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Terrific small local museum

Went several years ago a few times and enjoyed my visits and learned a lot. Inviting and... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
A real find...wonderful docent for Ratner's work, great exhibit opportunity for new artists

A small museum with art that has interesting stories. Ratner's biblical sculptures have incredible... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
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Mar 3, 2018
“Terrific small local museum”
Aug 6, 2018
“Interest array of art”
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10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-1855
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sculptures and interesting art with a concentration on Jewish culture. Convenient Bethesda location and nice gallery space.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wendy B
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Went several years ago a few times and enjoyed my visits and learned a lot. Inviting and educational place to visit.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank momsan
Reviewed February 6, 2018

The website did not indicate the January 2018 change in procedure allowing admittance for 10 or more only. Couples and singles are not allowed to visit. We followed the information about hours of admission on the current website and we were disappointed to be turned...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank fufkedog
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is a very small but worth seeing museum. It is not one I would return to but rather one I now know is mostly of the works of a Ratner brother built by the other brother

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 86kkd
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Interesting but the artist come across as a little too self important. One visit was enough for me but worth going at least once.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank DaveHRoe
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This is a private museum and a "hidden gem" in Bethesda. Phillip Ratner is a prolific and internationally renown sculptor, with an amazing collection of pieces inspired by the Old Testament. He also has a variety of other work, including unusual chess pieces. The museum...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Gail K
Reviewed September 25, 2016

A small museum with art that has interesting stories. Ratner's biblical sculptures have incredible depth. He offers newer artists an opportunity to exhibit on the first floor of his gallery.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank SOBO101
Reviewed August 29, 2016

The sculptures of biblical context are spectacular. The needlepoints are stunning and the art work is interesting. We have driven by this museum for years before stopping in and I recommend this museum be put on your to visit list. It is free and worth...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Lovesdesserts23
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank frankgangi
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.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Edward S
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