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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs

Wed, 02/06/2013

 

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs, which highlights two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century.  Many of the more than 150 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 Tsars’ Cabinet is on view through April 27, 2013.

“The Cummer is thrilled to share this important collection of Russian decorative arts with our community,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “This exhibition encapsulates the rich tradition of porcelain, glass and enamel work that was prized by the Romanov dynasty. It also showcases the impressive luxury that was a crucial part of life at the Russian court.”

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-nineteenth century Russian Historicism of the Kremlin and the enamel work of Fedor Rückert and the firm of Ovchinnikov.

The exhibition includes many pieces from significant porcelain services made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, from the reign of Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great to Nicholas and Alexandra.  Visitors will see items featured at state banquets at the Kremlin and other Imperial Palaces, as well as items designed for the tsars’ private use aboard the Imperial yachts.  Among the rare items are two pieces from a service Catherine the Great ordered for her grandson, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich, as well as pieces from services presented by Augustus III of Saxony and Frederick the Great to the eighteenth century Russian tsarinas.

The exhibition also features two hundred years of glassware, from a beaker from the time of Peter the Great to a vase made by the Imperial Glass Factory that the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna kept on her desk in Denmark after the Russian Revolution. Russian enamels from the late nineteenth century include a major jewel casket made by the Ovchinnikov firm and presented to Tsar Alexander III’s Minister of the Interior, as well as the work of Fedor Rückert and the work masters of the Faberge firm.

The objects exhibited provide a rare, intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of the tsars. The collection brings together a political and social timeline tied to an understanding of Russian culture. In viewing The Tsars’ Cabinet, one is transported to a majestic era of progressive politics and dynamic social change.

The Tsars’ Cabinet is developed from the collection of Kathleen Durdin, organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Classical Russian Music with the Lantana String Quartet

Sunday, February 17, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy Russian music performed by The Lantana String Quartet to coincide with The Tsars' Cabinet, on exhibit at The Cummer. The Lantana String Quartet is made up of four members of the Jacksonville Symphony.

TreeCup Café Sunday Brunch is available between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fixed Price Menu $24.95 per person, plus tax. Beverage not included.

**Please call (904) 899-6038 to make your required reservations.

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talk featuring The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition.

Join us as Curator Holly Keris shares how Russian Porcelain reflected the styles, dining rituals and diplomatic purposes of the period for which it was created.

Members and Non-members $6

**Seating is limited. Please call (904) 899-6038 to make required reservations.

This program is made possible through support by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc., National Endowment for the Humanities, The Director's Circle at The Cummer, The City of Jacksonville, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.

Community Opening: The Tsars' Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4 to 8 p.m.

Come view beautiful Russian Porcelain that reflects the styles, dining rituals and diplomatic purposes of the period for which it was created.  Join us for an art-making activity, live music with Russian pianist Yana Weaver and a brief tour of the exhibition at 5 p.m.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.
**For more information, please call (904) 899-6004.

Classes for Children:

Art for Two: A Royal Collage Fit for a King!

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will visit The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition to explore royal decorative arts and porcelain pottery and then return to the studio to create a metallic rubbings pottery collage. Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult. Class size is limited.

Members $10 per pair, Non-members $15 per pair

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art Adventures: A Royal Collage Fit for a King!

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will visit The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition to explore royal decorative arts and porcelain pottery and then return to the studio to create a metallic rubbings pottery collage. Children ages 6 to 12.  Class size is limited.

Members $10, Non-members $15

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 130,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Wed, 02/06/2013

 

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs, which highlights two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century.  Many of the more than 150 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 Tsars’ Cabinet is on view through April 27, 2013.

“The Cummer is thrilled to share this important collection of Russian decorative arts with our community,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “This exhibition encapsulates the rich tradition of porcelain, glass and enamel work that was prized by the Romanov dynasty. It also showcases the impressive luxury that was a crucial part of life at the Russian court.”

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-nineteenth century Russian Historicism of the Kremlin and the enamel work of Fedor Rückert and the firm of Ovchinnikov.

The exhibition includes many pieces from significant porcelain services made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, from the reign of Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great to Nicholas and Alexandra.  Visitors will see items featured at state banquets at the Kremlin and other Imperial Palaces, as well as items designed for the tsars’ private use aboard the Imperial yachts.  Among the rare items are two pieces from a service Catherine the Great ordered for her grandson, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich, as well as pieces from services presented by Augustus III of Saxony and Frederick the Great to the eighteenth century Russian tsarinas.

