The collection of the art museum in Ryazan was created at the beginning of the twentieth century through the efforts of enthusiasts - art lovers - through active exhibition activities that accustomed the local public to the perception of professional fine art. After numerous reorganizations of the Soviet era, the museum entered the 21st century under the name Ryazan State Regional Art Museum named after I.P. Pity. ” His collection now includes over 12 thousand genuine works of domestic and Western European masters of the fifteenth and twentieth centuries of various types and genres of art. The permanent exhibition is complemented by monthly exhibitions from the museum’s funds, from collections of other museums in the country, personal and group exhibitions of contemporary artists from Ryazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities. The best works from the museum’s collection are exhibited at exhibitions in many countries of the world. Source: Museum site.