The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

(4.3/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
Moscow's largest museum of Western art, The 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. Plan to visit The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts during your Moscow vacation using our convenient Moscow trip itinerary builder.
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  • Was in this Museum for the first time in 15 years. Really liked it. Here you can find paintings and sculptures, weapons and jewelry. The main building is not very large (two floors) but the number of works of art per square meter just rolls over. Each Hall plunges you into its era and you literally dissolve in it. That would get around the main building and get acquainted with all the exhibits you will need about one and a half hours (assuming that you will not be able to delve into the history of all the paintings and each bust). Required for visit!
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  • A Museum of the State in which a large quantity of works-not know tell exactly what percentage-are copies, is disappointing. Understandable only by their so-called didactic function. Sorry for having lost a morning of our trip. He would not again
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  • You are a paintings fan, you will see there lots of European and impressionist paintings; taking pictures is permitted, no flash Impressive, Monet, Matisse, Picasso etc and Russian painters, pretty go...  more »
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  • The temporary exhibitions are very cool and enlightening. When we were there, there was a Leon Bakst exhibition. I had never seen anything like it. However the main exhibition had some cool, original relics for example in the Egyptian section. However I was a little disappointed in all the copies they had. In one way it was a nice way to share these artworks for those who don't have the time or money to reach the originals. However in another way it felt a bit tacky. Absolutely everyone recommended this museum to us, however I would imagine Moscow sports better museums.
  • Beautiful collection of europe renaissance, ancient egypt, greek, sumer and rome.
  • Fantastic museum laid out in chronological order from Egypt to 17th century. Great sculpture. Another wing has modern works.
  • The exhibitions are mostly very professionally prepared, thanks to very professional curators! The café is not so good
  • One of the best galleries in Moscow, I can highly recommend the building with art of Europe and America of 19-20th century. The main building is not too interesting for me. The department of private collections is good, but it depends on current exhibitions