Opening Day: Faberge Revealed

    10am to 5pm Sat, Jun 22, 2013

    Venue: Peabody Essex Museum

    East India Square, Salem, MA 01970

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    Mysterious and elegant, compelling and intricate, the works of the House of Faberge hold an enduring fascination. Join us for a daylong exploration of a master craftsman and his royal clients. Film: Tsar to Lenin | 11 am-noon | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by June 20 Tsar to Lenin, ranked among the 20th-century's greatest film documentaries, presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution. 1937, 63 minutes, produced by Herman Axelbank. Artist Demonstration: Russian Filigree | 11 am-4 pm | Atrium Step into a time machine and watch the magic of metalsmithing as internationally acclaimed artist, educator and author Victoria Lansford demonstrates techniques from the gilded age of Faberge. Presentation: Faberge: Imperial Court Jeweler | 1-2 pm | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by June 20 Join expert Géza von Habsburg, author of the exhibition catalog for Faberge Revealed, as he discusses some of the masterpieces, great and small, that shed light on the genius, fame and extraordinary business acumen of this unique craftsman. Drop-In Art Making: Try it Yourself! | 1-3 pm | Atrium Try your hand at a simple wire-wrapping technique that will enhance your appreciation for the fine work on view. Presentation: Faberge: From Royal Culture to Pop Culture | 3-4 pm | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by June 20 Yao-Fen You, assistant curator of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Art, offers a lively presentation on the Faberge of today.

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