Press Releases

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Hermitage 2024 STARs Announced
June 10, 2024

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Dates for 2024-2025 Benefit Events Artful Lobster and Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner
May 16, 2024

Hermitage Announces New Summer Programs Featuring 2024 Tony Award Nominee Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, The Lazour Brothers, and More
May 7, 2024

New Program: 2024 Hermitage Major Theater Award Winner Chris Bush to Visit Hermitage June 7 for “Standing at the Beach’s Edge: London to Sarasota”
April 30, 2024

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Raven Chacon and Acclaimed Visual Artist Diana Al-Hadid to Present “Visualizing Culture” on the Hermitage Beach May 23
April 22, 2024

Playwright and Theater Maker Deepa Purohit Honored at 16th Annual Hermitage Greenfield Prize Celebration; Performances Featured Tony Winner Rachel Bay Jones, Kavita Shah, and a World Premiere from Angélica Negrón
April 17, 2024

Hermitage Announces New April and May Programs
March 11, 2024

Hermitage Announces Full Line-Up of Events for 2024 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Celebration
March 4, 2024

Two World-Class Exhibitions of Hermitage Artists to Premiere at Sarasota Art Museum
February 22, 2024

Hermitage Announces New March Program Featuring  Hermitage Fellow and American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer James Whiteside
February 7, 2024

Hermitage Announces UK Playwright and Lyricist Chris Bush as Fourth Recipient of the $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award
February 2, 2024

Hermitage Announces Third Annual Concert in the Ruby E. Crosby Alumni Music Series: “Piano Classics Remade” Featuring Award-Winning Pianist and Composer Conrad Tao
January 31, 2024

Hermitage Announces Playwright Deepa Purohit  as the 2024 Recipient of the Hermitage Greenfield Prize; Commission Increased to $35,000
January 12, 2024

Hermitage Announces February and March Programs
January 9, 2024

Hermitage Announces Special January Program in Advance of Two World-Class Exhibitions at Sarasota Art Museum Conceived by Hermitage Fellows 
December 11, 2023

Hermitage Receives $50,000 Grant from The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation
December 4, 2023

Hermitage Presented Two New Commissions from Madeleine George and Shariffa Ali in NYC
November 27, 2023

The Hermitage Raises Nearly $300,000 at the 15th Annual Artful Lobster – A Record-Breaking Celebration 
November 14, 2023

The Hermitage Presents New Play Commissions by Madeleine George and Shariffa Ali in New York City in November
November 7, 2023

Hermitage Announces New Events for January and February
November 3, 2023

“Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens” on November 30 with Visionary Arts Leaders Nataki Garrett, Tom Kirdahy and More Discussing the State of the Arts in Florida
October 16, 2023

Grammy Award-Winning String Quartet ETHEL to Headline 15th Annual Artful Lobster
October 10, 2023

“Hermitage Sunsets @ Benderson Park” Kicks Off 2023-2024 Season with Terry Guest and James Anthony Tyler
September 28, 2023

Hermitage Announces First Wave of Fall and Winter Programs
August 23, 2023

Latvian Composer and Guitarist Matīss Čudars Wins the 2023 Hermitage Prize in Composition at Aspen Music Festival & School
August 14, 2023

2023 Artful Lobster and 2024 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dates Announced
July 31, 2023

“Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens” Kicks Off 2023-24 Season with Playwright, Screenwriter, and Actor Halley Feiffer
July 25, 2023

Hermitage Receives National and Regional Grants to Support Artist Programs and Community Initiatives
July 17, 2023

Carole Crosby Elected President of Board of Trustees; Terry Brackett Joins as New Hermitage Trustee
July 11, 2023

Hermitage Continues Year-Round Programming with New Events Announced for July and August
June 13, 2023

Hermitage Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Alumni Reunion Party in NYC
June 8, 2023

Hermitage 2023 STARs Announced
June 7, 2023

Hermitage Receives Grant from Barancik Foundation to Protect Freedom of Artistic Expression and Support Diverse Community Porgramming
June 1, 2023

Hermitage Announces Second Year of “Cross Arts Collaborative” in Support of Sarasota Artists and Performing Arts Institutions
May 24, 2023 

Hermitage Announces New Collaborative Partnership with Roundabout Theatre, a Tony Award-Winning Non-Profit Theater in New York
May 3, 2023

Visual Artist Sandy Rodriguez and Dancer-Choreographer Rennie Harris Honored at 2023 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner
April 18, 2023

Hermitage Welcomes Stacia Lee as Managing Director
April 11, 2023

Sarasota Art Museum and Hermitage Artist Retreat Announce Plans for New Collaborative Exhibitions That Will Spotlight the Work of Hermitage Alumni Artists in Sarasota
April 6, 2023

