Legends in Lacquer

Monday, September 20, 2004 - Sunday, October 10, 2004

The art of painting exquisite designs from history, folklore, and fairy tales on miniature lacquer boxes has its origin in medieval times.  In four villages in central Russia, the art grew from icon painting, discouraged by the government after 1917.  The stunning works that comprise the David Christensen Collection will be exhibited for the first time at The Museum of Russian Art.