Erarta, contemporary art museum


Erarta Museum in Saint Petersburg is Russia’s largest private contemporary art museum hosting over 2800 works by more than 300 artists from all across the country.

The total floor space of the Erarta building is 12,000 sqm.

Erarta opened its doors to visitors in September 2010 after a 3-year renovation of a Stalin-era building and has already established itself as one of the top attractions in Saint Petersburg. Its mission is to bring people closer to contemporary art and in order to achieve it, Erarta has created several special projects, which popularize art and immerse people in the creative process.

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 Exhibitions Wing is home to temporary exhibitions and is also where visitors can acquire works they like (all profits are reinvested back into the project and go towards supporting and promoting contemporary Russian art). The exhibitions change on a regular basis (around 40 each year).

An exhibition of photos of 20th century celebrities is open at Erarta museum

Over 50 works by Jean-Marie Périer about cinema. music and fashion

Free with
St Petersburg Card
Normal Ticket Price: 600 RUB

2, line 29, Vasilyevsky island

Closest metro station:
Primorskaya, Sportivnaya-2, Vasileostrovskaya

Getting there:
From Primorskaya: bus 6, tram 6

+7 (812) 324-08-09


Open hours:
Daily: 10:00 - 22:00. Closed: Tuesday

Museum Highlights
Art Animation

Short animated films, in which paintings themselves are just snapshots