Masters of Modern Art form the Hermitage

This exhibition allows kids to enjoy learning about art and the famous artists from the late 19th century and early 20th Century. The collection of 65 pieces including pieces from Picasso, Matisse and Bonard to name a few, is on loan of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW

Don’t miss this opportunity to see rare works from the modern masters at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Entry includes a Children's trail booklet which will guide you through the exhibition providing fun facts and questions.

The children's trail aims to spark an interest in the pieces of art as you explore the exhibition together. The booklet contains questions, suggestions, ideas to do at home, role-play. Best of all, it prompts kids to use their imagination.

Did you know that the Hermitage in St. Petersburg doesn’t just house some of the world’s greatest artworks? Around 70 well-cared-for cats live in the basement of the Winter Palace and around the grounds, to protect the art from mice and rats. These feline security guards have stalked the halls since at least 1745 when Empress Elizabeth issued a decree for suitable rodent-catchers to be sent to the palace from Kazan (along with someone to look after them).

Exploring art together is a sure-fire way to let kids an enjoy the exhibition. While it is a hands-off exhibit, there is nothing to stopping discussion and exploration of the colours and shapes found throughout the exhibition. 

January 2019: Drop in and make: Colour, pattern, rhythm and shape

Children are invited to create their own artwork based on the sculptures and portraits featured in the Gallery’s collection. All materials and instructions are provided.

FREE: Taking your cue from the artworks on display in the exhibition Masters of modern art from the Hermitage, there will be three weeks of dynamic art making experiences and workshops.
For children with their parents or carers. All materials and instructions provided.

Week 1: 7th - 11th January: Colourful trees and parks.

Week 2: 14th - 18th January The expressive shapes and rhythms of ports and rivers.

Week 3: 21st - 25th January The pattern of abstraction.

11am and 3.30pm. More info here.

For a full list of events please visit the website.

13 Oct 2018 - 03 Mar 2019
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Age Group
All Ages
Adult: $28
Youth (aged 12-17 years): $16
Location and Details
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, NSW
02 9225 1740