Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
first the Museum had on display plaster copies of ancient, medieval
and Renaissance sculptures, and only a few originals: nine paintings
by various artists, a set of Egyptian antiques, Greek vases, Italian
paintings of the 14th-16th centuries, bronze
articles from France of the 18th and the early 19th
the October 1917 Revolution, priceless treasures of Western European
culture from the former Rumyantsev Museum, the Hermitage and the
Tretyakov Gallery and from nationalized private collections were
handed over to the Museum.
the Museum has about 3,000 paintings (among them works of Rembrandt,
Perugino, Degas), 250,000 drawings and engravings, 100,000 coins and
medals, and a large number of works of applied art.
Museum has been participating in numerous international art
exchanges. There have been exhibitions of the Tutankhamen treasures,
Mexican art and masterpieces from Metropolitan Museum of Art held at
the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Mona Lisa and the Sistine Madonna
have been displayed here.