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Lorenzo Lotto, Madonna and Child with Angels (Madonna delle grazie), 1542. Oil on panel © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Exhibitions

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Lorenzo Lotto, Madonna and Child with Angels (Madonna delle grazie), 1542. Oil on panel © State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
2 February
— 25 August
Treasury!
Masterpieces from the Hermitage
Come join us on a unique journey through art history! The Hermitage Amsterdam is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. For the occasion, we gained access to all those wonderful collections of the State Hermitage in St Petersburg and brought together quite some extraordinary museum treasures from the entire history of art. From pure golden archaeological finds from ancient cultures, through sculptures and valuable items dating back to Greek/Roman times, to highlights in painting with big names such as Da Vinci, Dürer, Van Dyck, Matisse, Rembrandt, Tintoretto, Velázquez and Van der Weyden. The fascinating Venus statuette from 23,000 BC is the oldest object, the devilish swan of Belgian artist Jan Fabre is the youngest, from 2016. Over two hundred works of art in a grand journey through art history. Not to miss during your visit to Amsterdam!
Now on display
Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age
Look at us! Dutch society in 30 group portraits
From 31 January
Outsider Art Museum
Intriguing, unpolished art by people with extraordinary backgrounds
Now on display
Outsider Art Gallery
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Photo Ilja Huner
Now on display
Panorama Amsterdam

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Jewels!
14 September 2019 - 15 March 2020

Jewels!

14 September 2019 - 15 March 2020

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, Tiffany and – of course – Fabergé, special supplier to the Imperial Crown. 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.

Now on view: Treasury!

Masterpieces from the Hermitage