The original building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts dates from 1895 and was first known as the Alexander III Museum. It was renamed for Pushkin in 1937 on the centennial of the Russian poet’s death. Here you will find: Schlemann’s Gold from ancient Troy, Egyptian Antiquities, paintings by Botticelli, Titian, Vivarini, Palma Vecchio, Bronzino, David Teniers, Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck,  Canaletto, Poussin, Lancret, Boucher, and many others. The Pushkin is also well known for its collection of plaster casts of famous sculptures. During a second visit to the Pushkin Main, a special exhibition of Biedermeier Art from Austria kept us fascinated. Next to the Pushkin Main separated by a narrow street, is the Pushkin’s Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art.

Pushkin Main Building