Spanish Masters from the Hermitage and
Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

The exhibition Spanish Masters from the Hermitage is on display. Also, you can visit the exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.

So you can visit two exhibitions in the Hermitage Amsterdam! A unique opportunity!
Click here for more information on opening times and rates. Including rates of combination tickets.

Click here to go to the website of Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.
Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is a production of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum, in close cooperation with the Hermitage Amsterdam.

Foto Evert Elzinga

Amsterdam, 5 February 2016

First Outsider Art Museum in the Netherlands

The museum world acknowledges a growing art movement

For the first time, the Netherlands will have its own Outsider Art Museum, with world-class works of art by national and international outsider artists. This museum will make its home in a new space in the Hermitage Amsterdam. The Dolhuys in Haarlem, health care organization Cordaan, and the Hermitage Amsterdam have joined in a unique partnership to put a substantial collection of outsider art on display for a large international audience.

The new museum, which will open on 17 March, focuses on contemporary outsider art from the growing Dolhuys collection: hundreds of works by scores of artists from Britain, France, Iran, Japan, and the Netherlands. Among these artists, one famous name is Shinichi Sawada (b. 1982). He exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2013, when outsider art took the spotlight there. That event launched this emerging movement into the international art scene. Sawada makes ceramic sculptures in an intensely perfectionistic process.

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Keisuke Ishino, Girl, Collection of the artist
Sawada, Zonder titel, 2006-2010, Collection Dolhuys
Derk Wessels, Portret Zwarte haren, 2011, Collection Dolhuys

Spanish Masters from the Hermitage

Commissioned by Artflix, the exposition experience

Exhibition Catherine the Great unravels myths surrounding Europe’s greatest empress and her life

Two hundred and fifty years after Catherine the Great founded the Hermitage, the Hermitage Amsterdam presents her life story in a sumptuous exhibition on Europe's longest-reigning empress. Her name has always been surrounded with stories and superlatives, often about her private life and court intrigues. Some of these stories belong to the realm of myth, but others are perfectly true.

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Fyodor Rokotov after Alexander Roslin, Portrait of Catherine the Great, 1780–90 (original 1777–78). Oil on canvas
Vigilius Eriksen, Portrait of Catherine the Great on Horseback, 1762. Oil on canvas
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Soundtrack DJ Von Rosenthal
Spanish Masters from the Hermitage

For the first time – a complete musical tour!

From thrilling orchestral and guitar rhythms to sublime sacred music, at the request of the Hermitage Amsterdam DJ Von Rosenthal has created a special mix of Spanish sounds for the Spanish Masters from the Hermitage exhibition.

Music by Manuel de Falla, Joaquín Rodrigo (Concierto de Aranjuez), Domenico Scarlatti and Paco de Lucía, among others, interspersed with the Moorish-Spanish fusion called gharnati adds a new dimension to our experience of the paintings.

‘Each piece of music feels as if Von Rosenthal is there to guide us without intruding. The paintings do the rest. Just let it all wash over you.’ (Wieteke van Zeil in de Volkskrant, 30.11.2015)

Listen through the headphones of your audio player (available free of charge on admission)

Point the audio player at a sensor. Don’t press any buttons. The music will play automatically. There are 13 sensors.
You can also listen to this music at home. Register the device and your email address to get the music by email. A MapMyVisit console is located at the audio tour desk.

Or

Listen on your smartphone

Download the Soundcloud or Mixcloud app to hear the complete mix
-soundcloud: search ‘von rosenthal’, select Soundtrack Spanish Masters and press play;
-mixcloud: log in or open an account. Search ‘von rosenthal’, select Soundtrack Spanish Masters and press play.

Headphones are available at the audio tour desk.

