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MUSEUMS. Tretyakov Art Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasure of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It was formed in 1856 and named after its founder, Pavel Tretyakov, who donated his private collection to the City of Moscow in 1892. Today its collection consists of about 125 000 works of art ranging from the XIth to the beginning of the XXth cc. 

In the halls dedicated to the old Russian art you can see the world's best collection of Russian icons including the famous "Holy Trinity" by Andrey Roublev (15th c.).

In the rooms of the 18th and 1st half of 19th cc art you can see paintings by most famous Russian artists. They vividly show European painting styles of the time, including Classicism and Romanticism. 

Realism of the 2nd part of the 19th C. is represented by a wide range of artists. The Gallery's collection contains most of the important works of this period as they were the foundation of the initial private collection of Pavel Tretyakov. 

Drawings and Engravings of the 18th-early 20th cc are shown in special equipped rooms.

Today the State Tretyakov Gallery occupies 2 buildings: 

  • 10, Lavrushinsky pereulok
  • Metro station - Tretyakovskaya, Novokuznetskaya
  • Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10.00 am to 07.30 pm (last admission at 06.30).
    Closed on Monday.

Tretyakov Gallery (modern building)

  • 10, Krymsky Val
  • Metro station - Oktyabrskaya, Park Kultury
  • Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10.00 am to 07.30 pm (last admission at 06.30).
    Closed on Monday.

The unique of 20th C. Russian art is displayed here. Russian Avant-Garde of the 1910s-1920s is represented by famous works by Kusma Petrov-Vodkin, Kasemir Malevich, Marc Chagall and many other world-known artists. Social realism, the official style of the totalitarian state of the 30s-50s, non-conformist art of the 60s-70s, known as the second Russian Avant-Garde are also displayed here.

You are welcome to visit other museums of Moscow!

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