The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

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The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in Russia. It stores Russian masterpieces of art and the ones from Europe and the other parts of the world. The museum building was built in eclecticism style, and nowadays, it is truly a landmark of Moscow.

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts was first opened in 1912, and now it contains nearly 670 thousand masterpieces of sculpture and painting. Also, it has many archeological monuments and numismatic items. But only 1.5% of the collection is displayed.

There are exhibits from antiquity to the 20th century in the collection of Pushkin museum. Each of the halls represents a different period. On the first floor, you will find galleries with ancient artifacts, such as Egyptian halls, Asia and Mediterranean, India, and Latin America. The first floor's unique exhibit is the treasure found by German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann in Troy's excavations from 1871 to 1890.

The Halls of Ancient Greece and Rome is situated on the second floor. There are ancient amphorae, objects of pottery, and sculptures. Here you can find copies of the most famous antique sculptures such as Michelangelo's David and others, and artifacts from these countries dated from the Middle Age and Renaissance.

Also, there are a vast collection of paintings of the 19th and the 20th centuries' painters such as Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso and a group of Byzantium icons.

The exhibition of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is constantly changing. The moving exhibitions of the masterpieces from the famous galleries of the world are often held here too.

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