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Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA) We promote the rich cultural heritage of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and the U.S.-Russia cultural exchange.
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#MuseumSelfie Anton Raphael Mengs; Perseus and Andromeda; 1778
03/27/2018

#MuseumSelfie Anton Raphael Mengs; Perseus and Andromeda; 1778

03/12/2018
HISTORY

HISTORY

Catherine the Great was Russia's longest ruling female leader. This is HISTORY | HERstory, as told by Tim Gunn.

In collaboration with Lifetime and Biography.

Fantasia in Threads. Western European Lace and Glass of the 16th to 19th Centuries.
03/12/2018

Fantasia in Threads. Western European Lace and Glass of the 16th to 19th Centuries.

HMF Private Tour of Guggenheim’s Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World with Associate Curator Kyung An
01/05/2018

HMF Private Tour of Guggenheim’s Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World with Associate Curator Kyung An

Several members of the HMF USA enjoyed a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Permanent Collection of Dutch P...
01/04/2018

Several members of the HMF USA enjoyed a private tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Permanent Collection of Dutch Painting with Associate Curator Adam Eaker.

We look forward to seeing you at the show "The Winter Palace and Hermitage in 1917 year. Created history here." The exhi...
12/01/2017

We look forward to seeing you at the show "The Winter Palace and Hermitage in 1917 year. Created history here."

The exhibition at the anteroom is dedicated to the life of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and his family.

Frock coat (greatcoat) doorman Peter Gallery of the Imperial Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia, beginning of XX century.
12/01/2017

Frock coat (greatcoat) doorman Peter Gallery of the Imperial Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia, beginning of XX century.

Armor Knights Daguerreotype, photographer Unknown, Russia, 1842-1844
12/01/2017

Armor Knights Daguerreotype, photographer Unknown, Russia, 1842-1844

Family portrait Daguerreotype photographer Unknown, Russia, 1855.
11/30/2017

Family portrait Daguerreotype photographer Unknown, Russia, 1855.

Museum of sculptures in the Louvre (album 6, table 29) Charles Persier Fontaine, Pierre François Léonard, France, 1809...
11/30/2017

Museum of sculptures in the Louvre (album 6, table 29) Charles Persier Fontaine, Pierre François Léonard, France, 1809.

Matsuo, Japan Sjunsjō holiday; 1844
11/30/2017

Matsuo, Japan Sjunsjō holiday; 1844

Selma Lagerlef, author of "the incredible journey of Nils with wild geese". "Hunting service". Germany, 1766-1768
11/29/2017

Selma Lagerlef, author of "the incredible journey of Nils with wild geese". "Hunting service". Germany, 1766-1768

Snack plate from a service, donated by Emperor Wilhelm II on the occasion of Nicholas Alexandrovich and Nee Princess Ali...
11/29/2017

Snack plate from a service, donated by Emperor Wilhelm II on the occasion of Nicholas Alexandrovich and Nee Princess Alice marriage on 22.11.1894, Prussia, 1894

'Hebe' (between1800&1805) is one of most famous works of Antonio Canova. According to ancient myth, Hebe was daughter of...
11/29/2017

'Hebe' (between1800&1805) is one of most famous works of Antonio Canova. According to ancient myth, Hebe was daughter of Zeus & Hera and was embodiment of youth. As serving-maid to gods on Mount Olympus, she was responsible for bringing round cups of nectar

The permanent exhibition of prints near 'A Cabinet of Artists’ Books' on the 3rd floor of the General Staff Buiding wa...
11/28/2017

The permanent exhibition of prints near 'A Cabinet of Artists’ Books' on the 3rd floor of the General Staff Buiding was changed. Now on display are works by French Postimpressionist artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

In 1893 Toulouse-Lautrec was very prolific. He created more than fifty paintings and nearly as many prints and posters. ...
11/28/2017

In 1893 Toulouse-Lautrec was very prolific. He created more than fifty paintings and nearly as many prints and posters. The peak of his activities was a suite of prints for Caffee-Concert published again by 'The Original Print'.

'Caffee-Concert' was printed in a big volume and was meant for a wide circle of popular music lovers. The suite consists...
11/28/2017

'Caffee-Concert' was printed in a big volume and was meant for a wide circle of popular music lovers. The suite consists of 11 lithography portraits of Lautrec's favorite characters: Jeanne Avril, Ivette Gilbert, Aristide Bruand and other actors and frequenters of caffee-chantant

Pierre-Auguste Renoir; Boy with a Whip; Oil on canvas; 1885 The depicted boy is five-year-old Etienne Goujon, dressed so...
11/27/2017

Pierre-Auguste Renoir; Boy with a Whip; Oil on canvas; 1885

The depicted boy is five-year-old Etienne Goujon, dressed somewhat effeminately as was usual for little boys in the 1880s.

Seeking to embody his concept of ideal beauty, Canova repeatedly depicted Cupid and his beloved, Psyche. This standing g...
11/27/2017

Seeking to embody his concept of ideal beauty, Canova repeatedly depicted Cupid and his beloved, Psyche. This standing group was seen as the embodiment of innocence, forming a pair with a group of Cupid with the Reclining Psyche, symbolizing voluptuousness

'Portrait of a Girl in Black' by André Derain now is on display in the @CentrePompidou in Paris!
11/27/2017

'Portrait of a Girl in Black' by André Derain now is on display in the @CentrePompidou in Paris!

