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Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
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Private Pushkin Arts Museum Half Day Tour in Moscow
Ranked #25 of 2,409 things to do in Moscow
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Fee: Yes
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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“European collection is excellent”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

As my main interest in Art is the European Impressionist artists, I thoroughly enjoyed the European Collection. As this is a separate ticket to the main Museum, I chose to visit only this exhibition. I enjoyed works of Art by Renior, Monet, Manet, Degas, Van Gough, Cezanne and many more..Loved it!

Visited July 2014
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“Outstanding Collection of 19C and 20C European Art”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a review of the 19C and 20C European and American Art section of the Pushkin State Museum at 14 Volkhonka St., which is separate from the main part of the Museum next door and which charges a separate admission fee, currently 300 rubles for an adult. This gallery, which used to be a wing of the main Museum, is devoted chiefly to Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and the collection is absolutely superb. The gallery is of medium size and was not at all busy when we were there in May. We had lots of uninterrupted time in front of works by our favourite painters. Many of the paintings are relatively unfamiliar, but most are really superb. For example, I was delighted to see Van Gogh's "The Red Vineyard," the only painting he sold in his lifetime.

Visited May 2014
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“Go if you have nothing much to do.”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

With quite a lot of replicas, no wonder there isn't much people there. The staff there can't communicate at all.

Visited August 2013
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“Exhibitions are more interesting than the collection”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was one of the top recommended museums in my first trip to Moscow, so I was excited about visiting it. Unfortunately the long lines were tiring, and the collection disposal was confusing, as it seemed they missed criteria (chronology? similarity? geography?). The amount of plaster casts, although curious, was a bit of a turn-off. But I could see 2 temporary exhibitions that made the visit worth the time and the money.

Visited July 2014
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Rembrant was one of the great masters -he paints old people like no other painter -The " Portrait of an old woman" is magnificent. Dutch & Flemish art is well represented by Breughel, Van Dyck & Rubens. A great collection of still lifes by Frans Snyders -not only are the paintings large but it is the most I have seen of the artist in one room - exceptional. French art has never been my cup of tea - but a wide selection from the early 17th. century to the mid !9th century. A very interesting collection of ancient civilizations. They also had a modern Russian painting exhibition - some serious wacky stuff ! Sure there are fakes, done in the Soviet era due to travel restrictions - but they are not badly done & can be walked through quite quickly. This museum seems to have had a bad press because of the fakes - but there are a lot of excellent originals to admire.Nice little Costa across the road for a sandwich etc - cheap & cheerful & not bad.

Visited May 2014
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