The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow owes its origin to Ivan Vladimirovich Tsvetáiev, a professor who wanted to contribute to education by creating a museum. He worked hard to make this dream come true and, in the end, he succeeded in obtaining the land that would house the museum.
After its inauguration in 1912, the Pushkin Museum developed and grew in tandem with the city, which was transformed following the events that determined the history and personality of the country.
The October Revolution marked a turning point in the history of this museum which, after being nationalized, saw its collection expand dramatically. Many of his works, in fact, came from abandoned villas and museums that closed their doors.
The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts boasts a rich collection. In fact, it includes over 300,000 works, including drawings and engravings, sculptures from Ancient Egypt, Greek vases, paintings by European artists and numerous Byzantine icons.
Monet, Rembrandt, Botticelli, Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir and Matisse are just some of the great masters whose works are proudly preserved inside.