information of about works, unfortunately, little information was in English. .
Sadly there was little information in the form of a book shop, or any refreshments available and we had to go back on the school bus, and drink and eat the refreshments we had brought, since. nothing was available inside the gallery.
Written 20 July 2020
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Hola H
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
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 to blame, and that these places are at the mercy of the uninterested government.
Now, having said that, the MoFA is in great shape.
You'll find numerous large halls stretching throughout the building, filled with beautiful works of local paintings, sculptures and wool works, most dating back to the USSR era.
If you are curious about any of this, love Kyrgyzstan, want to fall in love with it, or are just passing by, then MoFA is definitely the place to go.
The entrance fee is quite affordable, and the staff are your typical museum bunch.
BUT BEWARE: they're closed SAT, SUN and MON, so if you want some weekend art, make plans elsewhere.

Written 1 October 2016
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tricia m
Reading, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
the museum has a permanent collection of russian and kyrgyz paintings. the latter are from the early 20th century and include a range of landscapes showing rural life and also paintings showing dissent and change with introduction of communism.
Other displays are of Kyrgyz carpets and Yurt door hangings showing embroidered felt work. There are special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection
It is a bit cold in winter
Written 28 November 2011
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InTheDesert2014
Townsville, Australia181 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Cost was 100som. About 1usd. The gallery has a number of paintings worth seeing if you can run the gauntlet of the babushkas - to start i walked in and sat down to arrange my bags - they freaked because I didnt buy a ticket immediately …. Then there was the overt staring and following me through the gallery …. The no photo rule is vigorously enforced. I guess the visit was well worth it to see the Semyon Chuikov paintings. Don’t worry they are all online if you need a copy. Nice place to cool down in summer - limited seating inside in the foyer and upstairs.
Written 31 July 2021
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Roman J
Bangkok, Thailand372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
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 were impressed from the etchings and drawings from some German artists. Great details and images. Between the exhibits we found also plenty of interesting work form Kyrgyz artists. A place which gives rather gray Bishkek a rather colorful and different face. We loved it.
Written 8 October 2016
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calpreece
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Friends
If you are in Bishkek, you must pay a visit to this museum dedicated to Kyrgyz artists. The permanent exhibition demonstrate the very best of Kyrgyz painting and drawing from the academic works of the Soviet period to more contemporary work in the recent period of the Kyrgyz Republic. One highlight is that the museum also brings excellent short-term exhibits of very contemporary works, including installation art and photography. Check to see what is showing when you come to Bishkek.
Written 4 January 2013
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bertaUtrecht
utrecht9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
All though you would not expect this in a museum of Modern Art, Here you can see a collection of beautiful felt carpets, embrodery, chiuj mats.
Written 15 November 2012
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StephenStocks
Dubai, United Arab Emirates104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
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. On the ground floor are examples of local crafts such as carpets, felt hangings and some painting. Upstairs there are mostly Soviet-era painting of Kyrgyzstan landscapes and people, some of which were very good.

So this museum is definitely worth a visit. Do not be put off by the exterior!
Written 15 August 2017
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PartisKnow
Jena, Germany25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
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 found two temporary exhibitions in the house: japanese design - which we liked much and a small contemporary fotographie exhibition of local fotographers.

Definitly get a guided tour, we learnt a lot more about the history of the country.
In general the works in the house do not breath the freshness of a hip Berlin gallery,
but the time will hopefully come and young kyrgyz artists will find there place in the house.
Written 16 July 2017
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Gabdulhakov
Namangan, Uzbekistan265 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Solo
Very interesting Soviet and modern Kyrgyz paitings. The museum features a legendary "Daughter of Soviet Kyrgyziya" painting by Semen Chuikov and many others. It is important to note the efforts that museum administration put into organizing various weekend events for kids and adults alike, including work shops in ceramic arts, paitings, dancing, etc, etc and even "night at the musem" event! All of this is based on pure enthusiasm and passion for art, given that entry is several cents....I bow my head to those who keep this oasis of art alive.
Written 4 May 2016
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