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“Fairy Tales in Lacquer” Exhibition

Presented by Russian Cultural Center Our Texas at Russian Cultural Center Our Texas, Houston TX

Oct 19 2020
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Dec 31 2020
“Fairy Tales in Lacquer” Exhibition

Russian Cultural Center – Our Texas is proud to present “Fairy Tales in Lacquer,” an exhibition of vintage Russian lacquer boxes.

The traditional origins of lacquer boxes, and the reason for their prevalence in Russian culture, lies in one of Peter the Great’s decrees in 1721, where he asked for ninety-four lacquer tiles to adorn the Monplaisir Palace in St. Petersburg.

Russian lacquer boxes feature intricately hand-drawn miniature paintings based on a variety of themes, including fairy tales, poems, country life, troikas, landscapes, battle scenes, and old art masterpieces. They get

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Russian Cultural Center Our Texas

2337 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005

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