Erarta is Russia’s largest private museum of contemporary art. Its five floors house a permanent exhibition of more than two thousand works of art: painting, graphics, sculpture, video art, installations, and temporary exposition which covers up to 30 different exhibitions at a time.
Erarta also hosts film screenings, concerts and lectures. The core of the Erarta’s exhibition is the works of St. Petersburg painters, but the museum also displays works created by artists across the country, of different styles and trends, from the middle of the last century to the present time. Here you can see the creations of those who have become famous in other fields, like pictures of a modern rock musician Sergey Shnurov. Erarta is located in a building which is far removed from art: built in 1950 in the style of the late Stalinist classicism, it was intended for the district Party committee, and later it was home to the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Synthetic Rubber.