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Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art

2 Line 29 Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg 199106, Russia
+7 812 324-08-09
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great space

I went twice in October 2012, there is too much to see in one visit. There are five floors of... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2012
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Modern museum

Very interesting place. Some of pictures and installations look unusual. Comfortable modern... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2012
Elena P
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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 22 November 2012

I went twice in October 2012, there is too much to see in one visit. There are five floors of permanent exhibits and three floors in the other wing with current exhibits. The exhibits should satisfy the reviewer who complained that all the art was...More

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2012

Dear refwards, thank you for taking the time to check out Erarta - it's great to hear that you enjoyed the time you spent here! Glad to hear our girls at the gallery mentioned our other commercial galleries in London, Zurich, Hong Kong and of...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Very interesting place. Some of pictures and installations look unusual. Comfortable modern museum. Good for children (for 7 till 90). Adults can improve their common sense.

1  Thank Elena P
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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2012

Dear Elena, thank you for taking the time to review Erarta! Like you say, we indeed aim to be interesting for both kids and adults alike - so thank you for picking up on that. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time!

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Erarta is a shining example of what Russian museums can become. It is well organized, well labled, and beautifully situated in a renovated building. The collection shows the breadth of contemporary Russian art.More

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2012

Dear Robert, thank you for your kind words - we work very hard on presenting contemporary Russian art in the best possible light, both in the breadth of the collection and in its presentation like you mentioned. We hope you had a safe trip back...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Modernity on Erarta goes as far as the age of the art work. Most paintings were produced either on 2005, 2007 or 2009, which made me wonder if those were the years they had some extra cash flow to buy for their collection. The collection...More

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2012

Dear Edward, thank you for taking the time to visit Erarta while in Saint Petersburg. I'm sorry if you came to Erarta with expectations of seeing modern art and reviewed it as such because Erarta is a contemporary Russian art museum and the collection consists...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2012

This is sufficiently new that it wasn't in my guidebook but was on the map provided by our hotel. I'm so glad that I spotted it. Having hugely enjoyed the Russian museum, we were delighted by the collection here which takes off from where the...More

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2012

Dear LMSP, thank you for your very kind words - we indeed aim to close the loop for all tourists visiting Saint Petersburg who normally just get acquainted with the Tsarist and Communist eras by showing them that Russian art continued to evolve and there's...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Brilliant setting, wonderful art and the most visitor-friendly service that I experienced in Russia. It's a must-do in Saint Petersburg - you can easily spend over 3 hours here!

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2012

Dear Mario, thank you very much for your kind words - we do try to be as friendly as possible to all our visitors so it's great to hear you felt welcome! We hope to see you back at Erarta again soon!

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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Nice atmosphere, wonderfully attentive staff, very good museum and the art blew me away. Not to be missed!More

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2012

Dear John, thank you for your review - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your time and were impressed by Russian contemporary art! We're always looking to improve so if you have any suggestions as to what we need to achieve a 5* rating,...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2012

The Erarta Contemporary Art museum is one of the best I have seen and was my favorite gallery in Russia (yes I went to the Hermitage, the Russian museum, the Tretyakov and Pushkin in Moscow and many others). The paintings were excellent, the rooms were...More

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2012

Dear hornetvbmom, thank you for taking the time to visit Erarta while in Saint Petersburg - it's great that you enjoyed Erarta's "art-animation" project! Thank you also for your extremely kind words about our staff - we indeed try to be as friendly and attentive...More

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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

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum Of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 10 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

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Reviewed 25 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

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Erarta, Public Relations Manager at Erarta Museum 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

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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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