Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fabergé Exhibit Comes to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

On July 9, 2011 the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) will present Fabergé Revealed, featuring the largest collection of Fabergé in the United States. The Museum is located at 200 N. Boulevard, a short walk from Richmond VA bed and breakfast Maury Place at Monument.

Fabergé Revealed will feature more than 500 objects, showing the full range of the craftsmanship of the renown Russian master. The Russian jeweler Karl Fabergé crafted objects for the Russian imperial family in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including specially commissioned Easter eggs.

The Fabergé exhibit will include the VMFA's own permanent Fabergé collection of 198 pieces.  The museum owns the largest permanent collection of Fabergé in the U.S., including the largest collection of imperial Easter eggs outside of Russia.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts just completed its showing of "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris", the most important exhibition in the museum's history, viewed by 229,729 visitors in three months' time. The VMFA completed a major 134,000 expansion in 2010, and with a permanent collection of more than 22,000 items spanning 5,000 years, the VMFA is recognized as one of America's top museums. The Museum is the only art museum in the U.S. open 365 days a year. While the museum does charge for special exhibitions such as Fabergé Revealed, all of the museum's permanent exhibits are free of charge to the public.

The Fabergé exhibit at the VMFA runs July 9, 2011 through October 2, 2011.  Tickets to the exhibition can be purchased on the VMFA website.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument