The State Fine arts museum named after Pushkin (1,5 – 2 hours) was opened in 1912 as one of the prominent depositories of plaster casts of world art.
The collection also includes originals: from Ancient Egypt, Greek vases, Fayum Portraits, Byzantine icons of the 13th – 15th centuries, works by Rubens and Rembrandt etc.
After the Socialist Revolution in the 1920-s the museum collection was added with works by Western-European painters (the Museum of Rumiantsev, the collection of S.M.Tretiakov, the Hermitage, nationalized privet collections).
Since 1994 Priam’s Treasures or the Treasures of Troy from Schliemann’s excavations are on permanent display.
The Gallery of European & American Art of the 19th–20th Centuries is a brunch of the Pushkin Museum of Fine arts. The gallery is located next door to the Pushkin Museum.
Opened for visitors:
Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Ticket office and last admission until 7 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Ticket office and last admission until 8 p.m.
Day off: Monday
Entrance fee 300 rub/person;
Joint ticket: main building + Gallery of European & American art of the 19-20 century 550 rub/person
Children under 16 – free of charge