The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
European art in the middle of Moscow.

Moscow, Russia, Europe

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts was founded by professor Ivan Tsvetaev who persuaded millionaire and philanthropist Yuriy Nechaev-Maltsov and the fashionable architect Roman Klein that Moscow urgently needed a fine arts museum. After going through a number of name-changes, particularly in the transition to the Soviet-era and the return of the Russian capital to Moscow, the museum was finally renamed to honour the memory of Pushkin in 1937, the 100th anniversary of his death. The Pushkin Museum is now the largest museum of European art in Moscow, and its holdings currently include around 700,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, applied works, photographs, and archaeological and animalistic objects. More information here: