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Museum Wing and the Exhibitions Wing
 
opening hours: 11:00 ‒ 22:00
closed on tuesdays
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Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
  • What kind of art can be seen at Erarta?
    Erarta dedicates itself exclusively to contemporary art (by defi nition, that which has been created between 1945 and present time), which does not include famous masters such as Malevich, Kandinsky, or the genre of Russian Constructivism of the 1920s which all fall into the modern art era (1860–1945). Our aim is to show the world that Russia is still home to extremely talented and authentic artists whose work deserves to be admired by the widest possible audience. With the passing of time, contemporary works of art become “classic” — for example, like those created by Warhol, and we believe that many works from our collection, created in their majority by living Russian artists, will also become ingrained in the fabric of the history of art. This is because they all have deep meaning and their creators have something worthy to tell the viewers and their impulse will find resonance with both today’s public and future generations. As far as art forms go, painting, collage, sculpture, object, installation, video art and science art are represented in the collection that is on display in the Museum (left) Wing, while temporary shows in the Exhibitions (right) Wing also often showcase other forms.
  • Can I pay online to become a Member?

    Adult and Family Membership is available online through the museum's website.

    Youth Membership is available only through the museum's reception counters where a valid ID must be presented to verify your date of birth.

    An order confirmation form will be emailed to you once you have completed your payment. To exchange it for a personalized plastic card, go to any reception counter (fast track to counter No. 2 if there is a queue) and provide your order number.

    If you have purchased your Membership online, you can start visiting the museum on the next day after the purchase. Membership can be activated within 30 days of receipt of the order confirmation form. You can still exchange the order form for a plastic card later, but your Membership will be activated automatically on the 31st day. Your Membership period will start on the activation date.

    If you are having any technical issues with the online purchase of your Membership (e.g. didn't receive the order confirmation form), please contact our partners' support team at: support@radario.co.

  • What kind of art can be seen at Erarta?
    Erarta dedicates itself exclusively to contemporary art (by defi nition, that which has been created between 1945 and present time), which does not include famous masters such as Malevich, Kandinsky, or the genre of Russian Constructivism of the 1920s which all fall into the modern art era (1860–1945). Our aim is to show the world that Russia is still home to extremely talented and authentic artists whose work deserves to be admired by the widest possible audience. With the passing of time, contemporary works of art become “classic” — for example, like those created by Warhol, and we believe that many works from our collection, created in their majority by living Russian artists, will also become ingrained in the fabric of the history of art. This is because they all have deep meaning and their creators have something worthy to tell the viewers and their impulse will find resonance with both today’s public and future generations. As far as art forms go, painting, collage, sculpture, object, installation, video art and science art are represented in the collection that is on display in the Museum (left) Wing, while temporary shows in the Exhibitions (right) Wing also often showcase other forms.
  • What is the correct spelling of the museum's name?

    The full name of the project is Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art. Please do not use quotation marks with Erarta.

  • How do you form your collection?
    Each work in the museum collection must meet three criteria simultaneously — firstly, we must truly love it; secondly, we must truly believe it’s an outstanding piece of art — the kind of work that is on the level of those that go on to be recognized among the best pieces of their era. And thirdly, we must clearly be able to explain to our viewers why we believe the first two viewpoints apply. Erarta’s museum collection currently contains 2800 contemporary works of art by more than 300 artists from all over Russia. The geographical reach is another important aspect of our philosophy — unlike most other institutions we don’t only focus on Moscow and St. Petersburg but also discover and exhibit artists from all over the country. Our museum’s main exhibition project, entitled “Russia in Erarta”, showcases contemporary art of talented artists from Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, Perm, Rostov-on-Don and many other regions of the country.
  • How to visit Erarta if I am already a Member?

    To start visiting the museum, you need to activate your Membership: please contact the museum's reception to fill out a Member questionnaire and receive a personalised plastic card.

    If you already have a card, present it at reception counter No. 1 (fast track), and our staff member will let you in through the turnstile.

    Members can visit the museum during its regular opening hours for the entire Membership period, i.e. up to and including the date indicated on the personalised plastic card.

    If you forgot your Membership card but still want to visit the museum, please contract reception counter No. 1 (fast track) and give your full name to the reception staff member (an ID may be required for verification purposes). You will be able to visit the museum after the verification procedure.

    If you have lost your personalised plastic card, contact reception counters No. 2 – 8. Our reception staff will reissue your card. Please present your ID to have your card reissued.

