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Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
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Ranked #52 of 2,528 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed July 9, 2014

There are two galleries with a similar name in Moscow.If you want to see an absolutely great collection of european art (Renoir,VanGogh,Picasso,Dufy,Miro,Leger,Russeau,Monet,Arp,Kandinskij,Derain,Matisse...atc),go to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Volkhonka street 14.
If you want to see replicas of old masterpieces sculptures all over the world,go to Pushkin Museum in Prechistenka street 12.
You can go there by metro-Kropotkinskaya.Fine arts -go about 100m left, sculptures -go about 200m right.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Yes, there are some paintings of the great masters like Rembrandt. All the rest is fake. Tons of plaster casts including some of the greatest masterpieces of the world. Probably is useful to teach the Russian children about art, but you don't go to St. petersburg to see replicas of Michelangelo's David of Venus of Milo and this is what you will se there, basicaly. Staff doesn't speak English and doesn't care about provide any service for the visitors. Go there only if you have nothing else to do and it's raining. Ok, there's some Rembrandts...

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Tamara V, Public Relations Manager at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to the Pushkin Museum.

The Pushkin Museum’s collection of plaster casts was installed in 1912, when the museum opened. At that time plaster cast collections were an integral part of museums and academies across Europe but they went out of fashion as travel became easier and education systems changed. The Pushkin Museum has preserved its plaster cast collection and this is a unique opportunity to see a museum as its founder intended it to be. Casts not only provide the opportunity to study ancient works of sculpture and architecture but they also present us with the works as they were more than 100 years ago when the casts were made. Some of the originals have since been destroyed or have deteriorated.

The Pushkin Museum has three exhibition spaces, the Main Building (Old Masters, Ancient Egyptian art, plaster casts), the Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art (best known for its unparalleled collection of French Impressionist painting) and the Private Collections gallery (various private collections, including the world’s largest collection of work by Alexander Rodchenko). There are separate tickets for each building.

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Reviewed June 13, 2014


We visited the Pushkin Museum in February 2013, so not really peak tourist season. This meant we had almost the entire museum to ourselves. I mean it, maybe 10 people in total.

There is a very impressive display of some impressionist pieces. I got to sit in a room alone with Renior, Degas, Cezanne - ALONE! If this display were in the Louvre, it would be spread across many rooms, as the crowd would be overwhelming.

Part of the reason this museum gets rated lowly is the large display of replica statues and marblework. That doesn't exist to dupe tourists. Rather, it goes back to earlier times when it was difficult for Russians to travel outside their borders so was a way for them to see the type of art that existed elsewhere in the world.

Just skip the marblework replicas, and head for the Impressionists. I didn't opt for the audio guide. There were plenty of labels in english for the key works.

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Reviewed June 11, 2014

We only visited the 19th and 20th century European section but it was excellent. Access is in an adjacent building next door to the main and there of three floors of exhibitions. We saw some key impressionist paintings and a number of other excellent examples of French 19th 20th art.

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Reviewed June 11, 2014

This museum is not great. I might go so far as to say it is the least enjoyable thing I've seen on this trip. The artwork is fine, the building is historic, I just found myself not caring about any of the zillion replicas of Greek artwork. If you love that, go here. If you like spending your time learning--go see the rest of Moscow.

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