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A Statement from the Hermitage

Black Art Matters…
Black Stories Matter…
We at the Hermitage stand alongside our artists as we condemn the unjust murder of George Floyd and so many others. As an organization and as a community of artists, we vow to hold ourselves to the highest standards in combatting racism. There is no place for hate – in art or in life. We proudly support our Hermitage Fellows who engage in social justice reform and tell the stories that matter.

Upcoming Events

1:00 pm
REGISTER HERE. Arts Advocates, in collaboration with the Hermitage Artist Retreat, present “Speaking of the Arts … Exploring and Supporting the Creative Process” A conversation with Hermitage Artistic Director Andy Sandberg and musician/composer Allison Loggins-Hull … Continue reading "Speaking of the Arts: Exploring & Supporting the Creative Process"
5:00 pm
REGISTER HERE. “Art & Controversy”: A Conversation with Coco Fusco Acclaimed Multidisciplinary Artist and Writer 2016 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Winner 2013 Fulbright Fellow & Guggenheim Fellow Creator & Artist “Tin Man of the Twenty-First Century” … Continue reading "“Art & Controversy”: A Conversation with Coco Fusco"
6:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The Hermitage Artist Retreat announces the return of its popular beachfront series with “Genius Loci: A Sense of Place in Story, Music, & Poetry,” Friday, October 9, 6 p.m., at the … Continue reading "“Genius Loci: A Sense of Place in Story, Music, & Poetry”"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach
6:00 pm
Free admission; registration is required. REGISTER HERE. “Triple Current” promises a gentle sonic sound from an extraordinary Hermitage artist that reflects the peace and beauty evoked by Selby Gardens as part of our “Hermitage Sunsets … Continue reading "“Triple Current: Music of Arabia & America”"
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
11:30 am
The highly popular Artful Lobster is our signature fundraising event, and the only benefit to take place on our historic Gulf front campus on Manasota Key. With a luscious lobster feast catered by Michael’s On … Continue reading "2020 Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration!"
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photo by Barbara Banks

Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hermitage was built in 1907 and was reconceived as The Hermitage Artist Retreat in 1999. Artists and writers live and work here for six-week residencies curated by national leaders in art and literature. We preserve Old Florida beach houses and the ancient native beachfront environment as a place to birth new art, new thought, and the world’s next great masterpieces.

Hermitage Fellows include nine Pulitzer winners; a host of MacArthur “Geniuses;” and Grammy, Tony, and Emmy winners. Work created at the Hermitage is shown at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna Opera, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Mass MoCA, MoMA and the MET Museum.

With a mission to inspire the artists of our time, we invite the public to be inspired as you see and hear cutting edge art, literature, drama and music in Sarasota area venues, and on the Hermitage beach at sunset in a series of free Friday programs.