The State Fine Arts Museum of A.S. Pushkin, formerly the Fine Arts Museum of Alexander III, is one of the largest museums of foreign art in Russia, second only to the State Hermitage.
Its most extensive and valuable collection of Impressionist artists in Russia includes more than 40 paintings by such masters as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The museum has the showrooms dedicated to the history of Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, and a rich collection of paintings, which will make your visit to the museum unforgettable.
The museum has the richest collections of paintings and sculptures of Italy, Germany, France, Flanders, England and other countries. In its galleries, one can see the paintings, sculptures, and the works of applied art executed both in the distant past and nowadays.
The Museum was founded in 1898 due to the financial support of Y.S. Nechayev-Maltsov. The building was constructed in 1904 under the direction of the architects R.I. Klein and I.I. Rerberg, and the engineer V.G. Shukhov. The opening ceremony of the Fine Arts Museum of Alexander III took place on 31 May 1912. The first exhibits of the museum were the works from the Moscow Public Museum and the Museum of Rumyantsev, as well as the paintings from the collections of G.A. Brocar, D.I. Shchukin, I.A. Morozov, and from the National Museum Fund. At present, the collection of the State Fine Arts Museum of A.S. Pushkin numbers more than 560 thousand works of painting, graphic art, sculpture, and applied art.
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Agni Publishing House (Samara, Russia), Nicholas Roerich Museum (New York) and Fine Arts Academy Gallery (Moscow, Russia) have published a unique album, dedicated to the pictorial heritage of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
Will be available on the second volume of a unique publication dedicated to the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
The album was released by the publishing house "Agni" (Samara), with active cooperation of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, as well as the Moscow Gallery Fine Arts Academy and the St. Petersburg State Museum and Institute of the Roerich Family.