Gallery of European & American Art of the 19th & 20th Centuries
- ul Volkhonka 14
- 495 203 1546
- adult/student R300/150
- 10am-6pm Tue, Wed & Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm Thu
Lonely Planet review for Gallery of European & American Art of the 19th & 20th Centuries
The Pushkin Fine Arts Museum is expanding and the first step was to move its excellent collection of 19th- and 20th-century European art next door into its own gallery. A collective ticket to both museums, as well as the Museum of Private Collections, is available for adults/students for R500/300.
The new gallery contains a famed assemblage of French Impressionist 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. Rodin’s sculptures include pieces from the Gates of Hell and the Monument to the Townspeople of Calais. 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. The rich collection of 20th-century art continues to grow, with recent additions by Arp and others.