Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia at Museum of Russian Icons, April 7-August 7

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Purpurine egg from the McFerrin Collection

Purpurine egg from the McFerrin Collection (  On view April 7–August 7, 2020, Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia, an exhibition of nearly 200 objects, will recreate the splendor of Easter celebrations during the last days of the Tsars, at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts. No country is better known for its Easter eggs than Russia.  From the jeweled creations of Fabergé to humble wood carvings, the nation’s greatest artists, icon painters, jewelers, and artisans have created imaginative egg designs in every medium for the most important of the Orthodox Christian feasts.  Easter (Paskha), the “feast of feasts,”

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