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“Slightly above average”

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
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Ranked #52 of 2,665 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The nearest metro to Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is Kropotkinskaya. The visit to this museum is therefore best bundled with a visit to the magnificent Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
The main museum building housed most of the exhibits as well as temporary exhibition. Tickets to the temporary exhibition are limited so it is advisable to check online.
The smaller Museum of 19th & 20th Century European and American Arts building is located just next door. The online tickets must be exchanged at this museum.
At the time of my visit, the temporary exhibition was Linden Collection featuring Rembrandt school paintings. The temporary exhibition ticket was very popular and it is advisable to purchase the tickets online.
The long line of people were for those visiting the temporary exhibition only. To visit the permanent exhibition, we skipped the long line and showed our tickets to the staff to enter the museum. Then we visited the Linden Collection by a side entrance at the 2nd Level.
The permanent exhibition consisted of collections from ancient civilizations as well as paintings by European masters. A large portion consists of plaster cast of sculptures from Ancient Greece and Rome as well as Renaissance period. These are replicas and not the actual marble sculptures.
This museum pales in comparison with other great museums and I would not recommend a visit if time is limited.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We went to this Museum after visiting Cathedral of the Christ the Savior. We got down at Kropotkinskaya metro station on Red Line. The main entrance to museum is under renovation and therefore we have to take narrow side lane to enter the place. There is admission ticket and extra charges for audio quide. It houses good collection of European art works in addition to exhibits from ancient Egyptian and and a collection of Tresures of Troy.The audio guide is quite informative and it requires minimum three to four hours to do justice to this marvelous museum.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

you feel alone in the mids of incredible works of art, far from the crowds. Do not expect too many explanations however

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This was worth the walk but it is a jumble of buildings that are being remodelled so you may or may not get to see the bit you want for the next year or so. BUT the staff are fabulous and go out of their way to help you if you end up in the wrong block. Went hunting for the Troy Treasures that made it back here after WWII. In the Classical section there is also a fine collection of face paintings from later Mummies and an amazing cosmetic spoon from Egypt which looks so modern but is over 3000 years old. Apart from that a great collection of statues and another of those museums you could spend a long time in.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Wonderful musuem with artifacts from different civilisations from all over the world. Some very fine replicas and a large amount of rare and exclusive originals. centrally located and easy to get to, but come early to avoid the crowds.

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