Pittsburgh, 11 May 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Frick Art and Historical Center has announced that it will be hosting a major exhibition of Fabergé objects next autumn. “Fabergé: The Hodges Family Collection” was held in New-Orleans in 2009 and will now open in Pittsburgh on 23 October for a period of three months.
“Fabergé: The Hodges Family Collection” presents more than a hundred works made by the House of Fabergé for the court of the Russian Czar. The exhibition will be supplemented by objects from the museum’s permanent collection: Russian decorative artworks dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
In addition, visitors will also be able to view the luxury objects of the Frick Collection in a mini-exhibition entitled “All that Glitters: Luxury in the Gilded Age”. A special boutique will be open for the duration of the event, selling Fabergé copies and objects inspired by the famous jewelers as well as Russian decorative art. The museum cafeteria will also be transformed into a turn-of-the-century Russian café.
The Frick Center houses the collection of Henry Clay Frick, an industrialist and collector who died in 1919. The works are exhibited in his former house and displayed according to his design. The collection includes pieces by Jean-François Millet, Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, nineteenth century European paintings and also luxury vehicles.