Fairy Tales in Lacquer: Exhibition

July 7, 2017 - September 7, 2017
Recurring every week day
2337 Bissonnet St. | Houston, TX 77005
Phone: (713) 395-3301
Times: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: Free
Area of Town: Museum District

The Russian Cultural Center – Our Texas is proud to present “Fairy Tales in Lacquer,” an exhibition of antique 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. This decree created an influx of artisans trained in the art of painting lacquered wood, who went on to use this newfound knowledge to create beautiful, affordable snuff boxes for commoners.

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