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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 136 ART FROM THE INSIDE OUT

The Hermitage

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

 

Though its name conjures up images of monks in seclusion, the State Hermitage Museum in the heart of St. Petersburg, Russia, provides sanctuary for those seeking rare art and artifacts from around the world. Contained within six massive buildings, including the former Winter Palace for Russian royalty, the museum began as a refuge for entertaining guests who came to view the private collection of Empress Catherine the Great in 1764; its original concept of a palace and art complex was modeled after the gardens and architecture of Versailles, France’s official royal ...

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