Part of the Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Center, which has become the (un)official home of St. Petersburg's alternative arts scene, this ramshackle gallery is a must-see for anyone with an interest in the development of modern art in Russia. Housed in several rooms of this sprawling association of galleries, concert venues, and studios, the museum represents the most interesting aspects of independent art from the Soviet Union.
Much of the collection was donated personally by the artists, many of whom worked or still work with the Pushkinskaya collective. Official support from the State Russian Museum has helped to enlarge and formalize the collection, but it still provides a fascinating glimpse of the counter-culture in the post-war Soviet period.
Pushkinskaya 10 Arts Centre regular organizes tours in Russian and in other languages (English, German and French).
Location:10, Ulitsa Pushkinskaya (Entrance from 53, Ligovsky Prospekt)
Telephone:+7 (812) 764-5371
Open:Wednesday to Sunday, 3 pm to 7 pm.
Closed:Mondays and Tuesdays