The exhibition "Shchukin. Biography of a Collection"
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will present one of the most prominent collections of European Modernist art, encompassing the most important artistic trends of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibition, extraordinary in its scale and content, will occupy almost the entire museum space. The project will show the history of Sergei Shchukin’s compilation of his collection through his personality, his family’s biography, and the cultural and historical context. To help recreate that context, the collections of Sergei Shchukin’s brothers Pyotr, Dmitry, and Ivan will also be displayed. The exhibition will include masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gaugin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and other masters. The objective of the exhibition is to display one of the world’s largest collections as completely as possible. The collection, which was divided among museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 1948, will be reunited at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts exhibition. This event will be a triumph for Russian culture.