Hermitage Announces New Programs in May and June featuring Award-Winning Artists and Performers in Music, Theater, Literature, Visual Art, and More
April 4, 2023

Andy Sandberg and Broadway Guest Stars Raised Their Voices to Celebrate the Hermitage’s 20th Anniversary Season
March 22, 2023

Hermitage Announces Second Annual Concert in the Ruby E. Crosby Alumni Music Series
March 13, 2023

Hermitage Announces New Programs in March in Partnership with Asolo Rep and Embracing Our Difference
March 1, 2023

Broadway Guest Stars Announced for Hermitage Benefit Concert at Van Wezel on March 20
February 27, 2023

Hermitage Announces Full Line-up of Events for 2023 Hermitage Greenfield Prize Weekend, April 14-16
February 14, 2023

Hermitage Announces Special Benefit Concert: “Hermitage Turns 20: Andy Sandberg & Broadway Friends in Concert,” March 20 at the Van Wezel
January 30, 2023

Hermitage Celebrates 15th Year of the Hermitage Greenfield Prize with Two $30,000 Commissions Honoring Visual Artist Sandy Rodriguez and Dancer-Choreographer Lorenzo “Rennie” Harris
January 10, 2023

Hermitage Announces Imani Uzuri as Third Winner of the Hermitage Major Theater Award
December 15, 2022

Hermitage Announces February and March 2023 Programs
December 12, 2022

Hermitage Announces January 2023 Programs
November 21, 2022

Hermitage Raises a Record-Breaking $265,000 at 2022 Artful Lobster 
November 15, 2022

Hermitage Presents First “Cross Arts Collaborative” Program with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Florida Studio Theatre, Celebrating Original Work Created as Part of the New Initiative
November 1, 2022

Hermitage Announces New Fall Programs
October 20, 2022

Award-Winning Musical Theater Composer Adam Gwon and Internationally Acclaimed Folk Musician Reggie Harris to Perform at 2022 Artful Lobster
September 19, 2022

Hermitage Receives Over $220,000 in Regional and National Grants Toward Artist Programs and Community Initiatives
September 13, 2022

Hermitage Announces Playwright and Screenwriter Madeleine George as Recipient of the $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award
September 7, 2022

Hermitage Announces Fall Programs for 20th Anniversary Season Featuring Pulitzer and Tony Winner Michael R. Jackson, Violinist Lady Jess, Artist Anne Patterson, and the Continuation of “Hermitage @ Booker” Series with Singer/Songwriter Reggie Harris
September 6, 2022

Hermitage Announces Live and Virtual Programs in September
August 19, 2022

Composer Sofía Rocha wins the 2022 Hermitage Prize in Composition at Aspen Music Festival & School
August 16, 2022

Hermitage Announces New Members of National Curatorial Council: Sanford Biggers, Cathy Park Hong, Rajiv Joseph, Du Yun
August 12, 2022

Hermitage and Aspen Music Festival and School Celebrate 10th Year of Hermitage Prize in Composition
August 9, 2022

Hermitage Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Trustees
July 26, 2022

Hermitage and Sarasota Opera present “Music’s Masterpieces”
July 19, 2022

Hermitage Announces Dates for 2022-2023 Benefit Events Artful Lobster and Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner
July 14, 2022

Hermitage Artist Retreat and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Announce 2022-2023 Dates for “Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens”
July 12, 2022

Hermitage Launches Sarasota “Cross Arts Collaborative” in Support of Local Arts Institutions
June 29, 2022

Hermitage Launches New Programmatic Series in Collaboration with Sarasota Art Museum
June 21, 2022

Hermitage 2022 STARs Announced – Special Program July 15 in Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties
June 7, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Theater Maker and Director Shariffa Ali as the 2022 Recipient of the $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award
May 26, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Programs in June
May 17, 2023

Hermitage Launches Ruby E. Crosby Alumni Music Series
April 20, 2022

Composer Angélica Negrón Celebrated at Hermitage Greenfield Prize Dinner
April 12, 2022

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Programs in May with Hermitage Fellows
April 4, 2022

Hermitage Announces New April Program with Award-Winning Musician and Hermitage Fellow Kavita Shah
March 24, 2022

Hermitage Announces Full Line-Up of Hermitage Greenfield Prize Celebration Weekend Events
March 15, 2022

Hermitage Partners with Sarasota Contemporary Dance for 2022 National Water Dance to Raise Awareness of Preserving Natural Resources
March 11, 2022

Hermitage Announces “Musical Storytelling” with Tony Award Winner Jeanine Tesori
March 7, 2022

