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Four Museums is a new cultural project for the city of Moscow founded by four leading institutions: the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and V-A-C Foundation’s GES-2 House of Culture.

Masterpieces of Russian art at the Tretyakov Gallery, a remarkable collection of old master, impressionist, and modernist works at the Pushkin Museum, contemporary art exhibitions and an art history archive at Garage, an open experimental platform producing new culture at GES-2: Four Museums is where the past and present of global culture meets Moscow’s rich history and dynamic contemporary reality.

The Four Museums project is based on original, pedestrian itineraries that include well-known and unusual urban locations, museum collections and temporary exhibitions, music and performance and learning programmes and events. The itineraries are tailored to accommodate all interests, ages and needs.

One of the largest collections of foreign art in Russia from ancient times to the present day.
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest art collections of foreign art in Russia from ancient times to the present day. In the museum’s main building one can view important works of world painting- works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Botticelli, Canaletto, Poussin, masters of the Northern Renaissance and other outstanding artists. A special place is occupied by French art works from the 19th-20th Centuries collected by the art patrons Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov who assembled one of the most famous art collections in the world.

The museum’s inventory continues to be actively replenished even today. Since 2018, the Pushkin Museum, as part of the «Pushkin Museum XXI» programme, has begun to assemble Russia’s first collection of media art.
The first philanthropic institution in Russia to create a comprehensive public mandate for contemporary art.
Providing opportunities for dialogue, as well as the production of new work and ideas, the Museum’s extensive program of exhibitions, events, education, research, and publishing reflects current developments in Russian and international culture. Central to these activities is the Museum’s collection, which is the only public archive in the country related to the development of Russian contemporary art from the 1950s through to the present.
One of the most popular and most visited museums in the country; it houses and exhibits 11 centuries of Russian art.
The Tretyakov Gallery, which was founded in 1856, holds one of Russia’s largest collections of national art. The works of artists from different eras reflect the diversity of Russian and Soviet art and its contribution to world culture. The Tretyakov Gallery strives to preserve, research and popularize Russian art, as well as to make it more accessible to a wide audience. In the huge collection, it is worth paying particular attention to the outstanding collection of icons, canvases by great artists of the 19th Century, the Russian avantgarde as well as of contemporary art.
An institution engaged in the creation of contemporary culture and its presentation to as broad an audience as possible, it also aims to advance knowledge in this field.
Bringing together theatre, music, fine arts, poetry, opera, dance and cinema under one roof, GES-2 provides open access to all to its works of art and promotes a dialogue between authors and the public, providing them both an opportunity to jointly shape the cultural realm. This is a space of living culture, produced not only by professionals, but also by visitors, a meeting place and one facilitating the common creative production of a wide variety of people.