The exhibition also features two hundred years of glassware, from a beaker from the time of Peter the Great to a vase made by the Imperial Glass Factory that the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna kept on her desk in Denmark after the Russian Revolution. Russian enamels from the late nineteenth century include a major jewel casket made by the Ovchinnikov firm and presented to Tsar Alexander III’s Minister of the Interior, as well as the work of Fedor Rückert and the work masters of the Faberge firm.

The objects exhibited provide a rare, intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of the tsars. The collection brings together a political and social timeline tied to an understanding of Russian culture. In viewing The Tsars’ Cabinet, one is transported to a majestic era of progressive politics and dynamic social change.

The Tsars’ Cabinet is developed from the collection of Kathleen Durdin, organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Classical Russian Music with the Lantana String Quartet

Sunday, February 17, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy Russian music performed by The Lantana String Quartet to coincide with The Tsars' Cabinet, on exhibit at The Cummer. The Lantana String Quartet is made up of four members of the Jacksonville Symphony.

TreeCup Café Sunday Brunch is available between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fixed Price Menu $24.95 per person, plus tax. Beverage not included.

**Please call (904) 899-6038 to make your required reservations.

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talk featuring The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition.

Join us as Curator Holly Keris shares how Russian Porcelain reflected the styles, dining rituals and diplomatic purposes of the period for which it was created.

Members and Non-members $6

**Seating is limited. Please call (904) 899-6038 to make required reservations.

This program is made possible through support by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc., National Endowment for the Humanities, The Director's Circle at The Cummer, The City of Jacksonville, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.

Community Opening: The Tsars' Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4 to 8 p.m.

Come view beautiful Russian Porcelain that reflects the styles, dining rituals and diplomatic purposes of the period for which it was created.  Join us for an art-making activity, live music with Russian pianist Yana Weaver and a brief tour of the exhibition at 5 p.m.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.
**For more information, please call (904) 899-6004.

Classes for Children:

Art for Two: A Royal Collage Fit for a King!

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will visit The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition to explore royal decorative arts and porcelain pottery and then return to the studio to create a metallic rubbings pottery collage. Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult. Class size is limited.

Members $10 per pair, Non-members $15 per pair

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art Adventures: A Royal Collage Fit for a King!

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will visit The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition to explore royal decorative arts and porcelain pottery and then return to the studio to create a metallic rubbings pottery collage. Children ages 6 to 12.  Class size is limited.

Members $10, Non-members $15

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 130,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs, which highlights two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century.  Many of the more than 150 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 Tsars’ Cabinet is on view through April 27, 2013.

“The Cummer is thrilled to share this important collection of Russian decorative arts with our community,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “This exhibition encapsulates the rich tradition of porcelain, glass and enamel work that was prized by the Romanov dynasty. It also showcases the impressive luxury that was a crucial part of life at the Russian court.”

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-nineteenth century Russian Historicism of the Kremlin and the enamel work of Fedor Rückert and the firm of Ovchinnikov.

The exhibition includes many pieces from significant porcelain services made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, from the reign of Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great to Nicholas and Alexandra.  Visitors will see items featured at state banquets at the Kremlin and other Imperial Palaces, as well as items designed for the tsars’ private use aboard the Imperial yachts.  Among the rare items are two pieces from a service Catherine the Great ordered for her grandson, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich, as well as pieces from services presented by Augustus III of Saxony and Frederick the Great to the eighteenth century Russian tsarinas.

The exhibition also features two hundred years of glassware, from a beaker from the time of Peter the Great to a vase made by the Imperial Glass Factory that the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna kept on her desk in Denmark after the Russian Revolution. Russian enamels from the late nineteenth century include a major jewel casket made by the Ovchinnikov firm and presented to Tsar Alexander III’s Minister of the Interior, as well as the work of Fedor Rückert and the work masters of the Faberge firm.

The objects exhibited provide a rare, intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of the tsars. The collection brings together a political and social timeline tied to an understanding of Russian culture. In viewing The Tsars’ Cabinet, one is transported to a majestic era of progressive politics and dynamic social change.

The Tsars’ Cabinet is developed from the collection of Kathleen Durdin, organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Classical Russian Music with the Lantana String Quartet

Sunday, February 17, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy Russian music performed by The Lantana String Quartet to coincide with The Tsars' Cabinet, on exhibit at The Cummer. The Lantana String Quartet is made up of four members of the Jacksonville Symphony.

TreeCup Café Sunday Brunch is available between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fixed Price Menu $24.95 per person, plus tax. Beverage not included.

**Please call (904) 899-6038 to make your required reservations.

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talk featuring The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition.

Join us as Curator Holly Keris shares how Russian Porcelain reflected the styles, dining rituals and diplomatic purposes of the period for which it was created.

