Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after Gapar Aitiev

Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after Gapar Aitiev is the main artistic treasure of the Kyrgyzstan. Museum is established in 1935, and had status of Art gallery, but latter renamed to Kyrgyz State Museum of Fine Arts. Museum named after outstanding Kyrgyz artist Aitiev Gapar Aitievich.

Aitiev Gapar Aitievich is one of the first Soviet Kyrgyz artists. Nowadays his works are popular around the world.

This museum is unique because it’s mixture of Kyrgyz national and Soviet, modern art. Every person can find interesting works for themselves. You can find there wool works of local women, wooden and stone sculptures of Kyrgyz masters, as well as popular works of outstanding artists as Chuikov. S., D.Sydykov, Umetova and G. Aitiev. Also museum offer a room for private exhibitions.

Museum has following sections:

-Applied Arts


-Pictorial Arts

-Graphic Arts

Museum located in center of Bishkek, on Sovetskaia street. Museum welcomes everyone who interested in art or would like to know more about Kyrgyz history.

Work hours:

The museum is open to visitors daily

From 10am to 4pm without lunch break.

Price: 100 soms for all foreigners

Notice: Museum workers don’t speak English make sure you have a guide.


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