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Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: Volhonka St., 12, Moscow 119019, Russia
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Phone Number: 7-495-697-95-78
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Russian: Музеи изобразительных...

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Russian: Музеи изобразительных искусств им. А.С. Пушкина) is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The International musical festival Svyatoslav Richter's December nights has been held in the Pushkin museum since 1981.

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts holds one of Russia's largest collections of foreign art from ancient times to the present day. Its modern presentation introduces visitors to the Museum's extensive study collections of toned plaster casts reproducing works of Graeco-Roman art, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The Museum also houses original paintings and sculpture, drawings and examples of decorative and applied art.

In the halls on the ground floor original works of art are displayed from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, together with European paintings ranging in date from the 8th to the 8th centuries. Two halls, known as the Italian and Greek Courtyards, contain casts. The halls on the first floor display for visitors casts of art works from Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The halls, hung with paintings, exhibit works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Known for its outstanding temporary exhibitions, this museum also has an impressive permanent collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art.

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Small but wonderful collection of C19 and early C20

The small collection of modern art is housed next door to the main museum. I had been blown away by the Impressionist, other C19 and Cubist works in St Petersburg; this... read more

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The small collection of modern art is housed next door to the main museum. I had been blown away by the Impressionist, other C19 and Cubist works in St Petersburg; this collection is smaller but nearly as impressive. It includes significant works by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cezanne and Picasso; a selection of Rodin bronzes; even some Daumier and Fyninger. So... More 

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We went to Pushkin our first day in Moscow. The rain was coming down in torrents. We were far from our hotel and had no umbrella or even raincoats. An amazingly kind lady at the hospitality and membership desk kept calling taxis until she found one to come. When it arrived, she walked us out with her umbrella and around... More 

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We had a wonderful visit at this special museum. It's not so big that it wears you out, yet has a stunning collection. Cafe is small, so be sure to eat before entering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited the 19th and 20th Century European and American Art Building. As an Impressionist Art lover I was very impressed with the collection displayed in this section of the museum. In roughly 1 hour I was able to see excellent paintings by Matisse, Degas, Monet and Gaugin. You cant get better than that by paying only 300 rubles! Highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the museum looks ok from outside but when u go in (ticket price 300 rubles) its huge and lovely interiors for every section of exhibits of the world. HIGHLY influenced by Italian Arts. but in general russia felt like a wanna be of Italy, anyways coming back to Pushkin they have some really amazing masterpieces in the sculpture and painting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this excellent museum with our kids. Many of the exhibits moved in Hermitage, St. Petersburg... However this museum is a must see! Do not miss also the the better adjacent museum of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has different paintings every time. Not the best of course but sometimes you can find Van Gohgs and I saw a collection of some Rembrandts. Discount if you take your student ID with you don´t forget!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The name “Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts” is a misnomer in two important respects. First, it’s really three adjacent museums (more about that below). Second, it has nothing to do with the poet Pushkin, but was simply a convenient and famous name they chose to use. The Pushkin Museum is basically across the street from Christ the Savior Cathedral, so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited only the center building. Big amount of the sculptures were replicas,that was a bit of a dissapoitment. The egyptian section was cool

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only planned a relatively short visit (1 - 1.5 hours) to see this museum, primarily hoping to see the Impressionists. It would have helped if I spoke Russian because I was not able to communicate in English sufficiently to the ticket sellers or to the gallery "guards" what I was primarily seeking -- I tried asking to see the... More 

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Khamovniki
Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own – here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or river cruise during the summer and taxi in winter as many of the great places are situated beyond a short walk.