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Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Музей изобразительных искусств имени А.С. Пушкина)

The history of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts began with the concept of the spin-off the Museum of Fine Arts of the Moscow State University into the separate public museum.

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia

The public museum was opened in the building specially constructed for it in the Volkhonka Street in 1912 with the witness of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Dowager Maria Feodorovna. The principal holdings of the museum were the collection of ancient sculptures, cast, and numismatics from the Moscow State University. The following increase of the museum collection was carried out with the participation of the government and the private collections donated to the museum among which were the Egyptian art and culture collection, paintings and decorative and applied arts of European artists of XIII-XIX centuries.

In 1920, after the Revolution, the museum fund was completed with the masterpieces from the Historical Museum, Tretyakov Gallery, Hermitage, and others during the relocation of the museums’ funds.

The next extensive addition happened in 1948 when the State Museum of Modern Western Art was closed. Therefore, the vast collection among of which were works of Francisco Goya, Claude Monet, Paul Signac, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, became the part of the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Nowadays, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts holds more than 600 thousand items in the fields of paintings, graphic arts, sculpture, architecture, archeology, and numismatics. The collection is located in several buildings:

–             The Main Building

–             The Gallery of the XIX and XX Centuries European and American Art

–             Department of Private Collections

–             Sviatoslav Richter Memorial Apartment

–              Ivan Tsvetaev Educational Art Museum

Open hours and price

The Main Building, the Gallery of the XIX and XX Centuries European and American Art

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday from 11 to 20 (ticket office from 11 to 19)

Thursday, Friday from 11 to 21 (ticket office from 11 to 20)

Day off Monday

Ticket price 1000 rubles (admittance to the Main Building and Gallery of the XIX and XX Centuries European and American Art)

How to get to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

The Main Building

Moscow, Volkhonka Ulitsa, 12

In the Russian language – Москва, улица Волхонка, 12

Metro stations:

  • “Kropotkinskaya” (“Кропоткинская”), line 1 (red line) – 0.3 km walking
  • “Borovitskaya” (“Боровицкая”), line 9 (grey) – 0.6 km walking;
  • “Aleksandrovsky Sad” (“Александровский сад”) – 0.7 km walking

The Gallery of the XIX and XX Centuries European and American Art

Moscow, Volkhonka Ulitsa, 14

In the Russian language – Москва, улица Волхонка, 14

Department of Private Collections

Moscow, Volkhonka Ulitsa, 10

In the Russian language – Москва, улица Волхонка, 10

Links

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts website in the Russian, English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese languages

We recommend visiting nearby

Shchusev State Museum of Architecture – 0.8 km walking

Central Exhibition Hall “Manege” – 1.2 km walking

Moscow Kremlin – 1.3 km walking

State Museum of Oriental Art – 1.4 km walking

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