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Event Date: March 27 through May 24, 2014

 

The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts

 

Many of the 230 plus objects in the exhibition were designed for public or private use of the tsars or other Romanovs. Others illustrate the styles that were prominent during their reigns.

 

The Durnovo Casket (and detail), Silver gilt, enamel and lapis lazuli, 1889, Firm of Ovchinnikov, Russia. Photo © Giovanni Lundardi Photography

 

Clinton, Massachusetts (February 28, 2014) - The Museum of Russian Icons hosts The Tsars’ Cabinet, highlighting two hundred years of Russian decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early 18th century to Nicholas II in the early 20th century.  Many of the 230 plus objects in the exhibition were designed for public or private use of the tsars or other Romanovs. Others illustrate the styles that were prominent during their reigns. Developed from the Kathleen Durdin Collection and organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, in collaboration with International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.
 
Porcelain, glass, enamel, silver gilt and other alluring materials make this extensive exhibition dazzle. The items demonstrate the evolution of style from the European Classicism of the court of Catherine the Great, to the rich oriental motifs of mid-19th century Russian Historicism of the Kremlin and Grand Duke Constantine Nicholaevich services and the enamel work of Fedor Ruckert and the firm of Ovchinnikov.
 
The exhibition includes pieces from significant porcelain place settings made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, from the reign of Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great to Nicholas and Alexandra. 

The Museum of Russian Icons is located at 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA.

 
The Museum of Russian Icons collection of more than 700 Russian icons and artifacts is the largest of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. Spanning six centuries, the compendium includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon “writing” to the present. Visit www.museumofrussianicons.org.
 

 

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The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs at the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts

Clinton, Massachusetts - The Museum of Russian Icons hosts The Tsars’ Cabinet, highlighting two hundred years of Russian decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early 18th century to Nicholas II in the early 20th century.  Many of the 230+ objects in the exhibition were designed for public or private use of the tsars or other Romanovs. Others illustrate the styles that were prominent during their reigns. Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, in collaboration with International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. The Museum of Russian Icons is located at 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA.   The Museum of Russian Icons collection of more than 700 Russian icons and artifacts is the largest of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. Spanning six centuries, the compendium includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon “writing” to the present. Visit www.museumofrussianicons.org.
 

 

 

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