Tver regional picture gallery was founded in 1866 (as part of Tver museum). Opened as an independent museum in 1937.
Since 1929 — the Art gallery of the museum of local lore, since 1937 — Kalinin regional picture gallery, from 1990 bears its modern name.
Since 1896 (with a break in the
Section of ancient Russian art includes icons of Tver school of the 14th-16th centuries, unique tver frescoes of the 15th-16th centuries, collection of «Royal gates» and wooden sculpture, collection of copper plastics, works of S. Ushakov and other famous painters.
The following collections of the Russian art of
Collection of west-european art includes paintings, sculpture, drawings and engravings of Italian, French, German, Dutch, flemish and other schools of the 16th-20th centuries, including, L. Korona, I. Magnasco, S. de Braya, N. Muyarta, I. Kuapelya, F. Batallyoli, F. de Trois, K.-Zh. Vernet, I. Govartsa.
Significant and diverse section of decorative-applied art: porcelain and faience of Russia (including the most complete in the country collection of products of the Auerbach-Kuznetsova plant (now — Konakovo faience factory), with about 7000 units), Europe, East; Russian and european art furniture, art glass, metal, fabric, etc.