The Museum of Fine Arts in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, has to be one of the ugliest art museums in the world on the outside. It was obviously the product of some Soviet architect who had no interest is esthetics. Hiowever, if you can get past that, the museum’s collection is well worth a visit. The paintings are mainly 20th century, and I noticed two main themes - landscapes of Kyrgyzstan amd Soviet propaganda art; for example one wirk was a portrait of the champion sugar beet producer. An interesting display of Khrgyz tapestries showcases the creativity and symbolism of this form of art.