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Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

#22 of 2,375 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Volhonka St., 12, Moscow 119019, Russia
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Tue - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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This is one of Moscow's most popular museums. It is filled with Russian history. I recommend visiting here

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This is one of Moscow's most popular museums. It is filled with Russian history. I recommend visiting here

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Interesting museum, resembles a lot the Met in New York. Broad spectrum of things to see. Lots of small artifacts on display.

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It enjoyed this museum. It has a few select pieces and together with the European & American Arts Museum is worth a trip there.

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It's really not clear that the impressionists and later are in a separate building next door. With, of course, its own entrance charge. This building houses a museum of artefacts from the ancient world up to Dutch paintings of the Golden Age. There is a generous helping of Rembrandts. But the most famous items are next door and it is... More 

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We are not polished art connoisseurs, but this museum has full-sized amazing reproductions of all the greatest art works. It was like finding a treasure of all the famous art works collected together in one museum. Amazing! I only wish my kids had been with me to experience it all, as well. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon---out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The vast variety of paintings is mind blowing, Picasso, Monet Degas, the whos who of world famous Russian and European paintings. I could have stayed there for days. hardest painter to find in Russia was Kandinsky. You will not be disappointment.

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If you are into arts, there are three places you have to go in Moscow: 1. Tretyak Gallery; 2. Tretyak New Art Gallery (by Gorky Park), 3. Pushkin Museum. All places are excellent and comparable to Ermitazh in St. Pete. Pushkin museum is highly recommended, here you will also see the art which was allegedly stolen in France during Napoleon... More 

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The Schliemann excavations from Troy were not that impressive, but the artefacts from Euphrat and Tigris are exceptionel. Unfortunately we could not find the collection of the Impressionist paintings which are in second building

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A museum full of reproductions? Very odd and disappointing! Very few original pieces, they all seem to be plaster cast copies!

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I have seen this museum after having seen the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, thus I might have underestimated the real value of the Pushkin. The Museum is really big, with a lot of stuff, but the masterpieces are very few, and most of the more beautiful works of art are copies of Italian sculptures (which is perfectly fine if you... More 

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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.
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