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
August 1, 2015 -- August 31, 2015
Anadarko Public Library
215 W. Broadway
Anadarko, OK 73005
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.
Legacy of the CCC and WPA in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
August 16, 2015 -- September 30, 2015
Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Intersection of State Highways 115 and 49
Indiahoma, OK 73552
Thanks to a grant from OHC, the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge will host an exhibit highlighting the extraordinary work of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration in the Refuge. Vintage photographs and stories are being collected by researchers documenting the history of these projects in the 1930s and 40s, including 40 lakes, three dozen buildings, dams, roads, and some of the best hiking trails in America. The exhibit will be on display in the Refuge Visitor Center starting this Sunday, Aug. 16, through September.