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Faberge at the PEM

 Imperial Red Cross Easter Egg with Portraits  1915. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt. Photo by Katherine Wetzel. © Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsFaberge: Revealed opens on June 22 at the Peabody Essex Museum. The exhibition features 230 precious works of art -- ruby-encrusted brooches, diamond-studded pendants and intricate Easter eggs -- that symbolize the height of luxury and the downfall of the Russian royal family.

The PEM is holding a weekend festival celebrating the opening of the exhibit. There will be gallery talks, artist demonstrations and special programs dedicated to the art and work of Faberge.  Click here to learn more.

The exhibition is remarkable, and (to put it simply) it is much more than eggs. The design of the exhibit will transport you from Salem to the House of Faberge in St. Petersburg, and then on to the House of Faberge in Moscow - each showroom having its own specialty and talents - and you will end in the Romanov Palace with a glimpse of how Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra lived before the fall of the Romanov dynasty.

That said, the Imperial Eggs are lavish and amazing, and it is thrilling to have four of the 42 known Imperial Eggs here in Salem for the exhibition. 

Note: There is a $5 surcharge for the special exhibition Fabergé Revealed. For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here and go to Museum Admission.

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