The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is recognized as one of the largest and most significant not only in Russia but also in the world. The museum opened in 1912 looks like an ancient Greek temple with columns with a gable and portico. It houses the largest collection of foreign art in Russia, numbering over 700 thousand art works of different epochs from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the present.
One can find the famous works of Botticelli, Poussin, David, Renoir, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Cezanne and Matisse in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. In the new building of the museum, which occupies the historic mansion of the Golitsyn estate on the Volkhonka, the works of such artists as Kandinsky and Marc Chagall as well as the sculptures of Rodin and Antoine Bari are exhibited. The area of the exhibition halls of the museum is truly huge and exceeds 2700 square meters, and the area only of the storage facilities is at least 2300 square meters.