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Learn about the Hermitage in this video from PBS/WEDU.

Upcoming Events

5:30 pm
“Between Two Worlds” Friday, March 12 at 5:30pm With Hermitage Fellows Gowri Savoor & Monica Youn The Hermitage Beach Entrance at: 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223 Register here. $5 per person. Visual artist … Continue reading "“Between Two Worlds”"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach
5:30 pm
“The Great American Mime” Friday, March 19 @ 5:30pm With Hermitage Fellow Bill Bowers The Hermitage Beach Entrance at: 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223  Register here. $5 per person. Celebrated mime and performer … Continue reading "“The Great American Mime”"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach
5:30 pm
The Hermitage Artist Retreat presents “Future Tradition,” a presentation and conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner and Grammy Award Nominee Du Yun, Friday, March 26, 5:30 p.m., on the Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach. Registration is required. Click here to … Continue reading "“Future Tradition” with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Du Yun"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach
5:30 pm
“Storied Stories of the Creative Process” featuring Michael Riedel & Robert Plunket Presented in partnership with Sarasota Magazine Wednesday, March 31st @ 5:30pm The Hermitage Beach, 6660 Manasota Key Road (Manasota Key) Also via Live-Stream … Continue reading "“Storied Stories of the Creative Process”"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach
5:30 pm
“Transformations in Music & Words” Friday, April 2 @ 5:30PM With Hermitage Fellows Henry Clarke & Denise Dillenbeck The Hermitage Beach Entrance at: 6660 Manasota Key Road, Englewood, FL 34223 Register here. $5 per person. … Continue reading "“Transformations in Music & Words”"
Hermitage Artist Retreat Beach

2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize in Theater 

goes to Aleshea Harris!

Click Here for More Information about the

2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner – April 11

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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.

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.