Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

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Moscow's largest museum of Western art, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts holds one of the most significant collections of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works in the world. Opened in 1912, this institution also displays Renaissance masterpieces, notably works by Botticelli, Tiepolo, Veronese, and Rembrandt. An exhibit dedicated to ancient civilizations, a major draw for history buffs, contains examples of Egyptian ritual items, sarcophagi, jewelry, and weapons. Pay special attention to the displays featuring 2000-year-old artifacts from the purported site of ancient Troy, excavated in the 1870s by German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. Pick up an audio guide at the info desk in front of the museum shop. Put Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts into our Moscow travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Moscow.
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  • Beautiful boutique museum. An inviting selection of French Impressionists. Well worth the visit. Well staffed and curated. Definitely deserves a 2nd visit next time in Moscow  more »
  • The Pushkin Museum is made up of 3 separate exhibition spaces with separate tickets: 1. the Main Building ( zillions of ugly plaster copies of world masterpieces, some nice Old Masters, some dusty.....  more »
  • We were there on the 4th of January. It's New Year/Christmas holidays in Russia so it was a day-off but the queue was not that long - ca. an hour's waiting. Thomas Gainsborough is not my hero but...  more »
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  • Great museum. I went in particular for a special exhibition that was going on. I found it amusing that rather than have the exhibition in it's own space they simply covered up the permanent collection works with black cloths and scooted the sculpture out of the way. It became a backdrop for the amazing collection on display. Overall the building is old and interesting. The gift shop is not really a shop. More of a concession stand type setup. I like a good museum shop where you can wander around looking at everything. This is very limited. As an American I was disappointed that they didn't have a copy of the exhibition catalog in English. HINT: Order your tickets online to avoid potentially long lines!! Then you can scoot right in the side door and off you go..
  • Amazing museum that holds, we saw the the exhibit of impressionist artists and it was looking into a book of art history. All the masters and some of their greatest works, ground floor of the museum especially the Egyptian room is worth seeing, many of the sculptures are plaster reproductions however. Opens at 11 recommend getting tickets ahead of time as the line in can be a tad long and e-tickets entitles you to skip it
  • Must visit while in Moscow. There is fabulous contrast between the permanent collection and the temporary at the moment. The new collections always provide something new and exciting to admire and walk through. Absolutely buy tickets only and set a time beforehand, the line was over 2 hours waiting when we were there, worth the wait but be smart and book ahead. There's also lots to see in the area so make a day of it!
  • Wonderful museum with world-ranked collections. To note collection of impressionists - one if the best in the world, thanks to brothers Shchukin, from whom it was stolen after 1917. Also to note that it's may be the only museum, which was primary designed as museum of copies - to make best examples of world art accessible for Russian people. Very modern thoughts - and it was more than 100 ago!
  • One of the places you cannot miss while visiting Moscow. It is difficult to find such a wast collection of impressionists under one roof. Best to book online tickets in advance (as soon as you book your flight) as museum is loved by locals as well as foreigners. We did not know that so we spent 2 hours in a line, but it was definitely worth it. Most recommend!

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