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Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art

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Address: 2 Line 29 Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199106, Russia
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Erarta brings under one roof Russia's largest private Museum of...

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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Not to miss U-spaces

A vibrant, full of energy modern art museum. They have some very interesting objects and installations, but u-spaces is something that shouldn't be missed. U-space is an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A vibrant, full of energy modern art museum. They have some very interesting objects and installations, but u-spaces is something that shouldn't be missed. U-space is an installation in the separate which is available only for a room visitor for 15 minutes. You make a deep dive into that installation and can without any distraction face your unique emotions and... More 

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear Yullee, thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. Glad you’ve mentioned our unique project U-Space. It is a total installation that immerses you into a particular world, aimed at experiencing particular feelings and emotions. Within a fifteen minutes session, the visitor experiences a different life, unique and personal depending... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were doubtful at first about visiting a modern art museum, as St Petersburg has much history and antiquities to offer. But it turned out great - the ERARTA has its own dash of vibrancy and quirkiness, from the exhibitions to its lifts, and the lovely restaurant in the basement. Moreover, it's fascinating to see how the new generation of... More 

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear Jean L, 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 as well as Hermitage and Russian museum. Great you’ve mentioned Erarta unique project Art-Literature(the... More 

Province of Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In this place I met my idea of what a modern art museum should be. Full of energy and youth. Variety of exhibitions and styles. Half of the building is dedicated to temporary exhibitions what it makes it even alive. I got a rough idea what are the tendencies of modern art in this corner of the world.

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear Carles F, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. We hope that you had a safe trip back home! 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. A visit to Erarta museum once a... More 

Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are some interesting exhibitions and pretty cool installations going on at this museum. These installations give you a chance to take some cool pics with your friends.

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear maniunchik, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. Good you’ve mentioned our unique project U-Space. For TripAdvisor guests to know, it is a total installation that immerses you into a particular world, aimed at experiencing particular feelings and emotions. Within a fifteen minutes session, the visitor experiences a different life, unique and... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

5x2 floors of one off exhibitions coupled with a stunning collection of Russian (very) modern art. On this occasion, 3 floors of stunning Sebastiao Salgado nature photos, covering more than 10 years, dominate the temporary exhibitions. Permanent collection is large scale, brave, political, in your face - brilliant. But this truly a subjective collection. It includes Belorussian brightness, Russian depression... More 

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear jimmilne52, thank you for your feedback! We are glad you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. All out temporary exhibitions (like the exhibition of Sebastiao Salgado you’ve mentioned) change every 3 months. By our permanent collection in the Museum Wing we tried to show all the diversity of Russian contemporary art. It’s not only about the genres, the styles but... More 

Campinas, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Found superb the colecionadores displayed over the Erarta. One of the best contemporary museus I've ever visited. Really worth a trip if you wanna feel yourself immersed and taunted

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. You can be sure that we'll keep trying our best to keep it up the right way and maintain an atmosphere that will make Erarta feel like your home away from home. We hope that you had a safe trip back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

The museum is very interesting, unique, that gives a great contemporary art experience. Our guide, Kate was very knowledgeable, she was very kind and created a welcoming environment, the tour was accompanied with fascinating stories about the artists and their works. Kate provided an unparalleled tour that left a lasting impression and will undoubtedly make me want to return.

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear 776israelm, thank you for your feedback. Glad you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. We are happy to know that one of our team members helped you get acquainted with contemporary art. One of Erarta goals is to make art closer to the viewer. Hope we succeeded) We’ll be happy to see you again. More 

Санкт-Петербург
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Probably if you've visited many museums of modern art all over the world u won't be impressed much, although this museum has a nice permanent collection of modern art and temporary exhibitions are regularly held. It also has a good souvenir shop, a nice restaurant and a small cafe. But the location is not super convenient, keep it in mind... More 

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear Tanya V, thank you for your feedback. Glad you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. In order not to confuse our guests, we would like to make some explanations. In our collection you can see contemporary art (by definition, which has been created between 1945 and present time), which doesn’t include famous masters like Malevich, Kandinsky, or the genre of... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Although it's a drive outside of the key touristic areas in Saint Petersburg, this is a museum not to miss for art lovers. It's a significantly large museums with art placed over five floors. It gives you an insight into the Russian contemporary art and the mindset of Russian society. Don't miss out on the great restaurant as well. And... More 

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear Mohammed A, thank you for your feedback. Erarta has 5 floors, three wings: one with permanent museum collection and two with temporary exhibitions. 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 metro stations Vasileostrovskaya and Primorskaya and use... More 

Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Eclectic collections of underground , the avant- garde, modern landscape and social commentary through art. Do Not Miss it . Trolleybus 10 or 11 from town !

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Erarta, Guest Relations Manager at Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, responded to this review

Dear ian_edlin, thank you for your feedback. We are happy to know that you’ve enjoyed your time at Erarta. One of our goals is to make contemporary art closer to the viewer. You can be sure that we'll keep trying our best to keep it up the right way and maintain an atmosphere that will make Erarta feel like your... More 

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