Gallery of 19th and 20th century European and American Art (Moscow)

 

Ulitsa Volkonka 14

Tel. (495) 697 1546

Open: 10am- 7pm Tue- Sun

 

 

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Description of the Gallery of 19th and 20th century European and American Art

Gallery of European and American art of the XIX-XX centuries-a branch of the Pushkin state Museum. The collection consists of private collections of Shchukin and Morozov. The gallery of European and American art of the 19th and 20th centuries is located in the building of the left wing of the former estate of the princes Golitsyn (mid-18th century). The gallery of European and American art of the XIX-XX centuries was opened as a Museum in 2006.

 

Only the stone gate with the princely coat of arms of the Golitsyns has survived in its original form. The greatest changes affected the left wing. In 1890-1892, it was converted by the architect V. p. Zagorsky into furnished rooms and received the name "Prince's yard". V. I. Surikov, I. E. Repin, A. N. Scriabin, and L. O. Pasternak stayed and lived there for a long time. After the revolution, this building housed various organizations.

After being taken over by the Pushkin state Museum of fine arts, this building was completely reconstructed in 1988-1993. The house opened a Department of the state Museum of fine arts called The Museum of personal collections, which continued the traditions of this building. After all, in this estate in the 60s of the XIX century, an art gallery and antique "rarities" from the collection of M. A. Golitsyn were located accessible to the public. In this sense, the Gallery of European and American art of the XIX–XX centuries takes the baton, because the history of the Gallery's collection is inseparable from the history of Moscow collecting and is associated with the names of famous Moscow patrons such as S. M. Tretyakov, S. I. Shchukin, and I. A. Morozov.

 


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