The Department of Private Collections is a unique Moscow art museum. The exhibits are presented not in the chronological or thematic sequence that we are used to seeing in ordinary art museums, but according to the principle of compiling the collection itself.
The memorial studio-museum of sculptor S.T. Konenkov is one of small and little-known museums. The most valuable part of the display is undoubtedly Konenkov’s own works - this museum in Pushkin Square contains the largest collection of his works in Russia.
Nicholas Roerich Museum is unique for its colours and atmosphere. The Museum has ten thematic exhibit halls each devoted to one of the life path stages of the Roerichs and their sons. Nicholas Roerich's paintings hold a special place in the Museum.
The Burganov House is a small museum of modern sculpture, which evolved out of the studio of Alexander Burganov, a laureate of the USSR State Prize. It is a successful attempt to involve the audience in the varied and exciting world of three-dimensional art.
Opened in 2011 in Zamoskvorechye district, the Institute of Russian Realist Art (IRRA) is a Moscow private art museum reviving the tradition of art patronage in Russia. It boasts one of the largest collections of 20th-century Russian realist art.
Despite being one of the newest museums in Moscow it by right ranks among Russia’s top museums of culture. Its holdings comprise handicrafts, collections of ceramic and porcelain items, toys, household items, and traditional clothes of peoples of Russia.
The Andronikov Monastery of the Saviour, one of Moscow’s oldest monasteries, is home to Andrei Rublev Museum of Old Russian Art and Culture. The museum’s collection hosts 11th-19th-century Old Russian artifacts, with a special focus on icons.
The State Museum of Ceramics is the only ceramics-themed museum in Russia, boasting one of the best collections in the world. The museum collection displays artwork from ancient Greece, Rome, and Near East, along with Western European and Russian creations.
Gallery of 19th and 20th Century European and American Art, a subdivision of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, is located in an old, beautiful building to its left. It boasts a rich collection of works of Western art from 1810 to the late 20th century.
The branch of the State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val is entirely devoted to 20th century Russian art. It is there that you can see the first version of Malevich’s "Black Square", Tatlin’s "Letatlin", Mashkov’s still lifes and Konchalovsky’s portraits, etc.
There is a truly remarkable Moscow art museum located on a quiet lane near the Garden Ring in Moscow. The museum is the house of Viktor Vasnetsov, a famous Russian artist. Viktor Vasnetsov is a past master of painting who created the Neo-Russian style.
The A.S. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest Moscow art museums in the capital. It exhibits a great collection of foreign art and full-size plaster models of major monuments of the ancient, medieval, and Renaissance periods.
The State Tretyakov Gallery is one of Russia’s largest art galleries. The Tretyakov Gallery mainly exhibits classical Russian art – paintings, sculptures, icons, and works of decorative arts and crafts from the 11th to the early 20th century.
Ilya Glazunov Art Gallery presents works by a prominent Russian painter, holder of the UNESCO medal for ‘outstanding contribution to world culture’. He interprets the history of Russia and its role in the development of human civilization in his artwork.