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Curator’s Roundtable Webinar—SOLD OUT

Decoding the iconography and symbols of Easter in Russian Art

with Dr. Karen Kettering, Dmitry Gurevich, and Nicholas B.A. Nicholson, Curators of Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia.

Saturday, May 9, 1:00-2:00pm, Free. A link to the Zoom webinar will be sent to you by the host on the morning of the event.

Easter is the most important festival in the Orthodox Christian church calendar. Symbols and artwork associated with it live on throughout the year. Join the co-curators of the exhibition Tradition & Opulence for a panel discussion of the ways objects would have functioned throughout the year. The topics include the iconography of the Resurrection, useful egg-form objects such as photograph frames, clocks, and cosmetic cases by Fabergé and his competitors, and how the Romanov family’s support of the Red Cross inspired a wealth of art and material culture, including two of the famous Fabergé Imperial Easter eggs.

Image: Imperial presentation Easter egg with the monogram of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Red Cross from the collection of the Russian History Museum, Jordanville, NY


This event has reached capacity. The webinar will be recorded and available on the Museum’s website after the event. Please email aconsalvi@museumofrussianicons.org with any questions.