Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
The Pushkin Museum founded in 1898 holds over half a million of exhibits dating from the ancient times to the present. First intended as a teaching museum of Moscow University with its collection, based primary on plaster casts of classical sculptures, it soon became the depository of the originals. Its unique collection of casts still keeps its significance.
During a tour you will enjoy outstanding art from great masters of the Renaissance, as well as canvases by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin, Tiepolo and others. A real treasure is the collection of paintings by French impressionists and post-impressionists Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cesanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and 20th century masters Matisse and Picasso.
There is a famous collections of Ancient Egyptian pieces of art and culture, monuments of Antique Art, Gold of Troy, Fayum portraits of the 2nd century, Italian and Byzantine icons of the 13th -15th centuries, rich collections of the archeological pieces, numismatics and applied art. The museum has recently celebrated its centenary. It has won recognition as an outstanding cultural, educational and academic center both at home and abroad. Cultural historical organisms, like people, have their own cycles of development, their own "internal clock". In spite of its years the museum shows no signs of ageing. On the contrary it moves with the times alert to the present day and responsive to its needs. Which probably explains why people expect something new from it and are not disappointed.
Following by an experienced guide you will never lose your way in the numerous halls and collections. The guide will help you to find the museum's highlights and give a wonderful story about them.