The Museum of Russian Art announces The Romanovs: Legacy of an Empire Lost, an exhibition dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, to open November 16, 2013. In 1613, a sixteen-year-old Mikhail Romanov was elected Tsar of Russia, inaugurating a 300-year dynasty. This exhibition provides an overview of the three centuries of the Romanov rule, focusing on the tragic end of the dynasty in 1917-1918 and the dispersal of the remaining family members and their treasures after the Bolshevik revolution. The events that led to the collapse of imperial rule in Russia are well known, but what happened to their scattered property after the Bolsheviks seized power is a story still being unearthed.
This exhibition will explore the multifaceted history of the dynasty and its afterlife through a variety of media including historically significant objects, photographs, paintings, works on paper, books.
The Romanovs: Legacy of an Empire Lost, will feature loans from over fifteen museums and private collections. Many of the objects will be exhibited for the first time.
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Image: Michael Romanov, 1613-1645, the first Tsar of the Romanov Dynasty
This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.