Hermitage Fellow and 2022 Kleban Prize Winner César Alvarez to Present “Reimagining the Musical” in March
February 22, 2022

Hermitage Greenfield Prize Winners Return to Sarasota including Premiere of Commission by Helga Davis
February 1, 2022

Hermitage and Van Wezel Foundation Announce “UNSCRIPTED 2.0” with Hermitage Fellow Hannah Hasan
January 20, 2022

Hermitage Announces Composer and Multi-Instrumentalist Angélica Negrón as the 2022 Recipient of the $30,000 Hermitage Greenfield Prize
January 11, 2022

Hermitage Presents February Program with Broadway Producer Tom Kirdahy
January 7, 2022

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright and Hermitage Fellow Paula Vogel to Present “Pen to Paper” as Part of “Hermitage @ Booker” Series
January 4, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Writer and Director Radha Blank as the Inaugural Recipient of the $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award
December 14, 2021

Hermitage Announces Full Slate of January and February Programs for the New Year
December 10, 2021

Hermitage Announces January 2022 Programs with Tony Award Winner Gavin Creel and Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael R. Jackson
November 23, 2021

Hermitage Raises More Than $225,000 at 2021 Artful Lobster – A Record-Breaking Celebration!
November 17, 2021

Hermitage Receives $50,000 Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County
November 10, 2021

Hermitage and Booker High School Launch New Partnership and Artist Series
October 20, 2021

Acclaimed ETHEL Cellist Dorothy Lawson to Headline 2021 Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration!
October 14, 2021

Hermitage and The Bay Park Announce New “Hermitage at the Bay” Series
October 11, 2021

Hermitage Announces New Beach Program with Hermitage Fellow and Tony Award Nominee Bess Wohl
October 6, 2021

Hermitage Receives $43,598 Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant
September 17, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat Presents Artful Lobster 2021: An Outdoor Celebration! on November 13
September 8, 2021

Hermitage “doubles down” on safe and expanded outdoor programming for 2021-2022
September 6, 2021

Hermitage receives Arts Appreciation Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation
September 2, 2021

Hermitage announces new virtual series, “Artists and Thinkers: An Intimate Conversation Series,” featuring nationally renowned Hermitage curators and artists
August 31, 2021

Composer David ‘Clay’ Mettens wins the 2021 Hermitage Prize in Aspen
August 26, 2021

Hermitage announces new members of national curatorial council
August 10, 2021

Hermitage welcomes new programs manager James R. Monaghan
July 26, 2021

Hermitage welcomes Edward Swan, Jr. to board of trustees; Robyn Citrin is elected president
July 7, 2021

More than $367,000 raised to commemorate retirement of Hermitage co-founder Patricia Caswell
June 30, 2021

Hermitage receives $260,000 in grants for historic preservation and artist impact
June 23, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat announces the establishment of the Hermitage Major Theater Award
June 22, 2021

Hermitage 2021 STARs announced
June 3, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents “Just Sittin’ Here Lookin'” with Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael R. Jackson
April 27, 2021

Playwright Aleshea Harris Celebrated at Hermitage Greenfield Prize Award Dinner on April 11
April 14, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat announces date for 2021 Artful Lobster – An Outdoor Celebration, Saturday, November 13
March 25, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat announces new outdoor programs through May
March 19, 2021

2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize celebration features live and virtual events, April 8-12
March 15, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat adds two new programs to March offerings
March 2, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat – one of the region’s earliest arts organizations to offer a safe new model for live performances – announces March and April programs
February 15, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreats announces programs happening in February and early March
January 26, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat announces upcoming programs featuring Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn, ETHEL cellist Dorothy Lawson, and more
January 19, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents “In Conversation with Playwright Emily Kaczmarek” in partnership with Urbanite Theatre Company
January 14, 2021

Hermitage Artist Retreat announces the winner of the 2021 Hermitage Greenfield Prize, presented this year to distinguished theater artist Aleshea Harris
January 12, 2021

Hermitage and Van Wezel Foundation present “UNSCRIPTED+: Community Edition” with acclaimed arts educator Eric Booth
December 28, 2020

Hermitage presents “Future Tradition,” an evening with Pulitzer Prize winner and Grammy Award nominee Du Yun
December 2, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat’s 2020 Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration! Raises More than $128,000
November 19, 2020

Hermitage announces upcoming outdoor beach programs
November 2, 2020

Hermitage appoints new development director
October 9, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat and Selby Gardens announce a new collaboration: “Hermitage Sunsets @ Selby Gardens” – an outdoor series
October 5, 2020

