DIA's Faberge Exhibit

Tuesday December 11, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Tuesday December 11, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

More than 200 precious objects made under the direction of Karl Faberge provide a glimpse into a bygone era of Russian imperial glory in the exhibition Faberge: The Rise and Fall, The Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, currently on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) through Jan. 21, 2013.

Travel inside this amazing exhibit with DIA docent Ken Szmigiel at this special AADL event at the Downtown Library! Ken's presentation will colorfully illustrate items in the DIA's exhibit as well as provide fascinating background to Faberge and this collection.

In addition to the array of stunning artworks, this exhibit explores Faberge's rise to international fame and the eventual demise of his designer brand, House of Faberge. The exhibition traces the story of Faberge's business savvy, artistic innovations and privileged relationship with the Russian aristocracy, especially the Romanov imperial family