Fairy Tales in Lacquer: Exhibition of Antique Russian Lacquer Boxes + Vodka Tasting

Fairy Tales in Lacquer: Exhibition of Antique Russian Lacquer Boxes + Vodka Tasting

Nick Kierum

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Fri., July 7, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 7 2017
Free

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Russian Cultural Center Our Texas
2337 Bissonnet
Houston, TX  77005
713-395-3301
It all started in 1721, when Peter the Great announced that 94 lacquer tiles would adorn the palace in St. Petersburg. From there, a generation of artisans took up the art of painting lacquered wood and the resulting boxes filtered down to the masses. Different schools emerged, three of which will be represented in “Fairy Tales in Lacquer,” an exhibition of antique Russian lacquer boxes: the realism of Fedoskino; Palekh, noted by its gold border; and Kholuy, produced for the middle and lower classes. Friday’s opening reception includes a free tasting of Russian Standard’s new Cloisonne bottles, which themselves are reminiscent of Faberge art.
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