Members and Non-members $6

**Seating is limited. Please call (904) 899-6038 to make required reservations.

This program is made possible through support by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc., National Endowment for the Humanities, The Director's Circle at The Cummer, The City of Jacksonville, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.

Community Opening: The Tsars' Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4 to 8 p.m.

Come view beautiful Russian Porcelain that reflects the styles, dining rituals and diplomatic purposes of the period for which it was created.  Join us for an art-making activity, live music with Russian pianist Yana Weaver and a brief tour of the exhibition at 5 p.m.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.
**For more information, please call (904) 899-6004.

Classes for Children:

Art for Two: A Royal Collage Fit for a King!

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will visit The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition to explore royal decorative arts and porcelain pottery and then return to the studio to create a metallic rubbings pottery collage. Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult. Class size is limited.

Members $10 per pair, Non-members $15 per pair

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art Adventures: A Royal Collage Fit for a King!

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will visit The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition to explore royal decorative arts and porcelain pottery and then return to the studio to create a metallic rubbings pottery collage. Children ages 6 to 12.  Class size is limited.

Members $10, Non-members $15

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 130,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs, which highlights two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century.  Many of the more than 150 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 Tsars’ Cabinet is on view through April 27, 2013.

“The Cummer is thrilled to share this important collection of Russian decorative arts with our community,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “This exhibition encapsulates the rich tradition of porcelain, glass and enamel work that was prized by the Romanov dynasty. It also showcases the impressive luxury that was a crucial part of life at the Russian court.”

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-nineteenth century Russian Historicism of the Kremlin and the enamel work of Fedor Rückert and the firm of Ovchinnikov.

The exhibition includes many pieces from significant porcelain services made by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, from the reign of Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great to Nicholas and Alexandra.  Visitors will see items featured at state banquets at the Kremlin and other Imperial Palaces, as well as items designed for the tsars’ private use aboard the Imperial yachts.  Among the rare items are two pieces from a service Catherine the Great ordered for her grandson, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich, as well as pieces from services presented by Augustus III of Saxony and Frederick the Great to the eighteenth century Russian tsarinas.

The exhibition also features two hundred years of glassware, from a beaker from the time of Peter the Great to a vase made by the Imperial Glass Factory that the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna kept on her desk in Denmark after the Russian Revolution. Russian enamels from the late nineteenth century include a major jewel casket made by the Ovchinnikov firm and presented to Tsar Alexander III’s Minister of the Interior, as well as the work of Fedor Rückert and the work masters of the Faberge firm.

The objects exhibited provide a rare, intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of the tsars. The collection brings together a political and social timeline tied to an understanding of Russian culture. In viewing The Tsars’ Cabinet, one is transported to a majestic era of progressive politics and dynamic social change.

The Tsars’ Cabinet is developed from the collection of Kathleen Durdin, organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Classical Russian Music with the Lantana String Quartet

Sunday, February 17, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy Russian music performed by The Lantana String Quartet to coincide with The Tsars' Cabinet, on exhibit at The Cummer. The Lantana String Quartet is made up of four members of the Jacksonville Symphony.

TreeCup Café Sunday Brunch is available between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fixed Price Menu $24.95 per person, plus tax. Beverage not included.

**Please call (904) 899-6038 to make your required reservations.

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talk featuring The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition.

Join us as Curator Holly Keris shares how Russian Porcelain reflected the styles, dining rituals and diplomatic purposes of the period for which it was created.

Members and Non-members $6

**Seating is limited. Please call (904) 899-6038 to make required reservations.

This program is made possible through support by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc., National Endowment for the Humanities, The Director's Circle at The Cummer, The City of Jacksonville, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.

Community Opening: The Tsars' Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4 to 8 p.m.

Come view beautiful Russian Porcelain that reflects the styles, dining rituals and diplomatic purposes of the period for which it was created.  Join us for an art-making activity, live music with Russian pianist Yana Weaver and a brief tour of the exhibition at 5 p.m.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.
**For more information, please call (904) 899-6004.

Classes for Children:

Art for Two: A Royal Collage Fit for a King!

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will visit The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition to explore royal decorative arts and porcelain pottery and then return to the studio to create a metallic rubbings pottery collage. Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult. Class size is limited.

Members $10 per pair, Non-members $15 per pair

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art Adventures: A Royal Collage Fit for a King!

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will visit The Tsars’ Cabinet exhibition to explore royal decorative arts and porcelain pottery and then return to the studio to create a metallic rubbings pottery collage. Children ages 6 to 12.  Class size is limited.

Members $10, Non-members $15

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 130,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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