Matryoshka: The Russian Nesting Doll
Presented by Museum of Russian Icons
May 18 - July 20, 2013
Exhibit features 83 Matryoshka sets of lavishly painted wooden nesting dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other. Matryoshka nesting dolls are the popular gifts that millions of travelers purchase during their trips to Russia. Whether depicting ancient legends, religious themes, or political caricatures, Matryoshkas can reveal a compelling story about the culture and history of Russia. From children's toys to the avant-garde, this family oriented exhibit has something for everyone.