Collections & Exhibitions

"The spending of large sums in the development of interest in the arts and sciences is an occurrence of more than aesthetic significance. We are living in a museum age and we must not be slow to recognize it."
-Florence K. Sloane, upon accepting Norfolk's distinguished Cosmopolitan Medal in 1932

Sloane Collection

The Hermitage is home to the Sloane Collection, an assemblage of fine and decorative art which rivals the house itself in both scope and inventiveness. With over 40,000 objects, the collection spans 5,000 years of art history and represents over 30 countries. As a pioneering patron of early 20th century painters and sculptors, Mrs. Florence Sloane is among the pantheon of great American collectors.


Presented in two second-floor Changing Galleries, the Hermitage offers an ongoing schedule of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Featuring a dynamic range of contemporary art, the theme of each exhibition connects in some way to the history of the Hermitage, the Slone Collection, the gardens and grounds, or the Hampton Roads community - all while supporting Hermitage’s mission. Exhibitions are made interactive by incorporating artist workshops and lectures, educational activities, and other related programming.

Docent Research

Collections Research by Current Museum Docents

Reproductions & Appraisals

Collection Rights and Museum Appraisal Policy

Photography Policies

Policies and Fees for Photography on the Grounds

Collection Connection


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Members actively take part in all the exhibitions, events and programs the Hermitage offers throughout the year.  Membership also ensures that the Hermitage will remain a vibrant and vital site for our community. Join today.