Winter Holidays in Russia

Spanning a century of Russian winter holiday traditions, our seasonal exhibition features a remarkable selection of several hundred tree ornaments and other holiday items. The festive artifacts present Grandfather Frost, the Snow Maiden, Baba Yaga, and more.  Memory keepers, tree ornaments reflect changes in holiday celebrations during Russia’s turbulent 20th century.  Taking part of the Lower gallery, this show is our annual holiday season display dedicated to Russian Christmas and New Year traditions.  We extend our heartfelt gratitude to collectors Kim Balaschak and Susan Johnson for their generous donations and contributions to this exhibition.

On view in the Lower Gallery November 19, 2018 –January 27, 2019