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Upcoming Events

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“Impact: Contemporary Artists at the Hermitage Artist Retreat” Presented in partnership with Sarasota Art Museum  Sunday, March 10 – Sunday, July 7 Sarasota Art Museum (entrance at 1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236) Click … Continue reading "“Impact: Contemporary Artists at the Hermitage Artist Retreat”"
Sarasota Art Museum
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“The Truth of the Night Sky: A Hermitage Collaboration” featuring Hermitage Fellows Anne Patterson and Patrick Harlin Presented in partnership with Sarasota Art Museum Sunday April 21 to  Sunday September 29 Sarasota Art Museum (entrance … Continue reading "“The Truth of the Night Sky: A Hermitage Collaboration”"
Sarasota Art Museum
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“Stealing the Show: Broadway, Beach, and Beyond” with Hermitage Fellow Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30pm Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer’s Hermitage Residency generously sponsored by the Huisking Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Presented … Continue reading "“Stealing the Show: Broadway, Beach, and Beyond”"
Hermitage Beach
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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“We Were the Universe” with Hermitage Fellow Kimberly King Parsons Presented in partnership with Bookstore1. Kimberly King Parsons’ Hermitage Residency generously sponsored by Robyn & Charles Citrin. Friday, June 28 at 6pm Bookstore1 (entrance at 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, … Continue reading "“We Were the Universe”"
Bookstore1
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
“2024 Hermitage STARs” with 5 Fantastic Florida Arts Teachers Presented in partnership with Florida Alliance for Arts Education, Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota and Desoto County, and Englewood YMCA Friday, July 12 at 2pm … Continue reading "“2024 Hermitage STARs”"
Hermitage Campus
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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“Interrupted History” with Hermitage Fellows Yasi Alipour, Jeffery Renard Allen and Sanderia Faye Smith  Thursday, July 25 at 6:30pm Hermitage Beach (entrance at 6660 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL 34223) Register here. Registration is required. … Continue reading "“Interrupted History”"
Hermitage Beach
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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“Translation-Traducción” with Hermitage Fellows Mónica Lavín and D.P. Snyder Friday, August 9 at 6:30pm Hermitage Beach (entrance at 6660 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL 34223) Register here. Registration is required. $5 per person. The relationship … Continue reading "“Translation-Traducción”"
Hermitage Beach
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“The Lazour Brothers: A Lifelong Collabrotion” with 2024 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Finalists Daniel and Patrick Lazour Friday, August 23 at 6:30pm Hermitage Beach (entrance at 6660 Manasota Key Rd, Englewood, FL 34223) Register here. Registration … Continue reading "“The Lazour Brothers: A Lifelong Collabrotion”"
Hermitage Beach
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Hermitage 2024 STARs Announced

The Hermitage Artist Retreat (Sarasota County, Florida) announced today that five Florida public school arts teachers will spend part of their summer on Manasota Key while working

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A Statement from the Hermitage

As an organization and as a community of artists, we at the Hermitage vow to hold ourselves to the highest standards in combatting racism. There is no place for hate – in art or in life. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we proudly support our Hermitage Fellows who engage in social justice reform and the stories that matter.

photo by Barbara Banks
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THE HERMITAGE MISSION

The mission of the Hermitage is to inspire and foster the most influential and culturally consequential art and artists of our time.

The Hermitage is a multi-disciplinary artist retreat dedicated to championing bold and impactful new work, supporting the creative process, elevating the artist experience, and enriching the lives of audiences and arts appreciators around the world. An incubator for diverse and original works across all artistic mediums, the Hermitage aims to inspire creative minds to achieve their greatest potential. Beyond the unique and invaluable experience we provide to artists, we take pride in our commitment to historic preservation, ecological restoration, and dynamic community engagement.

THE HERMITAGE ARTIST RETREAT

The Hermitage is a multi-disciplinary artist retreat serving artists, the creative process, and the community. Located on a nine-acre campus in Manasota Key at the southern tip of Sarasota County, we provide accomplished and diverse artists with multi-week residences to create new works of theater, music, visual art, literature, and more. All artists are selected by our Hermitage Curatorial Council, composed of visionary arts leaders from nationally and internationally renowned cultural institutions. Hermitage Fellows have described their experiences as “life-changing,” “magical,” and “transformative,” regularly noting that they accomplish more in their time at the Hermitage than they ever imagined possible.

Hermitage Fellows have included fifteen Pulitzer Prize winners, multiple Tony, Oscar, Emmy, Grammy nominees and winners, Poets Laureate, MacArthur “Genius” and Guggenheim Fellows, and hundreds of extraordinary artists from around the world. The award-winning, impactful, and diverse original works created at the Hermitage are presented in renowned concert halls, theaters, museums, and galleries throughout our region and across the globe. Works created at the Hermitage have been shown at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, The Museum of Modern Art, The Vienna Opera, Roundabout Theatre Company, Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Mass MoCA, The Kennedy Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name a few.

Audiences in the greater Sarasota area are offered a “sneak peek” into the works and minds of these brilliant artists through the Hermitage’s community programs, many of which are in collaboration with fellow arts and cultural organizations throughout the Gulf Coast region. In addition to the unique and invaluable experience we provide to artists, we take pride in our complementary missions of historic preservation, ecological restoration, and community engagement.

Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Hermitage was built in 1907. The “Hermitage-Whitney” district was reconceived as the Hermitage Artist Retreat in 1999 and officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2002.