Tretyakov Gallery - Russian Art Moscow

Tretyakov Gallery

Russian art of XI to early XX century.

Address: 10 Lavrushinskiy Pereulok Moscow
Open: 10am - 7.30pm

Closed: Monday

Nearest Metro stations: Tretyakovskaya,  Novokuznetskaya

 

The State Tretyakov Gallery possesses the greatest collection of Russian fine art. Its location right in the middle of everyting, walking distance from Kremlin, in the old district of Moscow, Zamoskvorechye, make it a must-to-see historical and cultural place in the Russian capital.

The collection of the galery is unique as it consists only of best samples of Russian art. This is how the galery was thought to be by its founder, Pavel Tretyakov, and how it remains until now. 

When historicians are asked about the date of foundation of the galery, they usually refer to 1856. This is the year when young Tretyakov first mentioned his idea of creating  a collection, which might later grow into a museum of national art.    

As the years passed, his idea was brilliantly put into practice - in 1892 a large collection of 2,000 paintings, sculptures and drawings of Russian art was presented by Tretyakov. 

At the moment, the collection of the Tretyakov gallery includes over 130 000 masterpieces and samples of best Russian paintings, sculptures and graphics which have been created throughout the centuries by generations of Russian artists. 

 

 



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