It is a brunch of the Fine Arts Museum n.a. Pushkin located in the next building (a light-green house to the right off the main museum building).
The gallery contains a famed assemblage of French Impressionists works, based on the collection of two well-known Moscow art patrons, Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov.
It includes representative paintings by Degas, Manet, Renoir and Pisarro, with an entire room dedicated to Monet. The gallery displays many of the most famous paintings by Matisse, such as Goldfish; some lesser-known pieces by Picasso; a few exquisite primitive paintings by Rousseau; and works by Miro, Kandinsky and Chagall.
The museum also contains several pieces by Van Gogh, including the scorching Red Vineyards and the tragic Prison Courtyard, painted in the last year of his life. There is an entire room devoted to works by Gauguin, representing his prime period.
Opened for visitors:
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Ticket office until 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Ticket office until 8:00 p.m.
Day off: Monday
Entrance fee 300 rub/person
Joint ticket: to the main building + the Gallery of European & American art of the 19-20 century 550 rub/person