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Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Celebrates Its Centenary
31.05.2012 13:42
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts Celebrates Its Centenary
Google Doodle marking the centenary of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

One of Moscow's principal landmarks and art depositories, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts celebrates 100 years since the opening on May 31, 1912. The video below documents the moment.

      The main building erected after the designs by R. Klein and V. Shukhov was solemnly opened in presence of the Emperor Nicholas II and was initially named after the Emperor Alexander III. In 1937, however, to mark the centenary of the tragic death of Alexander Pushkin, Russia's foremost poet, the Soviet Government renamed the museum after him.

      Today the museum collection boasts hundreds of masterpieces of Western Art, including paintings by Turner, Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh; sculpture from various periods and countries, including full-size copies of the Ancient Greek and Roman capitols and a statue of David by Michelangelo; photographs, etchings, and crafts donated to the museum by private collectors. The Museum also regularly hosts exhibitions of photographers; only recently a large-scale exhibition of the work of Annie Leibovitz had ended on the museum's grounds.

      We wish the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts many happy returns! 

      Museum's website - www.arts-museum.ru

      


Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: Russian culture Moscow museums Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts   

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