The Mordovian Republican Museum of Fine Arts has the world’s largest collection of works by Stepan Dmitrievich Erzia, the outstanding sculptor of the 20th century (over 200 works).
The museum also contains collections of works by F.V. Sychkov, the national artist of Mordovia and Honored Artist of the RSFSR as well as I.К. Makarov, a master in portrait painting. Both of them are natives of Mordovia, like Erzia.
The museum presents and enriches the collection of works of all main types of art: painting, drawing, and sculpture. The collections of Russian art of the 18—19th centuries, modern domestic, folk, as well as applied and decorative art of the Mordovian are also exhibited.