Or listen at home on
- soundcloud.com/von-rosenthal
- mixcloud.com/Vonrosenthaldelavegaz

DJ Von Rosenthal
Photo Ellis Faas

Spanish Masters from the Hermitage.
The World of El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo & Goya

28 November 2015 – 29 May 2016

The long-awaited art exhibition Spanish Masters from the Hermitage. The World of El Greco, Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo & Goya opens at the Hermitage Amsterdam on Saturday 28 November 2015. The exhibition includes more than sixty superior paintings and a rich collection of graphic works and applied arts masterpieces. Never before has the Netherlands hosted such a comprehensive survey of Spanish art, with work that is hardly represented in Dutch museum collections. The exhibition features masterpieces such as The Apostles Peter and Paul (1587–92) by El Greco, Velázquez’s Portrait of the Count Duke of Olivares (c. 1638), Murillo’s Immaculate Conception (c. 1680) and Goya’s Portrait of the Actress Antonia Zárate (1810–11), in addition to paintings by their pupils and later painters, up and including Picasso. Together they tell the story of the rise and glory of Spanish art in the Golden Age, which would continue to influence art into modern times.

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El Greco (Doménikos Theotokópoulos) (1541–1614), The Apostles Peter and Paul, 1587–92
Diego Velázquez de Silva (1599–1660), Head of a Man in Profile, c 1616
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682), Immaculate Conception, c 1680
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828), Portrait of the Actress Antonia Zárate, c 1810–11
Pablo Picasso (1881 –1973), Boy with dog, 1905
© State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Spectral Spectrum draws unconventional connections

A special exhibition by ABN AMRO Art Prize winner Melvin Moti from 26 November to 6 March 2016 in the Hermitage Amsterdam

The exhibition Spectral Spectrum by the artist Melvin Moti will be on display from 26 November 2015 to 6 March 2016 in the Hermitage Amsterdam. Moti (b. 1977, Rotterdam) won the fifth edition of the ABN AMRO Art Prize for talented artists in the Netherlands, and was given a year to develop the exhibition. The result is a unique combination that draws unconventional connections between work by Jan Schoonhoven, Steven Aalders, Lidwien van de Ven, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Julius Henricus Quinkhardt, Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold and Moti’s own works: Miamalism (2008), A Century of Light (2010) and his new series Secret Seals (2015). Moti’s art is, above all, a visual delight, but it also evokes the theme of finding one’s way in the dark – which involves making assumptions and using the imagination. Moti suggests that looking is not a passive state, but a conscious and active mode of thought. His art demonstrates the huge gap between looking and understanding, and between sight and insight. It is a space of and for the eye, of and for the mind, in which perception and reason are constantly challenged. This exhibition can be viewed as a single, autonomous gesture, as one cohesive installation.

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Melvin Moti, Miamalism, 2008, front cover of Life magazine, 40 x 50 cm
Sir Joshua Reynolds, Portrait of Mary Barnardiston, 1750, oil on canvas, 73 × 62 cm. Owned by Melvin Moti. Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij

Exhibition Programme
Hermitage Amsterdam

Portrait Gallery of the Golden AgeUntil 2016
Spanish Masters28 November – 29 May 2016
Catherine the Great
(subject to changes)
18 June 2016 – 15 January 2017
1917. From Romanov to Revolution
(subject to changes)
11 February – 17 September 2017
Dutch Master
(subject to changes)
14 October 2017 – 27 May 2018

© State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg

Plantage Amsterdam, cultural garden of Amsterdam

Right in the city centre the Plantage neighbourhood offers nature and culture in laidback surroundings. Visit another museum or cultural institution in this area. Wander through its many parks, stroll along its canals or have a drink at one of those wonderful waterside terraces.
Visit our website: plantageamsterdam.nl.

Opening hours

Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on 27 April (Kingsday) and 25 December (Christmas Day)
Open on 1 January 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

The Hermitage Amsterdam is located on Amstel 51, Amsterdam

Photo Janiek Dam

More information:
+31 (0)20 530 74 88

More information online ticketing:
+31 (0)20 530 87 55

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Upcoming

October 14th 2017 in the Hermitage Amsterdam

Lost and found

Information about lost objects: verlorenvoorwerpen@hermitage.nl.