  • How do you form your collection?
    Each work in the museum collection must meet three criteria simultaneously — firstly, we must truly love it; secondly, we must truly believe it’s an outstanding piece of art — the kind of work that is on the level of those that go on to be recognized among the best pieces of their era. And thirdly, we must clearly be able to explain to our viewers why we believe the first two viewpoints apply. Erarta’s museum collection currently contains 2800 contemporary works of art by more than 300 artists from all over Russia. The geographical reach is another important aspect of our philosophy — unlike most other institutions we don’t only focus on Moscow and St. Petersburg but also discover and exhibit artists from all over the country. Our museum’s main exhibition project, entitled “Russia in Erarta”, showcases contemporary art of talented artists from Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar, Perm, Rostov-on-Don and many other regions of the country.
  • How can I stay updated about new exhibitions and events at Erarta?

    Please fill out the form below, and our communications team will add your email address to our mailing list. This will keep you abreast of all Erarta's news. You can also check the What's On and News sections for updates and follow us on social media (please find the links in the footer below).

  • Is photography allowed?
    It’s more than allowed — it’s encouraged! Please turn off your flash and snap away. And if you upload photos to social networks, please use #erarta — it makes you eligible for our social media contests and we also publish a weekly round up of all our favourite visitors’ photos in our groups.
  • How long is the Membership period?

    Your Membership is valid for 1 or 2 year(s) from the date of its activation. The last date of your Membership on which you can still visit the museum is printed on your personalised plastic card. 

  • Is photography or filming allowed?

    It’s more than allowed — it’s encouraged! Please turn off your flash and snap away. And if you upload photos or videos to social networks, please use #erarta — it makes you eligible for our social media contests and we also publish a weekly roundup of all our favourite visitors’ photos in our groups.

    If you are planning a professional photo or video shoot at the museum please contact the reception or call: 8 (812) 324 – 08 – 09.

  • How can I attend a media preview or private view of an exhibition or any other event at Erarta?

    Please fill out the form below, choosing "To apply for media accreditation" under "What is your reason for contacting us?" If you are interested in any particular event, please state so. When completing the form you can also provide your email address which we will add to our event mailing list.

  • I don’t understand Russian. Will I struggle at Erarta?
    Absolutely not.  All our staff speaks English and we put in a huge amount of e ort to make sure our foreign guests enjoy their experience. All our content is translated into English, including signs, texts accompanying works, videos, menus etc. Also, we’re one of the few institutions in St. Petersburg who don’t charge foreign visitors a higher admission fee. We want Erarta to feel like home away from home for you so dispel all fears and come on down!
  • Can I purchase Membership as a gift?

    You can purchase Adult and Family Membership as a gift, either at the museum's reception or online through our website.

    When buying online, please take care to provide the correct details of both the purchasing party and the Member. Type GIFT in the ‘Add notes to your order’ field. When ordering 2 or more Memberships, enter the full names of the other Members in the ‘Add notes to your order’ field. Once you have completed your payment, a separate order confirmation form will be emailed to you for each Membership purchased. To ensure that your gift remains a surprise, our team will not email any Membership details to the future Member: you are free to present or email the order confirmation form yourself.

  • I don’t understand Russian. Will I struggle at Erarta?
    Absolutely not.  All our staff speaks English and we put in a huge amount of e ort to make sure our foreign guests enjoy their experience. All our content is translated into English, including signs, texts accompanying works, videos, menus etc. Also, we’re one of the few institutions in St. Petersburg who don’t charge foreign visitors a higher admission fee. We want Erarta to feel like home away from home for you so dispel all fears and come on down!
  • I want to review the museum in my blog. How can I do it?

    Please fill out the form below. Our communications team will contact you and help arrange your visit.

  • How can I help the project?
    Thank you for your interest, that’s very kind of you! Any purchase made at Erarta supports our nonprofit project so any money you spend in the building goes towards a good cause. You may also choose to become a member with various tiers of contribution available (please ask our reception staff ) or email support@erarta.com if you have a proposal of your own.
  • What is a Youth Membership?

    Youth Membership is only available through the museum's reception counters. Please present a valid ID to verify the age of the prospective Member.

    A one-year Youth Membership is available to visitors aged 21 or younger, a two-year Youth Membership is available to visitors aged 20 or younger.

  • How can I help the project?
    Thank you for your interest, that’s very kind of you! Any purchase made at Erarta supports our nonprofit project so any money you spend in the building goes towards a good cause. You may also choose to become a member with various tiers of contribution available (please ask our reception staff ) or email support@erarta.com if you have a proposal of your own.
  • How can I get a high resolution image of an artwork or the museum?

    Please fill out the form below, and our communications team will promptly supply you with any available images.

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