The Erarta Museum
The Erarta Museum in St.Petersburg is an exhibition space with some of the best works of contemporary art by Russian artists. An outstanding place in terms of both form and content introduces its exhibits to the visitors with the help of excellent tour guides. The story
turns out to be clear, interesting and quite fascinating. A set of separate exhibition spaces can impress even the most arrogant critic. And in case of using the audio guide you will walk through the halls for hours, absorbing more and more new sensations, emotions and valuable information.
The Erarta Museum
The museum’s name is a combination of two Latin words: “ERA” time) and “ARTA” (art). Opened in late September 2010, the Erarta Museum immediately marked a new “era of art” in St. Petersburg and became a venue for many artistic events. Exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances, various educational seminars are only a small part of the diverse and fast paced life, which just begins to bubble in this amazing place.
“The museum has a collection of more than 2,300 units, the composition of which is being constantly updated and which includes works by Russian artists created during second half of XX century and in the beginning of XXI century.”
The museum has a collection of more than 2,300 units, the composition of which is being constantly updated and which includes works by Russian artists created during second half of XX century and in the beginning of XXI century. The works of 170 artists from different Russian cities represent the diversity of contemporary art, which includes sculptures, collages, paintings, installations, objects, video art, science art and more. As for the temporal boundaries, the Erarta Museum adheres to international standard: modern art (contemporary art) encompasses an art created since 1945 — that is, since the end of the World War II — to the present day. The earliest works in the collection date back to the fifties of the XX century and were created by informal Russian artists in the period of “Khrushchev thaw”.
Erarta exhibition space
In addition, one of the youngest and most progressive museums of the Northern capital regularly hosts concerts of contemporary popular music. In 2014 the Erarta Museum opened a big stage, where some of the most interesting and vivid Russian musical figures give concerts. You can barely hear Russian mainstream pop music as well as doom metal or experimental noise here, but one can always listen to smooth jazz or enchanting ethno-tunes. A lovely café operates on-site.
The entrance-ticket to cost varies from 500 to 1500 rubles depending on exhibitions. Sometimes the price can rise even higher, but this can happen only if some international star (such as Tricky, for example) performance is scheduled in the Erarta Museum.