Hermitage announces the return of its outdoor beach programs
September 23, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat receives strategic partnership grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County
September 16, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents the 2020 Artful Lobster: An Outdoor Celebration!
September 10, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat welcomes five new board members
September 3, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat welcomes two new hires: Elizabeth Power as deputy director/operations manager, and Michael Salimbene as executive assistant/program coordinator
August 26, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat receives substantial grant from Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
August 3, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat receives Tourist Development Cultural/Arts grant
July 15, 2020

Hermitage 2020 STARs
July 13, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat meets $150,000 matching challenge and achieves first million-dollar fiscal year
July 6, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat announces 2020-2021 curatorial council
July 3, 2020

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $40,000 Grant to the Hermitage Artist Retreat with Additional Support from Flora Major
June 23, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces Dates for 2020 Artful Lobster (November 14) and 2021 Greenfield Prize Dinner (April 11)
May 26, 2020

The Hermitage Artist Retreat meets $100,000 matching pledge in less than one month and now continues to ride the wave of support
May 15, 2020

Hermitage receives $100,000 matching pledge in response to COVID-19 crisis
April 7, 2020

Hermitage cancels upcoming public programs and Greenfield Prize Weekend
March 16, 2020

Renowned artists take center stage at the Hermitage Artist Retreat’s Greenfield Prize Weekend: A Celebration of Art
March 6, 2020

The Hermitage Artist Retreat announces the 2020 Greenfield Prize winner: Visual Artist Jennifer Packer
February 16, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat announces six upcoming programs in February and March
January 28, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat announces two events to meet Artistic Director and CEO Andy Sandberg
January 9, 2020

Hermitage Artist Retreat offers four community programs in January
December 28, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat appoints Andy Sandberg as artistic director and CEO
December 4, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents four free community programs in December
November 27, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat welcomes new board president Leslie Dignam Edwards
November 25, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents November programs: “Viola Works from J.S. Bach to Philip Glass” with Ralph Farris, and “Smart in Medicine, A New Era” with Alexa Miller
October 25, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat uses John Ringling Towers grant for renovation of historic structure
September 26, 2019

Acclaimed composer and performer Daniel Bernard Roumain to headline at the Hermitage’s 2019 Artful Lobster fundraiser
September 25, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents October programs: “Historical Activism in Song and Print,” and “Falling Birds, Falling Man”
September 14, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat Uses Community Foundation of Sarasota County Grant for Special Project
September 10, 2019

Composer Chelsea Komschlies wins the 2019 Hermitage Prize in Aspen
August 26, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat appoints new development director
August 21, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat receives Tourist Development Cultural/Arts Grant to help fund the organization’s 2019-2020 community arts and cultural programs
August 2, 2019

Hermitage STARs announced for 2019
June 24, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents Fridays @ 5: “Musical Theater in the Making” with composer/lyricist Adam Gwon
April 25, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents Fridays @ 5: “Suntelia” with Kaylene McCaw
April 17, 2019

Nationally acclaimed artists highlight the Greenfield Prize celebration of artistic excellence
March 27, 2019

Hermitage Founding Executive Director Bruce E. Rodgers to retire in December
March 26, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents Fridays @ 5: “Red Tide: The History, Causes and Future”
March 8, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents Fridays @ 5: “The Decaying Frame” with filmmaker Bill Morrison, and “What’s Blooming Now” with multimedia artist Laurie Olinder
February 21, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents Hermitage North @ New College: “How (Not) to Read Poetry”
February 21, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat receives $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
February 15, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents 2019 Greenfield Prize in Music to Helga Davis
February 11, 2019

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents Book Club Meeting with author Andrea Kleine, and Fridays @ 5: PoetryLife’s Favorite Poem Reading
January 31, 2019

Hermitage North @ New College – International Contemporary Ensemble: “Words and Music”
January 14, 2019

Fridays @ 5 – Two Lives Devoted to Art: Linda Brooks and Dan Cameron
January 4, 2019

Fridays @ 5 – “Prelude to a Kiss: The Musical in the Making” with Craig Lucas, Daniel Messé and Sean Hartley
December 20, 2018

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents Hermitage North @ New College: “LGBT Opera, Then and Now”
December 10, 2018

Hermitage Artist Retreat announces keynote speaker for 2019 Muse Luncheon
November 12, 2018

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents Hermitage North @ New College
October 25, 2018

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents Artful Lobster
October 3, 2018

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents Fridays @ 5
September 26, 2018

Composer Sid Richardson wins the 2018 Hermitage Prize
August 26, 2018

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents “Film and Musical Theater in the Making”
August 10, 2018

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents historic home tours
August 6, 2018

Hermitage Artist Retreat presents two community programs in August
July 25, 2018

Hermitage STARs announced for 2018
June 26, 2018