'Shchukin. Collection's Biography': metro has now a new themed train

'Shchukin. Collection's Biography': metro has now a new themed train
The carriage walls have been decorated with reproductions of paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and other famous artists of the 19th–20th centuries.

A themed train dedicated to 'Shchukin. Collection's Biography' exhibition runs now on the Moscow Metro's Circle Line. Until 15 September, you may attend the exhibition at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

Moscow collector Sergei Shchukin, who lived at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, managed to acquire the most significant European modernism artworks. His collection includes paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and other artists.

The Pushkin Museum researchers and exhibition curators have been engaged in the designing of Rusich train running in the Moscow metro.  The carriage walls are now decorated with copies of legendary paintings. Also, passengers will learn interesting and intriguing facts from painters' life and the history of their relationship with Sergei Shchukin.

In addition to his passion for art collection, Sergei Shchukin was also renowned as a successful entrepreneur, as he managed a large textile factory and was an expert in various fabrics. That is why train's design has also textile patterns, produced at his factory. Textiles have also become one of the exhibition's symbols.

"Moscow metro has long been something more significant than just transport means, as it has become a place where you can learn, discover something new and interesting in different areas. It is a great tradition to run themed trains. A train dedicated to Pushkin Museum's exhibition is the 14th themed train running in the metro today," said Deputy Moscow Mayor, Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov.

Over 15,000 passengers will have an opportunity to view this 'travelling' exhibition.

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Today, 14 themed trains run in the Moscow metro. On average, they carry about three million passengers in six months.

A train dedicated to Pushkin Museum's exhibition, is the 8th themed train launched in 2019. In July alone, three themed trains hit the lines — 'Thank You, Donor!' train dedicated to Moscow Central Diameters, and an upgraded 'Tiger Express' train to run on Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya metro line.