Miniature Masterpieces:
Russian Lacquer Boxes

October 30, 2020 – March 31, 2021

The development of Russian lacquerware, widely renowned for its exquisite detail and bright colors, is a fascinating story of artists adapting local traditions to produce new enterprises. This exhibition features more than 100 lacquer boxes from the villages of Feodskino, Palekh, Khouli, and Mstera. The papier-mache treasures are decorated with miniature paintings of folk scenes and fairy tales lacquered and polished to a high sheen. This exhibition is made possible through the generous gift of lacquerware from the private collection of Dennis H. and Marian S. Pruslin