A glass of the Imperial glass factory Glass Ruby Russia mid-19th century.
11/24/2017

A glass of the Imperial glass factory Glass Ruby Russia mid-19th century.

Shot glass Set of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich Imperial glass factory, St. Petersburg, Russia , circa 1848. (basic...
11/24/2017

Shot glass Set of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich Imperial glass factory, St. Petersburg, Russia , circa 1848. (basic structure); 1850-1880s. (supplement to the basic composition)

Carafe with stopper, the author of the project: i. Murinov (?). The Imperial glass factory Russia, 1880s.
11/24/2017

Carafe with stopper, the author of the project: i. Murinov (?). The Imperial glass factory Russia, 1880s.

On the 17th of November 1757, in St. Petersburg, Imperial Academy of Arts was established. Thomas Moulton II original au...
11/23/2017

On the 17th of November 1757, in St. Petersburg, Imperial Academy of Arts was established. Thomas Moulton II original author: Thomas Hearn Neva from the Academy of Arts of Russia, 1790.

The Academy originally was posted in I. Shuvalov, spends huge amounts of money into its development, the Small Garden St...
11/23/2017

The Academy originally was posted in I. Shuvalov, spends huge amounts of money into its development, the Small Garden Street. Portrait of count I. Shuvalov Engraver: Georg Friedrich Schmidt Russia, St. Petersburg, 1762.

In the year 1764 Catherine II approved the Statute and States, and Academy of Arts on Vasilevsky Island began constructi...
11/23/2017

In the year 1764 Catherine II approved the Statute and States, and Academy of Arts on Vasilevsky Island began construction of a special building (a. f. Alexander Kokorinov and j. b. vallin de la Mothe), Imperial Academy of Arts K.k. Bull Russia, 1890-1920.

Cup with a view of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1820s.
11/22/2017

Cup with a view of the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1820s.

S. Galberg Model statue of Empress Catherine II for the Conference Hall Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1831.
11/22/2017

S. Galberg Model statue of Empress Catherine II for the Conference Hall Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, 1831.

Custodian with a large seal of the Imperial Academy of Arts, Russia; 1763-1799
11/22/2017

Custodian with a large seal of the Imperial Academy of Arts, Russia; 1763-1799

The first stage of the Leningrad metro including the Avtovo station was put into operation in 1955. The subway grand ope...
11/21/2017

The first stage of the Leningrad metro including the Avtovo station was put into operation in 1955. The subway grand opening was held on 15 November.

Winnie Denker; The Avtovo Station; Platinum print, water-color paper; 1999

Exhibition in Forehall is devoted to life of last Russian emperor Nicholas II & his family. Personal belongings, photogr...
11/21/2017

Exhibition in Forehall is devoted to life of last Russian emperor Nicholas II & his family. Personal belongings, photographs, toys, and drawings of Tsar’s children tell about private life of Romanovs.

For many years this portrait was mistakenly thought to show #Rembrandt's mother. It was only at the start of the 20th ce...
11/21/2017

For many years this portrait was mistakenly thought to show #Rembrandt's mother. It was only at the start of the 20th century when the sitter's identity was correctly identified. Baertje Martens was the wife of Herman Doomer, a joiner and frame-maker.

Born in 1666 in Florence was painter, draftsman, and pastelist, Benedetto Luti. Among his works in the Hermitage collect...
11/20/2017

Born in 1666 in Florence was painter, draftsman, and pastelist, Benedetto Luti. Among his works in the Hermitage collection is the painting 'Boy with a Flute' created around 1720. It is known that the artist was elected the principal of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome the same year.

The young man holds a golden medal in his right hand where a naked winged woman (Fortuna) standing on two spheres is dep...
11/20/2017

The young man holds a golden medal in his right hand where a naked winged woman (Fortuna) standing on two spheres is depicted. This allegorical figure symbolizes the idea of good fortune, power, glory, and virtue.

Pelican's depiction is situated above the left arm of the throne. A pelican feeding its little ones with its own blood i...
11/20/2017

Pelican's depiction is situated above the left arm of the throne. A pelican feeding its little ones with its own blood is the symbol of Christ's self-sacrifice and the sacrament of communion

The symbolic depiction of the Trinity on a panel by Robert Campin consists of God the Father enthroned, supporting the d...
11/20/2017

The symbolic depiction of the Trinity on a panel by Robert Campin consists of God the Father enthroned, supporting the dead body of Christ (God the Son) and between them the dove representing God the Holy Spirit

Born in 1503 was the Florentine painter who worked in the Mannerist style and the genre of aristocratic portrait Angelo ...
11/20/2017

Born in 1503 was the Florentine painter who worked in the Mannerist style and the genre of aristocratic portrait Angelo Bronzino. Among the paintings by Bronzino in the Hermitage collection is the portrait of Cosimo I de' Medici.

The end. Foul, or drop the sublime in painting. Dedicated traders slightly dark paintings by William Hogarth, 1764, Unit...
11/17/2017

The end. Foul, or drop the sublime in painting. Dedicated traders slightly dark paintings by William Hogarth, 1764, United Kingdom.

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