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The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex that is currently in possession of one of the largest world art collections from Ancient Egypt and Greece to our days. Today the holdings of the museum contain around 700 000 art works of different epochs. The jewel of the collection is French art of the XIX – XX centuries – one of the most famous collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in the world.
The museum founded in 1912 is located in the historical center of Moscow, not far from the Kremlin. Each year The Pushkin Museum presents the world-class exhibitions to the public. For the past year the museum has realized 43 projects in Moscow, abroad and in regions of Russia. Among them are the exhibitions “The Cranachs: between Renaissance and Mannerism”, “Leon Bakst. In Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth”, “Raphael. Poetry of the Image”, “Olympia by Edouard Manet from the Collection of the Museum d’Orsay”, “Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection” in the Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris.
The Museum is also opened to contemporary art and attempts to engage modernity and classic art works in a mutual dialogue. Due to the active scientific, research and exhibition activities, music festivals, artistic and educational work with adults and children The Pushkin Museum is now one of the most important cultural centers of Russia, which is visited by more than one million people per year. Nowadays the museum is going through extensive reconstruction, the development of the Museum Town will be the first of its kind in Russia. [source]