Tours to the State Tretyakov Gallery
Among the national art museums of the world the State Tretyakov Gallery holds a special place. Created by efforts of one man, the dedicated collector Pavel Tretyakov, it evolved from the time of it's opening in 1856 into a unique collection of Russian works of art. Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1832-1898) was a Moscow finest merchant and industrialist and one of the men of his day. Having set himself the aim of "collecting the Russian school as it is in it's consecutive development", for more than forty years the founder of the Gallery followed the progress of contemporary artists, acquiring their works directly from the studio or at exhibitions. From a broad range of works he was able to select the best of all. At the gallery you will see the masterpieces of Russian art from the 12th to the early 20th century. For example: "Trinity" by Andrey Rublev, "Lady on Horseback" by Karl Bryllov, "Christ appearing to the people" by Alexander Ivanov, "Ivan the Terrible and his son" by Ilya Repin and many others. Tours are possible in Russian and English language.
Tour lasts approximately 1,5 hour, day off is Monday. Plan of excursion: Department of the Old Russian painting, portrait art of the 18th century, painting of the 19th century.We invite you to visit the Church-Museum of St. Nicolas the Wonderworker-in-Tolmachi of the Tretykov Gallery, where the wonder-working icon of "Our Lady of Vladimir" can be seen.