Tour to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is located just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. It is the largest museum of European art in Moscow. Its collection consists of more than 670000 pieces of European art, including artworks from antiquity to the 20th century. You can find the masterpieces of Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir and Monet here. Also there is collection of Ivan Morozov and Sergei Shchukin which was nationalized by the Soviet Government. The museum was named after Alexander III at first but in 1937 it was renamed in honour of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin dubbed the “father” of modern Russian literature.
From 1990, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a subject-matter of dispute with Germany because after WWII in 1945, the USSR had confiscated the Priam’s Treasure and Treasure of Eberswalde as a war trophy. Thought to be missing for a long period of time, treasures were found in the storage rooms of the Museum by western German journalists. While negotiations between countries continue, the Treasures are exhibited to the general public. The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will be interesting to all fine art lovers.