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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: (84.4) 37332131
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Description: This museum was opened in 1966. Though in need of updating, some...
This museum was opened in 1966. Though in need of updating, some interesting artifacts are on display in its three floors organized chronologically.
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Surprising treasures; good variety

We were pleasantly surprised at the extensive nature of the collections and how well things were labeled. A great glimpse into Vietnam culture and history, especially if you are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I spent 2 hours here just in awe. Three Levels of great art over history. Each floor was unique and took you through a journey in vietnamese art through time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised at the extensive nature of the collections and how well things were labeled. A great glimpse into Vietnam culture and history, especially if you are a visual person. There are some incredibly unique pieces well worth seeing. A few things were the thousand armed boddhisatva statue, the lacquered statues from late 1700s, war-themed paintings from 40s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Visiting the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum - just across the road from where we were yesterday - The Temple of Literature and National University - seemed like a good idea. Reflecting on the antiquity of some of the collection is sobering - a thousand and more years old. We will return as we only covered about a third of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We loved this Museum, it had a wide range of art across all periods. I was very impressed by the art collection and the quality of the art.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Was not expecting to see replicas in a museum but overall it was interesting and isn't so large that it is daunting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My friends and I visited this museum after a visit to the Temple of Literature. We only had about an hour and a half, so we didn't get to see the side wing or the temporary exhibition of watercolors. Like the other reviewers, I had never really considered fine art in Vietnam before, and was truly fascinated by the museum... More 

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Newark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Contains artefacts from the stone age to modern times in just three rooms. But its the post 1945 art thyat s definately worth seeing both for its craftmanship and content.

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Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The museum has a main fine arts building and a wing for more traditional arts and a room of temporary contemporary exhibits. . One floor of the fine arts building has the art organized by era, and the other by medium, i.e. silk painting, lacquer painting, oils, etc. There are many pieces which deal with subjects from the Vietnam (American)... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I just never considered Vietnamese fine art. Aside from actual antiquities on the first floor which were very cool, there were lots of paintings from around 1940s to 1990s which while they had obvious French influence were also wildly original and that includes materials and techniques. I had never seen lacquer paintings. There was also a melding of traditional and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

There is some superb art in this museum. The paintings are well worth the visit, as is the sculpture. There is so much tourist 'tat' in the shops, badly done paintings, but the quality of the work here is superb. The day I went was also very quiet, far from the madding crowd! The buildings don't appear to have air... More 

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