The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs Opens at Bowers Museum
The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana features this exquisite collection that brings together a political and social timeline tied to an understanding of Russian culture, June 8-Sept. 1.
Be transported to a majestic era of progressive politics and dynamic social change with this exhibition that highlights 200 years of decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century. Porcelain, glass, enamel, silver gilt and other alluring materials make this extensive exhibition shine, while providing a rare, intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of the tsars. The objects exemplify the majesty and luxury of the Romanov reign and demonstrate the surfacing tension between historical Russian culture and awareness of the European tradition. $13-$15 adults, children under 12 are free. Tu-Su, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 2002 N. main St., Santa Ana, 714.567.3600. bowers.org