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Ratner Museum

10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-1855
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Went here with my daughters religious school.

Interesting but the artist come across as a little too self important. One visit was enough for me... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
DaveHRoe
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Bethesda, Maryland
For those with a leaning to the esoteric and the biblical

This is a private museum and a "hidden gem" in Bethesda. Phillip Ratner is a prolific and... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Gail K
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Bethesda, Maryland
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10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-1855
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Reviewed 22 April 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.

1  Thank DaveHRoe
Reviewed 14 March 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

1  Thank Gail K
Reviewed 26 September 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.

Thank SOBO101
Reviewed 30 August 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

Thank Lovesdesserts23
Reviewed 24 July 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.

Thank frankgangi
Reviewed 27 April 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.

1  Thank Edward S
Reviewed 18 December 2015

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

1  Thank Jay W
Reviewed 31 August 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.

Thank David P
Reviewed 26 August 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...More

1  Thank JCZ64
Reviewed 13 July 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...More

Thank Jeff S
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