The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is righteously considered to be one of the most beautiful points of interest in Moscow. Currently, it possesses a colossal collection of art masterpieces, dating from Ancient Egypt to present days. Including this object of cultural heritage into their Moscow tours, travelers get a unique opportunity to see almost 700 000 treasures of art belonging to different epochs and nations.
Bearing the name of Russia’s greatest author, the Pushkin Museum does not have anything to do with literature. It’s only about art. Don’t let this fact confuse you and read about this magnificent tourist attraction.
The Pushkin Museum is comprised of three buildings:
- The Main building, exhibiting the samples of ancient art, the famous Priam’s Treasure, the masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age and much more.
- The Gallery of the European and American Art of the XIX-XX centuries, including the paintings by Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, Matisse, and Picasso. ⠀
- The Gallery of Private Collections, closed until 2019.
The former two are the most interesting for both Russian and foreign guests of the city. Let us find out what can you see in these parts of the museum.
The Main Building and the Gallery
This world-known gallery, which is often referred to as one of the most interesting places in Russia, shows its guests the centuries-old objects of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Italian art. Here, you’ll enjoy the beauty of Antique vases, cameos, busts, statues, and canvases created by long-forgotten masters of previous epochs. At the same time, this section of the Pushkin Museum has a variety of masterpieces painted by world-known artists, such as Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Bernardo Bellotto, Esteban Murillo, Claude-Joseph Vernet, and many others.
Selecting the best places to visit in Moscow, do not forget about The Gallery of the European and American Art, the second important building of our today’s museum. It impresses its numerous guests with calm and mysterious rooms demonstrating the world’s finest masterpieces created by Francisco Goya, Edouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Caspar David Friedrich, and other maitres. Take a private guide in Moscow, and he’ll show you the most impressive parts of the Gallery.
Tips for Tourists
Sometimes, apparently because of its name, this sightseeing is confused with the State A.S. Pushkin Museum, which is entirely devoted to the life and work of this author and bears no relation to fine arts. If you don’t feel like getting lost in Russia’s capital, take time to find and remember the address of the place you’re going to visit. So, where is Pushkin Museum situated? It’s in Volkhonka Street, directly across from the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
Opening hours and ticket cost in 2018:
The Main Building and the Gallery are open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
On Thursdays and Fridays the museum is open an hour longer, till 9:00 PM.
Tickets cost 400 rubles for adults and 200 rubles for kids.
Hope, you’ll enjoy the beauty and richness of this cultural heritage site, called the country’s second greatest museum of fine arts after the Tretyakov Art Gallery.