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Address: 10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-1855
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This art work is very interesting. It is on themes from the Hebrew Bible. It has sculpture and paintings. They are charming and thought-provoking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2016
Edward S
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Excellent park with the sports lover, nature enthusiast and happy children all in mind. Very clean and safe with a friendly group enjoying all the many facilities.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This art work is very interesting. It is on themes from the Hebrew Bible. It has sculpture and paintings. They are charming and thought-provoking.

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Thank Edward S
North Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

All people in a faith community can find value in this unexpected treasure on Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

A stunning collection of predominantly bronze statuary of epic proportions depicting stories from the Hebrew scriptures. About a mile from Grosvenor Metro, 2-3 miles from Bethesda station.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Museum is in a weird location, but is actually quite good. Totally dedicated to the works of Ratner, who works with cold clay to give life to moments of the old testament. Artist is on premises most of the time and gives quite enlightened perspective on the work

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Dix Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The sculptures are excellent and all have a biblical theme. The artist has been commissioned for numerous pieces and it was interesting seeing his sketches as well as plaster models before they were cast. There was also an excellent art exhibit there while we were visiting.

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Thank Jeff S
baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This private museum is a gem of biblical dimensions. I had never heard of Philip Ratner the artist nor of this museum. Our friends who have lived in Bethesda for years found it almost by accident and wanted to show it to us. Glad they did! Mr. Ratner is an amazing sculptor mainly of Biblical themes (Old testament judaica) but... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A most "go to" museum. The artist is thought provoking and many times he is actually there. They offer classes and many opportunities to share.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Ratner is a special experience and changes often enough to keep coming back. Worth a visit if you have never been.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is a wonderful museum in the Bethesda area. It features work of local artists, among other things. The art is wonderful and the museum is a gem. Sadly, it was damaged by rain and will be open in about 4 months. It is truly worth it to patronize this jewel.

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