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Fabergé Revealed, From the Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Opening Day

Opening Day programs included with museum admission. Please note: There is a surcharge for the Fabergé exhibition.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 10am - 4:30pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Mysterious and elegant, compelling and intricate, the works of the House of Fabergé hold an enduring fascination. Join us for a daylong exploration of a master craftsman and his royal clients.

 

MEMBERS-ONLY GALLERY TALK

Fabergé Revealed, From the Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
9:30 am | meet at information desk
Reservations by June 20
Members, $15

Explore this stunning exhibition with Yao-Fen You, assistant curator of European sculpture and decorative arts from the Detroit Institute of Arts, before the museum opens.

 

This gallery talk is SOLD OUT 

 

 

FILM

Tsar to Lenin | 11 am-noon | Morse Auditorium
Reservations by June 20

Tsar to Lenin, ranked among the 20th-century's greatest film documentaries, presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution. 1937, 63 minutes, produced by Herman Axelbank.

Tickets Available at the door. First come, first served.

 

 

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION

Russian Filigree | 11 am-4 pm, Atrium

Step into a time machine and watch the magic of metalsmithing as internationally acclaimed artist, educator and author Victoria Lansford demonstrates techniques from the gilded age of Fabergé.

 

PRESENTATION

Fabergé: Imperial Court Jeweler | 1-2 pm | Morse Auditorium
Reservations by June 20

Join expert Géza von Habsburg, author of the exhibition catalog for Fabergé Revealed, as he discusses some of the masterpieces, great and small, that shed light on the genius, fame and extraordinary business acumen of this unique craftsman.

 

Tickets Available at the door. First come, first served.

 

DROP-IN ART MAKING

Try it Yourself! | 1-3 pm | Atrium

Try your hand at a simple wire-wrapping technique that will enhance your appreciation for the fine work on view.

 

PRESENTATION

Fabergé: From Imperial Culture to Pop Culture | 3-4 pm | Morse Auditorium
Reservations by June 20

The name Fabergé has many connotations: imperial jeweler to the doomed Russian royal family; dime-store deodorants and cheap aftershave; fabulous one-of-a-kind eggs. Yao-Fen You, assistant curator at the Detroit Institute of Art, explores Fabergé's legacy, from its illustrious imperial past to its descent into kitsch and popular culture.

 

Tickets Available at the door. First come, first served.

 

Made possible by the Lowell Institute

 

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