"The most amazing, life-altering, eye-opening, practice-evolving, friendliest
and generous of gifts"
- Margaret Stewart, Photographer

Every symphony you hear, every play you see, every dance you experience every painting and sculpture you see, and every book you read, begins its life with a person in a room with an idea and a passion. The Hermitage provides the room for accomplished creators in a spectacular, inspiring environment. Our artists bring their brilliant ideas. Together, with nature, we feed the passion, and we share it all with our community. This is the work of the Hermitage.


Hermitage Palm House
Friday, October 27, 2017
5:30 PM
Sunset at 6:50 PM

Meet Florida painter Laine Nixon and join us for the opening exhibit of her paintings in water color and acrylic. Learn about platinum palladium photos bringing awareness of our fragile marine ecosystem, with California photographer Jasmine Swope. Hear work by New York poet Laurie Eustis. Then walk to the beach and enjoy the sunset.


Baseball Stories and "Wrighting" a Play
Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:30 PM on the beach
Sunset at 6:45 PM

"Wrighting" a Play
Playwright Eleanor Burgess reads the first and last draft of various scenes, with an explanation of how and why that scene evolved through writing exercises, rehearsals, great feedback and painful choices.

Spring Training....In November
Author, illustrator, and editor Emily Nemens will read from her new manuscript, a novel in stories about spring training baseball. Emily's fiction and essays on baseball have appeared in Esquire, n+1, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She'll also talk about researching the project, including the season she was in the LSU Football press corps, binge-watching Pete Rose reality TV, and following Frank Lloyd Wright across the Southwest.


We are proud to share our talented people with those in the region through our community programs. Check our calendar and blog for up-to-date information on Hermitage news and events. Interested in volunteering? Our Friends of the Hermitage organization offers many excellent opportunities.