2016 April: Empress and the Gardener Exhibition Hampton Court

 THE EMPRESS & THE GARDENER – 28 April to 4 September
Exhibition of drawings from The State Hermitage Museum at Hampton Court Palace

Empress Catherine the Great dreamed of having an English Garden in St Petersburg. She purchased two albums of watercolours of Hampton Court Palace gardens and its surrounding parks which she used as inspiration while designing her 'English Garden' at Peterhof.
These albums lay forgotten for 200 years in the Hermitage archive but have been rediscovered and will go on show for the first time at Hampton Court Palace.

The Hermitage Foundation UK is also publishing these historic albums on behalf of the Hermitage Museum




2016 March: Age of Giorgione, Hermitage Loan to London

IN THE AGE OF GIORGIONE– 12 March to 5 June
The Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1J OBD

A fascinating exhibition which illustrates the influences that shaped the work of many of the most celebrated names in Renaissance art.  At the beginning of the sixteenth century, although Bellini was still the leading artist, a younger generation that included Titian and Giorgione was emerging. Masterpieces by Giorgione, including Virgin and Child in a Landscape from the Hermitage Museum, will be displayed alongside works by Giovanni Bellini, Albrecht Durer, Titian, Sebastiano del Piombo and Lorenzo Lotto.


2016 March: Botticelli Reimagined, Hermitage Loan to London

Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

This exhibition explores the many ways artists and designers from the Pre-Raphaelites to the present day have responded to the artistic legacy of Sandro Botticelli, assembling 150 works from around the world, including St Jerome in Penitence and St Dominic Preaching from the State Hermitage Museum. 


St Dominic                                  St Jerome

Botticelli Reimagined will be the largest Botticelli exhibition in Britain since 1930. Including painting, fashion, film, drawing, photography, tapestry, sculpture and print, the exhibition will explore the myriad of ways that artists and designers have reinterpreted Botticell.  It will include over 50 original works by Botticelli, alongside works by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.