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Recommended for art lovers or others interested in social orgainiization. I met with a sculptor and... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
New York City, New York
Center of the artistic excellence of the DPRK

This is where most of the country's paintings, mosaics and statutes are made, and I was able to sit... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2015
Lake Worth, Florida
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Recommended for art lovers or others interested in social orgainiization. I met with a sculptor and a painter in their separate studios and we had a friendly discussion about the art, their work and logistic of their work. These artists are the artists in residence,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank dajanacesic
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Founded in 1959 and (obviously) on the list of state-approved destinations for foreign tourists, the Mansudae Art Studio is a vast (greater than 120,000 square meters), diverse complex that houses the “best of the best” of North Korean artists. I visited after touring the Korean...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped on this gallery on the way to a dinner and I am sorry that I did not knew that they had beautiful oilpaintings for sale and they where a one of a kind and handmade...no mass production but real art..many nice motives and if...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank W4971ERthomasf
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Unless you like chocolate box art and big propaganda statues. It seemed to take a very long time to see what had to be seen.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This is the point where you want to get to if you like art! Very decent works to buy in the shop for prices you could only dream of elsewhere in the world! Ability to visit the artists when they are creating their art! Compared...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

When you would like to buy a souvenir this is the best place. It's all handmade en good quality. Might be a bit more expensive, but this is the best you can get!

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Bramheijnens
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This is where most of the country's paintings, mosaics and statutes are made, and I was able to sit in on a workshop in progress to see artists at work.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank LARPAT55
Reviewed 7 September 2015

some really nice art and i wish i had the cash and means to buy some and take then home. some nice skill involved. visit the shop some nice things to buy.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank d_taddei
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This gallery shows great pieces of North Korean art such as huge embroideries and impressive realistic paintings. This art studio realized also Pyongyang Metro mosaics and a large number of Pyongyang propaganda works.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank zerella
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This was a required part of the tour itinerary, but we only saw the gift shop area. The gift shop has two stories, with smaller items downstairs and mostly paintings and sculptures upstairs. The front of the museum has 2 Korean tigers as guardians (look...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Andrew M
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Response from Tim2037 |
I bought a small (A3) painting for $10 last week (July 2018). A medium-large one I was looking at was $90. Small ceramics are cheap. But then there is the very good stuff!