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Cultural news. (Bishkek)

"Top Cover" Concert. The U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Transit Center at Manas invite you to an open air concert performed by U.S. musical group “Top Cover” in front of the History Museum at Ala-Too Square on Friday, September 23rd at 18:30. Free Admission.

Museum of Fine Arts Tel. Protected content
196 Abdrakhmanov St. (opposite the Hyatt Regency Hotel)
Open 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday;
10 AM to 4 PM Friday
Closed Mondays
Entrance Fee: Protected content
Anniversary Exhibition - Sabijan Babajanov

"Insectoids and Reptilioids - In Search of Harmony"
Presentation of Ukrainian art in Kyrgyzstan
Project created by Kyrgyz geologist Ilias Sadybakasov
Participation by artists living and working in the Ukraine
Michael Murphy (Ireland) - graphics and glass installations
Svetlana Volnova (Saint Petersburg, Russia) - photo project "Aziz" with a young Kyrgyz hero
Curator: Konstantin Doroshenko, a leading art critic and curator of modern art in Ukraine
Through October 6

Personal Exhibition: Musa Abdiev
163 sketches of costumes designed by Mr. Abdiev in over 40 years of work in Kyrgyz films
Many of the films for which he designed costumes won prizes in film festivals.
This very first personal exhibition of Mr. Abdiev's work is dedicated to 70 years of Kyrgyz films.
May close any day now

"Porcelain" - an exhibition from the Museum's own collection

Constant Exhibits:
"New Wave" - Kyrgyz paintings and avante-garde art from the Protected content through the Protected content .
Western-European graphics

Koldo Art Center Tel. Protected content Protected content
Erkindik 27/1 (between Moskovskaya and Toktogul)
Open every day except Monday, 10 AM to 6 PM (closed for lunch from Protected content
Entrance Fee: 50 som

Gallery M Tel. Protected content Protected content
Manas Avenue #40 at Chui, 2nd floor

Open 10 AM to 6 PM daily except Sunday

New works by many contemporary artists from Kyrgyzstan

Gallery M, which opened in Protected content , bills itself as "a gallery of modern fundamental art, including paintings, graphics, sculpture and photographs."

New Exhibition: Kyrgyz artists

The Asia Gallery Tel. Protected content Protected content
At the Union of Artists, Prospect Chui #108 between Tynystanova and Erkindik
Open Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM (Closed for lunch from 1 to 2 PM)

Continuous sale-exhibition of works by local artists.

The Historical Museum Tel. Protected content Protected content
on the Main Square on Prospect Chui
Open daily except Monday 9 AM to 5 PM

Opening Soon:

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"Kurmanjan Datka: Figure of an Epoch"
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Special Exhibitions:

Exhibition in honor of Kyrgyz radio

"History in Archives" - a photo-documentary exhibition of historical documents of Kyrgyzstan, including the first Constitution - in honor of 85 years of the Central State Archives

"Independent Kyrgyzstan. 20 Years" - an exhibition dedicated to 20 years of independence
Gifts, photos and documents

"Horse Equipment of the Ancient Kyrgyz"

Chyngyz Aitmatov Exhibition: books, photos and personal items from the writer's own archives

"Written Inheritance of Ancient Kyrgyzstan"

Regular Exhibitions:

Photo Exhibition: "The Great Victory will not be Forgotten"
Photos, letters, weapons from World War II ( Protected content )

"Gold of Ancient Kyrgyzstan" (open Tues, Thurs and Fri only)
Documentary Photo Exhibition: April 7, Protected content Kyrgyzstan

"Erkindik" Gallery under the Open Sky (near Ala-Too Square)
Open daily - free admission
Works for sale by local artists

The Semyon Chuikov Memorial Home-Museum Tel. Protected content
Chuikova St #87a (between Tynystanova and Sovietskaya, near the train station - easiest to access on foot from Bokonbaeva/Sovietskaya by walking up Sovietskaya toward the train tracks: pass Turkish Air and a hairdressers, turn right and it will be on your right.)
Open Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM (closed from 12 to 1 for lunch)
Continuous exhibition of the life and work of artist Semyon Chuikov and his wife (artist Evgenia Maleina) and children Ivan and Vasily Chuikov. Includes family photos and documents plus art work.

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