Excursions

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is located in the center of the city and represents the biggest collection of European artworks in Moscow.

Opening hours    11:00-19:00 , Day off – Monday

Tour duration is about 2,5 hours  and includes visit to one of the Departments of the Museum.  Complex tour for Three departments will take you 4 hours , however after your tour ends you may stay in the most interesting for you department and spend there more time to admire  collection.

      Main Building

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is located in the center of the city and represents the biggest collection of European artworks in Moscow. The museum was founded in 1912. Collection of the Pushkin Museum consists of diversity of artworks by Western artists from antiquity to the XX century. For the first thirty years of it's existence the museum had a lot of objects of art which have been transferred from other museums. Thus, in 1923 the museum got paintings from State Museum Fund and Moscow Public Museum, in 1930 the Hermitage paintings of Botticelli, Cranach, Poussin and David were transferred as well. Nowadays collection of the Pushkin Museum includes more than 560 000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, works of applied art, numismatic and archaeological monuments, art photography: they are all represented in the halls with varied and unique interiors.

19th and 20th Century European and American Art

The Gallery of Art from the Countries of Western Europe and America of the 19th and 20th centuries is a new Department within the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. It opened its doors to the public in August 2006.Pride of place in this gallery is assigned to the painting of French impressionists, post-impressionists and masters from the early-20th century: Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, members of the "Nabis" group, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, André Derain and Henri Rousseau.. In a new display it is possible to find works by representatives of other European schools as well and also works of American painters. Alongside canvases by Kandinsky, Chagall and Georgio de Chirico hang pictures by Achille Funi, Karl Hofer, Felice Casorati, H. Grundig, F. Beringer and Rockwell Kent. Works by major European sculptors are also on display – Barye, Rodin, Maillol, Bourdelle, Ossip Zadkine and Hans Arp.

Private Collections

The museum was created in 1985 as a branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. It collects and exhibits private collections. The gallery was first opened for visitors in 1994. It is located in a mansion of the XVIII-XIX centuries, next to the main building of the Pushkin State Museum. The museum's collections are based on donations from I. Zilbershtein, A. Rodchenko, A. Tyshler, L. Pasternak, D. Sternberg and renowned Russian collectors.