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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi, Vietnam
(84.4) 37332131
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Ranked #10 of 90 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This review is quite late. The Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) in Hanoi is housed in a beautiful building with a typical Vietnamese architectural style. It is the premiere fine arts museum being larger than the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. There are interesting art works delving into varied themes: war and defense, love for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi is housed in a beautiful Colonial Style French building with outstanding art and exhibitions. It is beautifully curated with paintings and sculptures dating from the 11th century to the 21st century. It is laid out chronologically so the visitor understands the evolution of Vietnamese art and artists. We even found one painting by an... More

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Seattle
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I love art - including this art- such a reflection of the time of the recent past- artist's continued to have a personal style and appease the powers in charge. It was (and really still is) always a risk to show truths in this area of the world- art transcends where it can. Do not look for a slick French/American... More

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Gardonne, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Forget the fine art, this is a museum of some of the best art in Viet Nam, presented with care and aesthetically pleasing. A must if you want to explore art in all its forms from this part of the world.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you enjoy arts, depending on many factors, you will definately enjoy or dislike this museum. At the time if my visit, nothing major was happening except for my encounter with an awesome Japanese artist promoting his art, plus it was rainy outside. Great experiene for me !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you are expecting something akin to the Louvre or to see works by artists you know, you will be disappointed. But if you are interested in art and history as presented by artists, this museum is a must see. With an admission price of about a dollar and a half, there is no reason to miss this interesting and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wonderful collection of all periods of Vietnamese art history. My favourites are the pieces of To Ngoc Van and Tran Van Can, also the works from the "communist" are very interesting. The museum (which is beautiful too) has a nice collection than the museum in Saigon. Worth visiting.

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Lancefield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We spent the whole day here, my husband is an artist, and He was delighted for find such an amazing display

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

They have a great exhibition of ancient art, but a looooot of communist war propaganda!! I am not anti-communist or anything, but after a while you become fed up with all the heroic soldiers and brave peasants.... It was refreshing to see paintings of Vietnamese girls from ethnic minorities once in a while. Go and check it out - it... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wonderful collection of all periods of Vietnamese art history. My favourites are the pieces of To Ngoc Van and Tran Van Can, also the works from the "communist" are very interesting. The museum (which is beautiful too) has a nice collection than the museum in Saigon. Worth visiting. It is just behind the Van Mieu (Literature Temple). (When oh when... More

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