Lacquer Masterpieces Photo
Exhibition Photograph by Don Wang.

Masterpieces of Russian Lacquer Art

In the Fireside Gallery

An exhibition of important works of miniature lacquer art drawn from the collections of Russian and American museums and the Lucy Maxym Collection.
Visitor’s Guide

“The Museum of Russian Art has announced the arrival of 38 additional Russian lacquer art items on loan from two Moscow museums. The hand-painted items feature miniature scenes from Russian historical legends, myths and fairytales. They are on display through Dec. 30 as part of the museum’s “Masterpieces of Russian Lacquer Art” exhibition, which opened Oct. 5.  The loaned items from the Russian museums were delayed because of a Russian Ministry of Culture’s request for additional documentation following the recent unexplained disappearances of millions of dollars worth of art from the famous Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.  “We sympathize with the Russian museum authorities and support their efforts to ensure the security of their country’s artistic treasures,” said Bradford Shinkle, IV.”  (Southwest Journal)

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