Ulitsa Volkonka 14
Tel. (495) 697 1546
Open: 10am- 7pm Tue- Sun
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.