Las Vegas's Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) has announced their latest exhibition: “Fabergé Revealed”, a showcase of 238 of the ornate creations. The display is organized in collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and will open November 14, 2014.
The show is a part of the largest collection of Faberge outside of Russia. Unique to this exhibition is a small collection of “Fauxbergé” objects – Fabergé look-alikes once believed to be originals.
“These treasured objects encompass the beauty of art while also telling one of the most powerful stories in history – the fall of the Russian imperial family,” said BGFA Executive Director Tarissa Tiberti. “‘Fabergé Revealed’ will highlight each of the distinct styles displayed in the original House of Fabergé stores in St. Petersburg, Moscow and London centuries ago.”
The House of Fabergé created over 150,000 creations of art, jewels and silver articles throughout the late 1800s and early 1900ss. The collection will feature some signature pieces from Fabergé’s original collection including the including the Imperial Pelican Easter Egg (1897), created to celebrate the Dowager Empress of Russia.
“Fabergé Revealed” will be on view November 14, 2014 through May 25, 2015. Tickets will be $17; $14 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; and $12 for students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free.