Samara state museum is one of the biggest museums in Russian regions. It is situated in the historical center o Samara, in the clacissist building on Kuibyshev street and has exhibitions rooms on Venzeka street, in the ancient mansion, earlier occupied by merchants Shihobalov’s family.
The museum’s collection was founded in 1897 by samara’s artists, managed by Konstantin Golovkin. Now there are more than 16 thousand pieces of art in collection. Museum has the collection of Russian art of XVII – ХХcenturies, the collection of West-Europe and East art, unique collection of Russian Avantgard and soviet and post-soviet art of XX century.