Fabergé eggs are famous the world over for their quality, rarity and beauty. But eggs were just part of the treasures created by the House of Fabergé. And starting next week, OKC will have the chance to see more than 230 beautiful Fabergé creations at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's special exhibition "Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsars" running June 20 through September 27, 2015.Fabergé eggs are famous the world over for their quality, rarity and beauty. But eggs were just part of the treasures created by the House of Fabergé. And starting next week, OKC will have the chance to see more than 230 beautiful Fabergé creations at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's special exhibition "Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsars" running June 20 through September 27, 2015.
The exhibition, drawn from the Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, will showcase Peter Carl Fabergé's fine craftsmanship in pieces of jewelry and adornments once belonging to the Russian Imperial family. Beyond those fabulous eggs, there will also be cigarette cases, photograph frames, desk clocks and more of the everyday items of royalty that Fabergé famously turned into miniature works of art.
The "Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsars" Design Studio, a creative extension of the exhibition, will have draftsman's tools and high quality art materials for visitors to design their own Imperial Egg. Not only is this a chance for some great hands-on family fun, but visitors will also be encouraged to hang their creation in a designated community installation space in the studio.
The exhibit and design studio are just the beginning. Below is a breakdown of all of the special programming available throughout the exhibition's run in OKC:
Available Everyday (and free with admission)
Fabergé exhibition audio guide for adults.
Fabergé exhibition audio guide for kids.
Fabergé Design Studio
"Hollywood Does Imperial Russia"
Friday, June 19, 7:30 p.m.
"The Scarlet Empress"
Saturday, June 20, 6 p.m.
"War and Peace,"
Sunday, June 21, 2 p.m.
FABERGÉ COFFEE AND LECTURE
Saturday, June 20
Fauxbergé: Forgeries in the World of Fabergé with Dr. Geza von Habsburg | 10 a.m.
$10 for OKCMOA Members | $15 for Non-Members
FABERGÉ SUNDAY GALLERY TALK SERIES
All tours meet at 1 p.m. in the Museum Lobby. Free with admission. No registration required.
Sunday, June 21
Imperial Easter Eggs, Catherine Shotick, Fabergé Curatorial Assistant
Sunday, July 5
Family Tour: The Animals of Fabergé (Ages 6-12 + Adult), Tracy Truels, Curator of Education
Sunday, July 19
Family Tour: Let's Look Closely at Fabergé (Ages 3-6 + Adult), Amanda Harmer, Education and Community Outreach Coordinator
Sunday, Aug. 9
Influence of Byzantium, Bryon Chambers, Assistant Curator of Education
Sunday, Aug. 23
The Romanov Family, E. Michael Whittington, President & CEO
Sunday, Sept. 27
Exhibition Design and Concept, Michael Anderson, Fabergé Coordinating Curator
FAMILY WORKSHOPS | Pre-registration required.
Saturday, June 20
Fabergé Eggs (Ages 15-36 months + adult; Ages 3-5 + adult) | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, July 12
Fabulous Fabergé Frames (Ages 6-10 + adult) | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
DROP-IN ART | Free with Admission. No Registration Required.
Saturday, June 20
Jeweled Boxes, 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 1
Mixed Media Egg Collage, 1 to 4 p.m.
CAMPS | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration required.
Jewelry of the Tsars (Ages 6-8)
Eggs, Eggs, and More Eggs!, (Ages 9-12)
Tuesday, August 10, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 2-3:30 p.m.
Designed for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or dementia and their caregivers or loved ones.
Free for all participants. RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
Reservations required. Group rate available. Call (405) 278-8231 for pricing and availability.
FABERGÉ TOUR + WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST
Fabergé exhibition tour followed by an art project in the studio. Led by an OKCMOA Gallery Guide. Available for youth and adult groups of at least twelve people. Call (405) 278-8231 for pricing and availability. Space is limited.
To learn more about the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and all of the other great museums in OKC, visit the arts section of VisitOKC.com.