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Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art

2 Line 29 Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199106, Russia
+7 812 324-08-09
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An excellent contemporary museum!

My husband is still raving about the collection here! And, although I typically don't get excited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane D
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Contemporary art lovers do not miss!

Walked to this Museum which was a real hike from Nevsky Prospekt but worth it.... Loved the Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PixieVancouver_B_C_
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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 1 week ago

My husband is still raving about the collection here! And, although I typically don't get excited about contemporary art, I have to say I loved this place. It is farther away than other sites in the old portion of the city, but a quick Uber...More

Thank Diane D
Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Diane , thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you and your husband had a good time at Erarta. Our temporary exhibitions completely change every 3 months. It means that every 3 months you can visit brand new exhibitions at...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked to this Museum which was a real hike from Nevsky Prospekt but worth it.... Loved the Museum and as always some of the art. Biggest private contemporary art Museum and attached some photos of examples of their private collection. Enjoy!More

Thank PixieVancouver_B_C_
Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear PixieVancouver_B_C, thank you for your feedback. Well, you deserve the highest praise for your commitment. Though, we are just a 15-minute bus trip away from Nevsky prospect, by foot it can take triple more time. However, we hope that you’ve enjoyed your walk, because...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointing. Art belongs mid 20 th century and does not have good art from this time. There is a very good contemporary art museum in Perm. The curators there know what contemporary art is.More

Thank judehall
Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear judehall, thank you for your feedback. The museum collection currently consists of 2,300 works of contemporary art created by more than 250 artists from over 20 regions of Russia dated from 1950-ties till present time, which makes it the biggest Russian art museum that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is located in an ordinary Russian neighborhood, however the building is modern and impressive and the permanent collection is amazing. Art at its best with brave voices of artists who speaks their minds through their works Not to be missedMore

Thank Goro55
Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Goro55, thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know that you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta and liked our Museum collection. Our temporary exhibitions completely change every 3 months. It means that every 3 months you can visit brand new exhibitions at...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This time I was able to get into "Chery blossom" U-Space. To say the truth - that was an amazing experience! You get the room for your party for 15 minutes. And in just seconds you feel different. You forget about everything outside and you...More

Thank Michail Y
Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Dear Michail Y, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you’ve enjoyed our special project U-Space. For all the TripAdvisor users to know, it is a total installation that immerses you into a particular world, aimed at experiencing particular feelings and emotions. Within a...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is the one museum where one can get a sense of the contemporary Russian voice. The state museums are very conservative, and shy away from any sense of protest or contemporary issues. Not here. You will see a nice range of contemporary art, well...More

Thank Frazier S
Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Dear Frazier S, thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. Well, actually you are right saying that Russian contemporary art is much more about Russian people, our history and what is called ‘Russian soul’ in contrast to...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

A must for any art lover. This is an incredible museum, and very English friendly. Has a wonderful collection of modern Russian art, I believe the largest in Russia. Was one of the highlights of my visit to St. Petersburg. Had an exceptional lunch at...More

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear MsEnergy, thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. The museum collection currently consists of 2,300 works of contemporary art created by more than 250 artists from over 20 regions of Russia dated from 1950-ties...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

I loved this museum, it was so interesting and the art was thought provoking and contemporary as it says. Its a little out of the way, we went on the bus (and got lost) so probably best to get a cab if your Russian is...More

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Dear joaddyjo, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. Yes, we are a bit aside from the other sights, though a bus trip from Nevsky prospect takes not more than 15 minutes. Or you can use the closest...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Five floors give a good and lively picture of Russian art since 1945 (no Malevich or Kandinsky). Texts are in Russian and English, and the personnel speaks English. Not very easy to come by bus; we missed our stop. The restaurant is quite good.More

Thank vedet
Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Dear vedet, thank you for your feedback. Glad you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. In our collection you can see contemporary art (by definition, which has been created between 1945 and present time). Yes, we are a bit aside from the other sights, though a...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

If you are for the first time in St.Pete and you love museums- go to Erarta. It is good choice if you need to take a rest from hermitage and and other classical art.More

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Dear PavelTyulkin, 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
is there a check room to leave my small suitcase waiting for the ferry?
4 April 2017|
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Response from Erarta | Property representative |
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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