"The most amazing, life-altering, eye-opening, practice-evolving, friendliest
and generous of gifts"
- Margaret Stewart, Photographer

Every symphony you hear, every play you see, every dance you experience every painting and sculpture you see, and every book you read, begins its life with a person in a room with an idea and a passion. The Hermitage provides the room for accomplished creators in a spectacular, inspiring environment. Our artists bring their brilliant ideas. Together, with nature, we feed the passion, and we share it all with our community. This is the work of the Hermitage.

On April 21, the Greenfield commission RHAPSODY (Terminals Part II: In Transit) saw its thrilling world premiere. Produced in partnership with New Music New College, and composed and performed by 2015 Greenfield Prize recipient and composer/drummer Bobby Previte, RHAPSODY defies categorization. Near-capacity audiences raved over the performances of Previte with Nels Cline on acoustic guitar; John Medeski, piano; Greg Osby, alto sax; Zeena Parkins, harp; and Jen Shyu, voice and erhu. Read the Observer review here.

The 2017 Greenfield Prize was awarded to photographer David Burnett on April 22. Burnett was selected for his remarkable body of work, and for his proposed project focusing on senior athletics. David's Greenfield commission will see its opening in 2019, in partnership with the Sarasota Museum of Art.


We are proud to share our talented people with those in the region through our community programs. Check our calendar and blog for up-to-date information on Hermitage news and events. Interested in volunteering? Our Friends of the Hermitage organization offers many excellent opportunities.