Right from the Byzantine era, Russia is famous for its rich artistic heritage. The country plays a significant role in the global art scene as most of its works of art reflect necessary cultural and social changes throughout the centuries. European and western influence across the ages is well represented in the Russian art of the 17th and 18th centuries until the 19th century when the country witnessed social reforms and liberal forces that changed its artist styles and culture. Are you looking to explore the beautiful works of Russian art? Then you should head down to some of its museums. Russian museums hold an extensive collection of Russian culture and history; it is the best place to get educated about the country. We bring you some of the museums you would love to visit in Russia.
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Thewas unveiled in 1999, located in the old section of Tverskoy District of Moscow. The museum is the first ever Russian state museum to focus exclusively on the Russian art of the 20th and 21st century. The museum holds a private collection of over 2000 works by Russian artists. Over the years, the museum has grown to become one of the most extensive collections of modern and contemporary Russian art in the country.
The museum holds a vast collection that represents the change of the event grant; you will find the works of famous Russian artists such as Kazimir Malevich, Pavel Filonov, Marc Chagall and Natalia Goncharova. The museum displays the works of popular European artists like Pablo Picasso and even the legendary Salvador Dali. You will be thrilled to magnificent sculptural works from the likes of Alexander Archipenko and Ossip Zadkine, even the collections of Niko Pirosmani is displayed in the museum. Besides going through the already present collections, you enjoy a host of temporary exhibitions and events that happen throughout the year.
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
The Pushkin Museum of fine arts was unveiled in 1912 at the reign of Emperor Alexander III and named in honor of the legendary famous poet, Alexander Pushkin in 1937.The museum holds extensive collections of both Russian and foreign art; you will find an excellent mixture of ancient and modern or contemporary times. The permanent collections present here include objects and paintings from Ancient Egypt, Greek, Rome, 7th to 18th-century European arts, works of the middle age and renaissance.The museum is made up of six significant buildings that are in the center of Moscow; four of the buildings is at the Volkhonka Street.
The Russian Museum
The Russian Museum became the first state museum of Russian fine art in the whole country and opened for business in St. Petersburg in 1898. The museum holds a strong collection of the Russian arts from the 17th to 20th century; you will hardly find any modern or contemporary work of art here.You will enjoy the vast collections of works, graphic art, sculpture, folk art, decorative and applied art as the objects found here is aimed at giving visitors a visual expression of the Russian cultural and artistic ideas.