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Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art

2 Line 29 Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199106, Russia
+7 812 324-08-09
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The museum aims to provide every visitor with an opportunity to discover the best works of... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Sahar J
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Not to miss!

After few bad experiences with museums in Saint Petersburg, this was pure refreshment! Staff... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
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Erarta brings under one roof Russia's largest private Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (with over 2,000 works in its collection) and one of the branches of its international Galleries (others located in London, New York and Zurich). Erarta building with an overall floor space of 8,600 sqm (currently being expanded to 10,200sqm) opened its doors in September 2010 but has already been nominated for Russia's museum of the year in its first year of existence. The Museum is especially worth visiting for its creativity, not only exhibiting other artists' works but also acting as an author itself with unique projects such as "U-Spaces" (total installations created by the Museum itself to immerse the viewer in a particular world), "Theatre with no actors" (the world's only multi-media play whose cast is made up exclusively of characters from paintings with special audio and video effects bringing them to life), "Art-literature" (accompanying essays of experts and regular visitors' thoughts about particular works of art, helping explain what kind of emotions they trigger in others), "Art-animation" (videos and cartoons transforming a two-dimensional painting into a story prolonged in time). Erarta building also has a restaurant, a cafe and several museum shops offering gifts, prints and books and is open every day (except for Tuesdays) from 10am to 10pm
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2 Line 29 Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199106, Russia
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

The museum aims to provide every visitor with an opportunity to discover the best works of contemporary art

Thank Sahar J
Reviewed 14 August 2017

After few bad experiences with museums in Saint Petersburg, this was pure refreshment! Staff really helpful. You buy tickets after the entrance (not on random places outside, as with few other museums) So great use of space, many interesting artists. Focus is on Russian artists....More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 30 July 2017

St. Petersburg is full of fine art but at some point it becomes too much and you need some variety and here is where you will find it. I am not the biggest fan of modern art but there is enough variety of different styles...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

highly recommend! new building, many permanent and temporary exhibitions, cafe&restaurant, events. adult daily fee Rub 500 ($8.4)More

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear kei-jei, thank you for your feedback! The building museum is set was built in 1961 as a headquarters for the district committee of the communist party and the façade is an example of late Stalinist classicism. It took us three years to reconstruct the...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I really can't imagine a museum gets much better than this in Russia in terms of customer service, bilingual everything, and the quality and depth of the English written. This museum has five floors for the permanent collection and, I think, four for the temporary...More

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear JJKFETP, thank you for your feedback. We were delighted to hear that you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. Yes, we have 5 floors of museum collection and 5 floors of temporary exhibitions. We have from 5 to 7 temporary exhibitions at one time, more...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

We loved the museum - an excellent selection of artists in various styles makes it easy for everyone to find something they like. A one year unlimited entry ticket for only 950 roubles (15 dollars)!More

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear sofiasdrq, thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. Glad you’ve mentioned our Annual Pass. A ticket for all the exhibitions costs 500 roubles per day and the Annual Pass for 12 months costs just...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Erarta Museum and we definitely will visit again. Its location isn't in the main tourist area, but not very far and easy to find. It's a five floor museum and you will need time, if you like it. There were...More

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear LV_Way, thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. The museum collection currently consists of 2,800 works of contemporary art created by more than 270 artists dated from 1950-ties till present time, which makes it the...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Once you will have spend time enough in the usual classical cultural place of peter ... and they are many! I warmly recommend to visit this modern art museum which improve year after year with interesting collections and temporary exhibitions . Additionally there is a...More

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Maclepau, thank you for your feedback. Of course, during your stay at St.Petersburg, to visit classic museums is a ‘must’. Though, every contemporary art museum in every country gives a very special key to its history, peoples’ mentality etc. So Erarta is worth seeing...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Erarta is an excellent museum of modern art. The museum interior is made appealing and the curator has done an excellent job of arranging the works of art. The permanent and temporary exhibitions are excellent. At the time of my visit, there was an excellent...More

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear Boris S, thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you’ve liked “Undressed” exhibition which was carefully prepared by the curators of V&A museum. Our temporary exhibitions completely change every 3 months. So even if you come to Erarta often, you...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Erarta is very inspiring and interesting place to visit. There's a lot to see. I am sure I'll soon visit there again!More

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear eht2, thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. Our temporary exhibitions completely change every 3 months. It means that every 3 months you can visit brand new exhibitions at the Exhibitions and New Wings....More

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Frazier S
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Dear Frazier S, all guests of Erarta museum can use our cloackroom with lockers. If your suitcase is not too big, you can leave it there during your visit. Have a good day!
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