Faberge: Jeweler to the Tsars
June 20, 2015 -- September 27, 2015
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsars features 231 exquisite items created by the workshops of the Russian master, Peter Carl Fabergé. This collection from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is considered to be the finest assemblage of Fabergé objects outside Russia. The exhibit explores themes of luxury, innovation, entrepreneurship, and imperial patronage, and it provides insights into Faberge's life, business, and legacy.
Peter Carl Fabergé was the last official imperial jeweler of the Tsars in the waning days of the Russian Empire. Known internationally as an extraordinary artist and gift-maker to the world's nobility, Fabergé was famed for his creations' extravagance, intricacy, and luxury. The exhibit includes four eggs created for the imperial Romanov family as well as an array of enameled picture frames and clocks, gold cigarette cases, parasol handles, precious stone animals, flowers in rock crystal vases, Byzantine-influenced icons, and jewel-encrusted brooches and boxes.
WATER: Congressional Representation to Protect a Precious Resource
July 1, 2015 -- July 31, 2015
Lawton Public Library
110 SW 4th St.
Lawton, OK 73501
This free, interactive exhibit portrays the challenges of water management and conservation in Oklahoma and examines the Congressional policy-making process. The exhibit features educational items on the effects of national policies on Oklahoma's water resources and information about how to engage with the state's policy makers. The exhibit is presented by the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center and will travel to eleven libraries and museums across Oklahoma through November 2016.