Opening Day: Fabergé Revealed, From the Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
June 22, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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 Royal Culture to Pop Culture | 3–4 pm | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by June 20
Yao-Fen You, assistant curator of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Art, offers a lively presentation on the Fabergé of today.