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!
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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

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.


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
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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.


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

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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.
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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

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