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The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
Address: Volhonka street, 12
Open hours: 10.00 – 19.00
The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum was founded in 1912 by Ivan Tsvetaev, professor of Moscow University. The museum was created on public donations, the most significant part being made by the Russian patron of art Y. Nechaev-Maltsev. The architect of the building was R. Klein. In 1937 the museum was named after the great Russian poet A. Pushkin.
This museum possesses a collection of European art second in Russia to only St. Petersburg's Hermitage. The collection of the museum includes paintings of different schools and epochs. It contains one of the richest collections of the masterpieces of world art from ancient east, the ancient Greek and Rome, Western Europe (medieval art, art of the period renaissance and classicism, and a unique collection of paintings of the French impressionists).
In this museum you can find masterpieces by Botticelli, Veronese, Tiepolo, Poussin, Vatto, Bouche, Corot, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gaugin, Mattise and Picasso.
At present the collection of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts constitutes more then 500.000 works of art — paintings and sculptures, graphic art, decorative art, archaeological monuments and numismatic items, photography. No wonder it attracts a lot of visitors daily.