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Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art

Listed under Museums in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art is the largest private museum in Russia with over 2000 works by more than 150 artists from 15 regions of Russia in its collection. The total floor space of the Erarta building is 8,000 sqm.

At Erarta visitors can experience “U-Space” total installations, watch multimedia plays with characters from paintings at the “Theatre With No Actors”, see stories of paintings come alive on the screen in the “Art-animation” project and even secure their own place in the museum by participating in the “Art-literature” project, a series of creative essays written by Erarta’s guests which describe their thoughts about works from the collection – the museum displays all those it likes on permanent exhibit for other visitors to enjoy!

The Galleries Wing is home to temporary exhibitions and is also where visitors can acquire works they like. The exhibitions change on a regular basis while in the evenings, there’s always almost some kind of special event, so there’s always something new to see and experience.

Erarta is open every day except for Tuesdays between 10am and 10pm, it creates a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for its guests and is also one of the very few institutions in Russia, which charges its foreign visitors the same fee (RUB 300 for the museum ticket) as it does its Russian guests. Further tickets must be purchased for aforementioned special projects like “U-Space”, “Theatre With No Actors” and some temporary exhibitions; however, there are always exhibitions, which are free to enter. Guided tours in English are available while audioguides are available for RUB 100 hire fee.

Finally, there are places for visitors to take a break and to grab some lunch, dinner or a snack –“The Art Of Eating” restaurant in the museum wing is open between 11am and 10pm and serves dishes from contemporary Russian cuisine and has several vegetarian options, the Café on floor 3 is famous for its homemade desserts served with tea or coffee (a cozy summer terrace is especially popular in good weather!). At Erarta’s shops (gift shop, print shop and book shop) on floor 1 visitors can find unique souvenirs designed by Erarta, original handicrafts, decorative items for the interior, publications on art, fashion, design and photography in English language as well as print and giclee reproductions of works from the museum collection manufactured to custom size.


2, 29th line, Vasilievsky ostrov, Saint Petersburg, 199106, Russia

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Written by  Sergey.

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