PITTSBURGH, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Frick Art & Historical Center announces that in fall 2011 it will present the first major exhibition of Faberge objects to be shown in Pittsburgh.
FabergeAtTheFrick.org, a new website that provides information about this special exhibition and related museum-wide offerings, launches today.
Opening October 23, 2011 and running through January 15, 2012, Faberge: The Hodges Family Collection features more than 100 objects made by the world-renowned House of Faberge, goldsmith and jeweler to the Russian court. To complement this exhibition, the Frick will display select items from its collection of fine 18th- and 19th-century Russian decorative arts, including an enameled Russian tea set made by A.I. Kuzmichev, purchased by Henry Clay Frick through Tiffany & Co. in 1894, and Russian silver purchased by Helen Clay Frick. The exhibition will be part of a unique site-wide Faberge experience at the Frick that will include a special Faberge Shop inspired by the opulent and glittering world of Faberge and Russian decorative and folk art, as well as extended hours of operation, and much more. Faberge: The Hodges Family Collection is organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art. The Pittsburgh presentation is made possible through the generous support of First National Bank of Pennsylvania and the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
Says Frick Art & Historical Center Director Bill Bodine, "The Frick is proud to present Pittsburgh's first major exhibition of Faberge objects this fall. Decorative arts are a very important component of our collection, and this exhibition provides us with the exciting opportunity to share a selection of rarely seen pieces while examining and enjoying the brilliance of one of the world's finest manufacturers of luxury objects. Faberge represents the high quality craftsmanship and ingenuity that flourished around the turn of the 20th century—the time the Frick family resided at Clayton."
As part of the Frick's site-wide celebration of Faberge, a special installation at Clayton, All That Glitters: Luxury in the Gilded Age, will focus on decorative luxury objects in the collection manufactured by firms such as Tiffany; Gorham; and Bailey, Banks and Biddle, presenting the objects in the context of the larger story of Gilded Age life. In addition, three automobiles designed by renowned motor car manufacturer Rolls-Royce will be exhibited at the Car and Carriage Museum.
SOURCE Frick Art & Historical Center