The exposition covers five centuries of the history of European drawing - from the end of the XV to the middle of the XX century. From the rich graphic collection of the museum, the best examples of different national schools were selected - Italian, French, German, Dutch, Flemish and Russian. Viewers will see rarely exhibited works by such masters as Dürer, Veronese, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Watteau, Fragonard, Tiepolo, David, Ingres, Daumier, Friedrich, Bryullov, Degas, Renoir, van Gogh, Vrubel, Kandinsky, Mark, Nolde, Picasso , Leger, Matisse, Malevich, Chagall.
The museum's collection has about 27,000 drawings belonging to different national schools, and covers all the most significant periods of the history of art. The current exhibition gives an idea of the variety of graphic techniques and different manners of drawing, allows us to trace the change in styles and artistic trends in the history of drawing, which reflected the general trends in the development of European art over several centuries.