Pushkin Museum, Expanding, Puts Stars Center Stage

“The State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Russian capital’s premier repository of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works, has opened the Gallery of Art of the Countries of Europe and America of the 19th-20th Centuries, devoted to the best of its collections from those periods. The expansion nearly doubles the display space for 19th- and 20th-century art, said Irina Antonova, the museum’s director. Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Matisse and Picasso all have separate halls…. It is all part of a goal to create a ‘museum town’ in the heart of Moscow….”