Event Cinema: "Hermitage Revealed"

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Event Cinema: "Hermitage Revealed"

This thrilling journey through the St. Petersburg museum’s tumultuous history—from imperial palace to state museum—explores exclusive areas that remain hidden from the public eye.

Sunday, November 6, 2016
4:00pm-5:30pm
Visual Arts Center 104 Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, containing over 3 million treasures and boasting more curators than any other art institution. To mark the momentous occasion of its 250th anniversary, the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed. The result is a thrilling journey through the Hermitage’s tumultuous journey from imperial palace to state museum, offering unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas that remain hidden from the public eye.

This singular film brings together the oldest, the rarest, the most precious and the most closely guarded of Russia's greatest treasures. Items bought with great wealth or acquired by other means, hoarded and saved from violent revolutionaries, thought lost and later re-found—all works and their unique stories presented with an intimacy and immediacy that no museum or gallery experience can match.

From Rembrandt to Russian masterpieces, from prehistoric artifacts to the private gemstone collection of Catherine the Great, from Michelangelo to Matisse and much, much more, the exquisite treasures the Hermitage has to offer are seemingly endless. Hermitage Revealed puts you right there, exploring the art and revealing the human stories behind this great institution. 83m

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