Unveiling Russian-American cultural patrimony in Minnesota, the exhibition of two Russian-born Minnesotan artists will feature works by Katia Andreeva and Konstantin Berkovski, formerly residents of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). The exhibition will demonstrate the versatile talents of the artists through a display of watercolors, drawings, book illustrations, and multimedia works on paper.
The exhibition will feature approximately seventy porcelain Easter eggs produced at the Imperial Porcelain Factory in the 19th to early 20th century. Commissioned by the Russian Imperial family, these eggs were presented to relatives, friends, and courtiers at Easter time. The first porcelain Easter eggs were produced during the reign of Elizabeth. The art of painted eggs reached perfection during the subsequent reigns of Nicholas I and Alexander III.