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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  • The Pushkin has a solid, if qualitatively modest, collection of paintings by international standards. Add to that a good Egyptian department. Other ancient cultures are also represented, but without any interesting exhibits. One thing should be known: The Pushkin Museum is primarily a large cast collection, because the plaster casts of important works of art from all over the world occupy the largest space in the exhibition space. That's nice to look at, but it doesn't meet my expectations for a famous museum like this. Conclusion: If you really want to have seen the ultimately unspectacular "treasure of the priamos," you can't get around a visit to the museum. Anyone who has already visited some of the most important art collections in the world will not be impressed by the Pushkin and can save the two to three hours in principle.
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  • We paid 500 Rubles each to visit the museum and once inside, they told us that one section in building number one was closed as well as the whole building number two, where the impressionists and othe...  more »
  • We chose to visit this museum mainly to admire the works of the Impressionists, in the hope that it was a small d'orsay. However in this month the exhibition of the Impressionists is not visitable. So we found ourselves in a boring exhibition of copies of works. I recommend therefore, before planning a view in this museum to check on the official website or directly at the ticket office the opportunity to access the Impressionist exhibition.
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  • I honestly did not expect to see 80% of all of the world famous statues I know within half an hour, since I didn’t not do a proper research and just went on my own. That completely caught me off guard. I would highly recommend getting the combo ticket for both the main building and the modern art building, if you are interesting in both ancient arts/relics and modern arts.
  • Such a wonderful museum. Loved it! Easy to get around , cameras allowed (no flash).Not too big so a day would suffice. They have a nice cafe and easy access to the WCs. Something for everyone. Did not go to the impressionist museum next door , but that is another day 🎨
  • The London School Exhibit was amazing. I have no words to describe the level of excitement of seeing the work of Lucius Freud and Francis Bacon. The museum in general has a interesting selection of works from bizantine art, Italian and Germanic Renaissance. It also has a display of egipcian and Greek artifacts. What is special about this museum is that some of the rooms have thematic decors related to the exhibit.
  • Many copies for ancient and classicism parts, but anyway good fine art collection. Cool temporary exhibitions. If you come with kids not loose your time in queue, go to enter #5 (at right side of museum).
  • Near Kremlin it was a very good exhibition with great paintings of well known painters for a good quality/price: 400 RUB (6 EUR) per adult. It was european impressionists and temporary exhibition of posters. There were a short queue (5/10 min) before entry on week-end.
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