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“Amazing modern art museum and gallery”

Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art
Ranked #33 of 1,820 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Amazing collection of modern Russian art. A very nice surprise to find such a high class museum of modern art in a city with all the classics. Courageous and inventive, but you don´t have to be an art expert to appreciate it. Also very nice building with cafeteria and restaurant, friendly and helpful staff. Situated in central St. Petersburg. Could go back just to visit this place!

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Dear winetraveller01! Thank you for you review! We are happy to hear that you've enjoyed your time spent at Erarta Museum. Our staff says hello and promises to stay friendly and helpful and welcome you again when you come back - luckily iwe are not that far from Helsinki!

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

A hidden gem of sorts - a little bit out of the way, took me 20 minutes by cab, but totally worth it once I got there. Lots of interesting art and what really stands out is the attitude - I was made to feel really welcome here, more than anywhere else in the city. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2013

Dear Ken, thank you very much for taking the time to visit Erarta and for your very kind words. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed yourself and the art - you'll always be welcome at Erarta and we hope to see you again the next time you're in St Pete!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I really enjoyed my visit to the Erarta Gallery. It's offers a totally different experience than most other museums in St.-Petersburg. It focuses carefully on introducing each individual visitor to contemporary russian art by providing him a comfortable and friendly atmosphere to walk through the collection. Behind all the interactive elements of this museum you can clearly see the passion of the whole Erarta team to handle things differently. Although the collection is not huge (but still impressive for such a young museum) it certainly invites and motivates to pay the museum a second visit. Not because you didn't manage to see everything, but because the museum and it's collection are always subjects to changes and updates. The Erarta will certainly quickly earn it's top place among Petersburgs numerous attractions. Best of luck to the whole team!


The Erarta does things differently. This is museum clearly has a mission to

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Dear Dima83, thank you very much for your kind words, they're greatly appreciated. We indeed strive very hard to try to make everyone feel at home at Erarta as well as provide the best possible conditions for everyone to engage their creative side and we're delighted that you felt that vibe! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time and hope you had a safe trip back to Germany

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

If I could bottle what these guys are all about and then sell it to people, my company would seriously challenge coca cola! Everything about this place screams creativity - when my 5 year old came home, the first thing she did was the special elephant coloring book they have in their childhood room and drew non-stop for an hour! I myself felt very inspired as well, I seriously think this is what every museum should be like - friendly, engaging, inclusive and FUN!!!

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Dear AS, if you do put out an Erarta drink, please let us know ... so we can claim royalties ... just joking :) - we greatly appreciate your kind words and are delighted to hear that your daughter had fun at Erarta as well. Thank you for visiting us all the way from Bangkok and we look forward to having you back at Erarta one day!

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Loved everything about it - so so unlike all other Russian museums! Friendly staff, helful suggestions, easy-to-navigate building, very relaxed and modern cafe and the list goes on. If I lived in Saint Petersburg, I'd be a very very frequent visitor! Can't recommend highly enough to everyone.

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Dear Dan, thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your time at Erarta! It's a shame you weren't able to take advantage of the summer terrace at our cafe (either that or you were very brave in December!). We hope you had a safe trip home and look forward to welcoming you again!

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