Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine and Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

The exhibition Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine 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.

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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Trailer Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine

Three great names on the European stage at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Napoleon Bonaparte and tsar Alexander I determined the fate of millions of Europeans. A fascinating role was played by the elegant Joséphine de Beauharnais, Napoleon’s empress, great art collector and later a dear friend to the Russian tsar.
Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine, a story of friendship, war and art from the Hermitage.
is an extraordinary exhibition! Meet them in the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam.

The Hermitage Amsterdam presents an exhibition on three historical giants:
Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine, a Story of Friendship, War and Art from the Hermitage

28 March – 8 November 2015

In 2015, as the Battle of Waterloo is commemorated throughout Europe, the Hermitage Amsterdam will turn the clock back to the decisive years that preceded Waterloo, the days of Napoleon Bonaparte and two exceptional and very different contemporaries: Tsar Alexander I, his friend and enemy, and Joséphine, the love of his life.


Foto Evert Elzinga

On display at Hermitage Amsterdam from 29 November 2014: Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

The exhibition Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age will open in Hermitage Amsterdam from 29 November 2014 until the end of 2016. The presentation features over thirty group portraits dating from the 17th century. These enormous paintings originate from the Amsterdam Museum and Rijksmuseum and are accompanied by other paintings and objects. Together they illustrate the story of collective citizenship that typifies the Netherlands. These "brothers and sisters" of the Night Watch are unique in the world and rarely seen due to their size. Thanks to a special partnership between the Amsterdam Museum, Rijksmuseum and Hermitage Amsterdam, these masterpieces will be visible to a large international audience.


Left: Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy, Civic Guards from the Company of Captain Jan Claesz Vlooswijck, 1642, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 340 x 527 cm
Right: Jacob Backer, Civic Guards from the Company of Captain Cornelis de Graeff, 1642, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 367 x 511 cm .

Exhibition Programme
Hermitage Amsterdam

Portrait Gallery of the Golden AgeUntil 2016
Alexander, Napoleon & Joséphine28 March – 8 November 2015
Spanish Masters28 November – 29 May 2016

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Plantage Amsterdam, cultural garden of Amsterdam

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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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