The history of the building of the Union of Artists begins back in 1763, when by order of Catherine the house was bought and given to the trustee of the Empress I.P. Elagin.
This man was not easy, and very soon his fame began to float about his house, as a highly cultured, interesting place, where often writers, theater-goers, artists showed their works. Not only noble guests were invited here, but also ordinary people, which promoted the education of freemasons and other artisans. After the death of Elagin, the house for some time ceased its work as an enlightening place, but already in 1877 by order of Emperor Alexander II the house was given for the needs of the Society of the Artists' Promotion. Since then, exhibitions and art schools are always organized here.
Today, a variety of exhibitions are regularly held in the house of the Union of Artists. Annually, the workers of the house museum update the program of exhibitions, with which everyone can read on the official website.
Here, compactly and cognitively housed exhibitions carefully divided into sections. Each parishioner can choose an exhibition to his liking. So, here you can visit the section of painting, or the sculpture section. Perhaps someone will be interested in the graphics section, or the section of monumental art. Also there is a section of restoration, ceramics, poster, theater and cinema.
Shedule - http://www.spb-uniart.ru/index.php?id=2439
You can offer a private art guide for visiting Saint Petersburg Union of Artists Gallery here.