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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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Highly recommended

Spent two wonderful hours here but wish it was more. Definitely a very different feel to the other... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2012
Andrew R
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London, United Kingdom
New Russia

Would highly recommend visiting Erarta on the evening of a day dedicated to the older sights of the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2012
Tiffany K
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Santa Monica, California
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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 October 2012

Spent two wonderful hours here but wish it was more. Definitely a very different feel to the other place in the City (in a good way!). I would highly recommend to everyone. An extremely worthwhile and enjoyable visit.More

Thank Andrew R
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2012

Dear Andrew, thank you for your review - it's great to hear you enjoyed yourself! Thank you for noting the different atmosphere - we do try to do things differently to other museums so it's very rewarding to hear when our visitors notice it and...More

Reviewed 24 September 2012

Would highly recommend visiting Erarta on the evening of a day dedicated to the older sights of the city for a contrast of the old and new Russia. Erarta has a terrific collection of modern art and a pleasant atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit!More

1  Thank Tiffany K
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2012

Dear Tiffany, thank you very much for your review - we hope others follow your recommendation and come check out Erarta in the evening as we are till 10pm, which is the latest closing time amongst cultural landmarks of Saint Petersburg. We're delighted to hear...More

Reviewed 20 September 2012

I spent a couple of weeks in the city and Erarta was one of my favourite spots to hang around, tease my brain and had a cup of tea and tasteful russian bakery. Not only because a nice location but also for the interesting program:...More

Thank tiinak
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2012

Dear tiinak, thank you for your very kind words - we're delighted to hear that Erarta became one of your favourite places in Saint Petersburg! We do indeed strive to put on an interesting programme every month besides art exhibitions which includes plays, lectures, recitals,...More

Reviewed 15 September 2012

I went to Erarta for a visit because I like contemporary art and also because the reviews at Tripadvisor were so great. I had high expectation as this is #5 on all the things that you can do in St. Petersburg. I allocated time for...More

Thank jzwy2000
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2012

Dear jzwy2000 - thank you for allocating special time to visit Erarta during your trip to Saint Petersburg and for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We're sad to hear that we didn't live up to your expectations or that you don't...More

Reviewed 8 September 2012

We really didn't visit the museum, but we went into the gallery. The girls there were very nice and spoke good English. We were looking for a piece of Russian Art, and since antiques are not allowed to leave the country we decided on a...More

Thank ssbelltx
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2012

Dear ssbelltx, thank you for your review! As all proceeds from sales of works from Erarta Galleries go towards further development of the Erarta project and supporting contemporary Russian art, including direct support of the artists, I would also like to thank you for making...More

Reviewed 6 September 2012

I loved it. Everything in the building makes an effort to make you ask yourself "what do I think and feel?", which is a different approach to "this is a masterpiece, bow down" that I see elsewhere. My absolute favorite were the essays next to...More

1  Thank Xiao C
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2012

Dear Xiao, thank you for your very kind words and for summarising our approach to other visitors perfectly - Erarta aims to build personal connections between people and contemporary art and the "art-literature" (essays next to paintings) and "theatre with no actors" (multimedia play with...More

Reviewed 5 September 2012

Turned out to be my favourite part of my Saint Petersburg visit - lots of thought-provoking pieces which offer a glimpse at the soul of the modern Russia. Especially like the track of a worm installationMore

Thank Maria H
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2012

Dear Maria, thank you for taking the time to visit Erarta while in Saint Petersburg - we're deilghted to hear you enjoyed your visit and would recommend us highly to other visitors. To others reading the review and wondering about the track of a worm,...More

Reviewed 2 September 2012

Great alternative to everything of older style in Saint Petersburg. If you want to see the new side of Russia, Erarta is the place to go. Also like other reviews say, the staff are very very friendly and try extremely hard to help and make...More

Thank Paco V
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Dear Paco - thank you for taking the time to review Erarta and for your kind words! We indeed try to show a new, modern and relevant side of Russian contemporary art and culture so we appreciate you noticing this and sharing this with others!...More

Reviewed 2 September 2012

The place sings Creativity, thanks to modern russian artists, and barks unfriendliness , thanks to poorly organised and rude reception.More

Thank boris7930
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Dear Boris, thank you for your review - the entire Erarta project is focused on showcasing others' creativity and thus fuelling one's own, so we're glad to hear you felt that way and thank you for eloquently summarising this for our other visitors! As for...More

Reviewed 31 August 2012

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Erarta, it provided a welcome contrast to the many wonderful historical sites we visited in St Petersburg. It is a large privately owned museum of Russian contemporary art, late 20th century onwards. The building is modern/interesting,...More

Thank Mothie
Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

Dear Mothie, thanks for visiting Erarta all the way from Australia, we're delighted to hear you and your partner enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your kind words about art-animation - as a museum which also is involved in its own creativity, rather than just...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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