The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex that is currently in possession of one of the largest world art collections from Ancient Egypt and Greece to our days. It was opened in 1912. Today the holdings of the museum contain around 700 000 art works. In the Main building exhibits paintings, prints and drawings, sculpture, applied art, numismatics archaeology and Tsvetaev collection of plaster cast reproductions.
Due to the active scientific, research and exhibition activities, music festivals, artistic and educational work with adults and children The Pushkin Museum is now one of the most important cultural centers of Russia, which is visited by more than one million people per year.
At the start of 2017 the museum decided on a new area of activity – Pushkin Museum XXI, – focusing on contemporary Russian andWestern art in all its aspects – exhibitions, education and research. Consequently, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is an open and interactive stage, showcasing developments in world culture from antiquity to the present, a living space to receive knowledge and communication bringing back childhood memories.
19th and 20th Century European and American Art
The pride of the Gallery consists of the paintings by French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and masters of the early 20th century: Claude Monet, August Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Andre Derain and Menri Rousseau. In the new display you can see works by representatives of other European schools, and also American art. Alongside the canvases of Vasily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall and Giorgio de Chirico are pictures by Aquille Funi, Carl Hofer, Felice Casorati, Hans Grundig, Volker Bohringer and Rockwell Kent. The work of such eminent European sculptors as Antoine-Louis Barye, Auguste Rodin, Aristide Maillol, Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, Ossip Zadkine and Hans Arp is also represented.