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Annual Gala Banquet in the Winter Palace

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the Hermitage Museum


Every year, the State Hermitage Museum hosts its Gala Banquet in the Winter Palace. This magnificent celebration, worthy of the Russian Tsars, attracts patrons of the arts and friends of the Hermitage from all over the world.

The 250th Anniversary Banquet this year will carry the guests through 3 centuries of the history of the Hermitage collection; beginning in the Winter Palace with cocktails in the Hanging Garden, it will continue with an opera and ballet gala performance at the Hermitage Theatre dedicated to Catherine the Great and her time.

General Staff building will be the setting for the Gala Dinner in the beautiful halls of the former ministry of the foreign affairs designed by Carlo Rossi, recently restored to their original splendour.

After the ball, guests will have a preview of the world famous MANIFESTA exhibition and enjoy contemporary art and music of the 20th/21st century up to the present.

The Gala will take place on Friday, June 27th 2014.  Guest may purchase tickets thought the Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA), Inc.  Donations for the Gala are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Guest - $ 1,700 per person

Benefactor - $ 3,350 per person


To purchase tickets, please contact:

Lannyl Stephens Ossorguine
Director of Communications and Special Projects


The Hermitage Museum thanks the following for their generous support:

The Vladimir Potanin Charitable Fund

The Blavatnik Family Foundation


JT International


Cultural Foundation


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