“The Tsar’s Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs”
WHERE:“Museum of Russian Icons.” 203 Union St. Clinton, MA 01510 Hours: Tues.-Fri. ~ 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sat. ~ 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
March 27, 2014 – May 24, 2014
HOW MUCH:Generally: Adults: $9 Seniors: $5 Students: $2 Children: $2 Children (under 3): Free Special Free Admission: Varies, for more details, see here.
“CLINTON — The romance of the Romanov dynasty — in odor so like certain over-evolved orchids — has been affiliated, aptly enough, with fragile accessories forever. One thinks, above all, of the products of the House of Fabergé, but more generally of the decorative arts (particularly porcelain) produced specifically for the Romanovs between the 18th and early 20th centuries, when the dynasty came to its bloody and unambiguous end.
The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton is currently hosting a show called “The Tsar’s Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs” that’s filled with porcelain, as well as glass, lacquer, enamel, and other luxury materials.
Drawn from the private collection of consultant Kathleen Durdin (who, according to a biographical note in the show’s catalog, used to collect magazine advertisements that featured the Forbes Fabergé collection), the show summons the rich history of Romanov rule.
It comes to Clinton at the end of a five-venue tour of Canada and the United States. It was organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art, which is on the campus of the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in collaboration with International Arts and Artists, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. . . . .