The State A.S. Pushkin Museum is the first museum in Moscow that is dedicated to the life and the creativity work of the famous Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. The museum complex was founded in 1957 on the territory of the former urban mansion belonged to the family Khruschev-Selezniov on the street Prechistenka 12/2. After its reconstruction and restoration in 1997 it became a modern multifunctional cultural center with 300 visitors annually. In the halls of the main mansion building the exposition "Pushkin and his epoch" is situated. The collection of the museum numbers more than 165 thousands of museum items (including items from the scientific-subsidiary fund). Art works of world significance, for example, works of Tropinin, Kiprensky, Brullov, Petrov-Vodkin, Korovin and others of the 19 - 20th centuries are displayed there.
The system of open storage is developed in the State A.S.Pushkin Museum. Annually the museum implements about dozens of exhibition projects, holds about 100 concert programmes, literary lecturing, international scientific conferences and seminars. One of its particular activities is the work with children audience. There are a lot of interactive programmes, membership tickets, theatrical and museum projects, New Year balls for children.
The State A.S.Pushkin Museum has several affiliates: "A.S.Pushkin Memorial Apartment in Arbat Street" (Arbat str., 53), "Andrey Beliy Memorial Apartment" (Arbat str., 55), memorial "I.S. Turgenev House-Museum" (Ostozhenka str., 37), "V.L.Pushkin House-Museum" (Staraya Basmannaya str., 36. On restoration now). Also the museum complex includes exhibition halls on Arbat street, where exhibitions of modern artists are held