Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
4.5
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Russian: Музеи изобразительных искусств им. А.С. Пушкина) is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The International musical festival Svyatoslav Richter's December nights has been held in the Pushkin museum since 1981. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts holds one of Russia's largest collections of foreign art from ancient times to the present day. Its modern presentation introduces visitors to the Museum's extensive study collections of toned plaster casts reproducing works of Graeco-Roman art, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The Museum also houses original paintings and sculpture, drawings and examples of decorative and applied art. In the halls on the ground floor original works of art are displayed from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, together with European paintings ranging in date from the 8th to the 8th centuries. Two halls, known as the Italian and Greek Courtyards, contain casts. The halls on the first floor display for visitors casts of art works from Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The halls, hung with paintings, exhibit works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Known for its outstanding temporary exhibitions, this museum also has an impressive permanent collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Garden Ring
How to get there
  • Kropotkinskaya • 4 min walk
  • Borovitskaya • 6 min walk
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Russicum
Moscow, Russia1,250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This grand museum is located on the street Volhonka. Really gorgeous and glorious expositions. Many pictures famous artists.
Definitely I remember👍
Written 13 December 2023
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opera_fanatic47
Arles-sur-Tech, France304 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This is a review of the Main Building of The Pushkin Museum. Reviews of the next-door Gallery of 19th- and 20th-Century European Art, part of Pushkin, are displayed in a separate TripAdvisor listing.

I was disappointed in the Pushkin Museum main building, honestly. A few big names represented by, to my mind, less than first-rate works. I particularly liked the Poussins and the single Greco. Otherwise, I have to say I was not impressed, especially as compared with other museums like this in other cities, and in particularly as compared with the building next door devoted to 19th- and 20th-century art, which is truly spectacular.
Written 6 July 2023
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,057 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I am a little divided on this museum. It has a lot of copies of ancient and Renaissance works. The copies are well done and if you haven't had the opportunity to see the originals or if you are a schoolkid in Moscow it is an opportunity to see them. Many of the other paintings at the main Pushkin are minor works from famous artists or major works from minor artists. I would give this a miss unless you have a lot of time in Moscow. The Pushkin annex across the street called the Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the 19th and 20th centuries is an absolute must-see with one of the best Impressionist collections I have seen outside Paris.
Written 17 March 2023
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H9291JX_
Franklin, TN1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We’ve planned a visit here for the whole single day, because the museum is big and there are several buildings and branches. Two of them are located next to each other: Main building and Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art. So you can spend a day there and enjoy seeing art of several centuries. The permanent exhibition is quite large: paintings, sculptures, vases and other art objects. Later I found out that the holdings of the museum contain around 700 000 art works!!! And also The Pushkin State Museum is in possession of one of the largest world art collections from Ancient Egypt and Greece to our days. You should definitely dive in these ancient artifacts and take pics there!
The second building with 19th and 20th centuries' art is my favorite. Original Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin etc are must see! I could spend a few hours looking at “Lilas au soleil”!
Usually you can buy a combined ticket to two buildings, but due to circumstances you have to buy them separately and strictly by session times.
After watching all the exhibitions you can walk down the street towards The Kremlin. Alexander , They say the garden is magical at any season and I agree with it.
Written 28 December 2021
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Sally M
Jerusalem District, Israel35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
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
Written 17 January 2020
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ginsengNewYork
New York City, NY1,332 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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 ancient Egyptian art)
2. the Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art (excellent)
3. the Private Collections gallery (various private collections, including works by Rodchenko).

The "Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art", as well as the "Private Collections Gallery" are amazing and I'll review them separately.
However, the main building collection housed in a beautiful palace is not worth the detour, especially if you have been to the beautiful museums of Paris, Rome and Florence.
It is unfortunately poorly curated, and chockfull of dusty mediocre plaster copies of world masterpieces!
The only interesting things are some nice Old Masters paintings, and even then, they are not the best.
Better skip this collection and go to the Tretyakov gallery which is wonderful!
Written 11 January 2020
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Takarasina
2,101 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
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 still I was somewhat disappointed. I prefer his landscapes but portraits prevailed. I liked best the one of a dog - yes! - a Pomeranian with a puppy. "Cottage in Moonlight", painted on glass, was also absolutely marvellous.
There were many drawings as well.
Organizers made a good job. The mass of visitors was obviously regulated, they opened an additional cloakroom downstairs, staff was nice to kids, they fetch you with audio guides, etc.
So if you're Gainsborough's fun you won't regret it.
Written 8 January 2020
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ilan s
London, UK190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This museum made a easy way to help its visitors
They brought all the famous art under one place and they don’t care if many of the exhibitions are not original ones
If you go to this museum you can save going to Italian and French famous museums
The heart of this museum is the ancient world
Worth going there
The museum is big but you have to find all the rooms some of them are hidden ones - but don’t miss any
Written 27 December 2019
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Kovit S
Bangkok, Thailand693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
This museum is bursting with Fine Arts, the collection here of Henri Matisse, Gauguin and Picasso have got to be the best there is, not to mention other impressionists and post-impressionists from France. There is also a very valuable collection of Dutch masters Rembrandt and Rubens. And so much more! Yes we had to wait in line but it was worth the wait!
Buy the two day pass if you want to see the museum extensively or arrive late on first day as we did, the two day was not too much more and we didn’t have to wait in line again.
The Egyptian room is also fantastic. The museum could be better curated somehow they seem long on collections and short on space however don’t let that stop you from visiting this world class collections.
Written 19 October 2019
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Helen
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
Lots of famous statues...but not the originals. The painting of lots of Dutchies are original but -unfortunately for me as a Dutchie- not the great masters. Except Jordaens and a couole Rembrandtsz. Most of it from the 17th centuries which was a golden era for painters. The room with impressionists and other painters was closed of due to an temp. Exhibition. Had a cup of coffee after 2 hrs which costed like 60% of entranceticket ( just a small cup...) was a tad disappointed about the replica's but lets face it: for Russians who can not afford to travel ( let alone Paris/louvre) it might be a great way to broaden their knowledge outside the Motherland. Did spend in total 4 hrs.
Written 5 October 2019
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Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is open:
  • Tue - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
  • Fri - Sun 11:00 - 20:00


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