A Glimpse of Russian Extravagance

IMG_5447Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in the time of imperial Russian elegance? When you walk through the new exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, “Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsars”, more than 230 objects created by Peter Karl Fabergé will take you back in time and give you a glimpse into that luxurious period of history.

 

 

On view at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art from June 20-September 27, 2015, the Fabergé exhibit shows the largest public collection of Fabergé objects outside Russia and showcases 4 of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs.IMG_5452

The low lighting in the space sets the tone for the ambiance that fills the exhibit. Each beautiful piece boasts gems, enamel, gold, silver, or other precious elements that exudes the extravagance that surrounded the imperial families of Russia. You’ll definitely want to lean in to appreciate all the beautiful details hidden on each object.

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By far, our most favorite element of the exhibition was the Design Studio on the 2nd floor. Photos of the actual Fabergé workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia cover one entire wall and a version of the same type of table seen in the photos is stationed in the middle of the room. Visitors are encouraged to use the stencils, colored pencils, and jewels provided to make their own “Fabergé egg” and hang their creation in the studio. Kids and adults alike can connect to Fabergé in a fun and interactive way through this activity.

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We definitely recommend visiting the exhibition, “Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsars” between June 20-September 27 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and opening your eyes to the luxurious world of Fabergé.