3 Ivan Kramskoy Portrait of Tsarina Maria Fyodorovna (wife of Tsar Alexander III) wearing a tiara, necklace and brooch of brilliant-cut diamonds, 1881


14 September 2019
— 16 October 2020
The Glitter of the Russian Court
One of the Hermitage’s greatest treasures is the fabulous jewellery collection. Hundreds of them superbly sparkle in Jewels!. Together with many portraits and a profusion of richly decorated gowns and ensembles once worn by the highest echelons at the Russian court in St Petersburg, they represent two centuries in fashion and jewels. Meet the country’s flamboyant empresses – Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great – as well as grand dukes and duchesses, tsarinas and noble fashionistas of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. For balls and parties they wore dazzling costumes, set off by bijoux carefully selected to demonstrate identity, taste, breeding and wealth. Jewellery might also be designed to provoke or convey secret messages. Pieces were ordered from leading houses like Cartier and Fabergé. Many pieces were lost following the Russian Revolution. Jewels! presents a glittering array of surviving masterpieces, situated in ballrooms and boudoirs like those of the tsars’ Winter Palace.
from 7 november
Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century
Look at us! Dutch society in 30 group portraits
from 7 november
Outsider Art Museum
Intriguing, unpolished art by people with extraordinary backgrounds
from 7 november
Exhibition winner ABN AMRO Art Prize
Evelyn Taocheng Wang is the ninth winner of the ABN AMRO Art Prize.

Exhibition winner ABN AMRO Art Prize

Evelyn Taocheng Wang is the ninth winner of the ABN AMRO Art Prize. The prize includes an exhibition in the Hermitage Amsterdam.

The title of her exhibition –  Het bloemblaadje, dat tijdens het ochtendkrieken was gevallen, paktte ik op in de avondschemering – has a purposefully included typo and is a quote she translated from a book by Chinese writer Lu Xun (1881-1936) about his childhood home, a source of memories to him.

Evelyn Wang’s exhibition shows how language and architecture are interwoven with one’s identity. She acquired Dutch citizenship in 2019, which is why her ‘new’ identity and Dutch culture are important themes in the exhibition.

Wang has made eight new paintings and a series of drawings and paintings on rice paper as part of the ABN AMRO Art Prize, including one drawing of more than seven meters long. Central are the customs and practices in Dutch culture, symbolized by Wang, among other things, by oliebollen. Attention is also paid to the conflict in adopting a new identity as an immigrant.

On display until Sunday 31 January 2021 | Entrance with a ticket for Jewels! and All-in ticket.

Het gaat regenen! Eet smakelijk! (Mondriaan Oliebollen of Trashy Mondriaan) 2020
from 7 november
Outsider Art Gallery
from 7 november
Panorama Amsterdam


Coming soon
Tsars and Knights
Expected: from November 7, 2020