With our paid admission, a guided tour was for free in the Art Museum. The tour guide was very good, and in about 45 minutes brought us through the major pieces in the modern art section of the museum. I highly recommend the tour since the guide provides insight into the art that cannot be gleamed by reading the description accompanying the artwork. The selection of art was quite good and provided a range from the more modern art to contemporary pieces including some technology incorporated with a few pieces. The artist depictions were with a bit of a socialist slant which isn't unusual for that community. Some of the more traditional pieces of art were also very good, with several from the Dutch masters which are always quite good, including a portrait done by Rembrandt. The museum should highlight that piece since you would never spot it unless you carefully proceed through the collection and can recognize his work.
The exhibit of the "easter egg" jewelry of the czars of Russia was interesting, but quite frankly, a 15 minute walk through is about all one can take of it. Just not too interesting to spend hours looking at. The best part of this section was the gift shop which had replica jewelry at a relatively decent price.
One of my favorite part the museum was walking up and down the stairs which were unique in their design--sort of a 1/2 step that was actually fun or challenging, depending on your opinion, to go up or down.
I would schedule about 2 hours for a quick walk through of the museum.
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