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.
Notorious Payne County
September 18, 2014 -- June 30, 2015
Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History
702 S. Duncan St.
Stillwater, OK 74074
The "Notorious Payne County" exhibit examines the outlaw history of Payne County prior to Oklahoma statehood. In the absence of sufficient law enforcement and personal restraint, outlaws prospered in Payne County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In an era of infamous outlaws and noted gangs, Payne County became a center of lawless activity in Oklahoma Territory as lawmen and bandits passed through the region and at times fought each other for survival. The exhibit presents photographs, archives, and artifacts illustrating this history and its significance in Oklahoma.