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Ratner Museum

10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Bethesda
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Mar 12, 2014
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English first
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The main museum suffered extensive water damage in January 2014 from burst water pipes. A few items were relocated to the carriage house where we saw them in March 2014 but that collection is insignificant compared to what must be housed in the main museum. Before you go, call them four hours and availability. You can also check their website... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The artist that owns the museum is most known for the sculpture at the Statue of Liberty. Included in the museum, is some of his work (Jewish related) and a rotation of art from local artists. Small, but nice.

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Bethesda, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Small intimate gallery with free parking. Permanent collection and temporary exhibitions with an educational component.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This Mister Ratner must be a very happy guy. He's a prolific artist, painter and sculptor, and he's gotten his very own museum! I had not heard about him before, but now I do recognize some of his works now in other public settings. Even if they are not first-rate, there is a joy and dynamic in his artworks that's... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This place may be small by comparison to the heavy-hitters in downtown DC, but the purpose makes a big statement: to glorify God through contemporary art. Philip Ratner brushes off the beloved Old Testament characters and gives them a modern, sometimes whimsical, deeply symbolic, look that keeps you exploring the piece. In addition, there are many textile and needlepoint pieces... More

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College Park, Md
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

You have to know where this museum is located. We must have driven by it a hundred times before we finally stopped. There are some lovely sculptures and I loved the fact that children are welcome. It has been some time since our last visit but I seem to remember a room specifically for children to try their hands at... More

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Damascus, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

I can't believe that I have lived in the DC Metro area forever, and I did not know about this gem. The museum is located in Bethesda Md. Admission is free. The lower level features a rotating display of art from many local artists, and the upper gallery feature the works of Philip Ratner. Mr. Ratner's sculptures depicting Biblical people... More

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