Welcome to the Princeton Club of Washington - 5/17: UNIQUE Russian Exhibit-Sackler Gallery-2pm

 
   

5/17: UNIQUE Russian Exhibit-Sackler Gallery-2pm

Dr. Farhad, Chief Curator, leads PCW's private tour. Russia's For. Min. Lavrov inaugurated it on 5/10. See 400 yrs of gifts to Russian tsars (from the Kremlin). Hear Dr. Farhad's unique commentary on the era. Children's activities, too.


ALUMNI: JOIN US for a remarkable double visit -- treats for adults and children -- to the Sackler's  current exhibit.  NOTE: Included are activities catering to children (organized separately).

Princeton Club of Washington at the Freer-Sackler: May 17, 2009
THE TSARS AND THE EAST: GIFTS FROM TURKEY AND
IRAN IN THE MOSCOW KREMLIN

This is an unusual behind-the-scenes history of 4 centuries' of Russian tsars.

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov inaugurated the exhibit on May 10, 2009.

The First Lady of Russia will be visiting this exhibit during the summer.

Join our high-level-expert-guided tour of 60 exceptional pieces offered to the Tsars.

REGISTER HERE: Click to buy tickets!!!

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ON SITE INFORMATION ....

NOTE 1 - For kids: Korean Kite Building (at ImaginAsia section)

Please email webmaster@pcw-dc.org by May 14 if you are bringing children.

NOTE 2 -- STAGING AREA for PCW ADULTS' SPECIAL VISIT:

1 - Enter at Main Pavilion (Independence Ave. entrance)

2 - Take Elevator to Level 1 to meet PCW Party....

GETTING THERE ...

WHAT: PCW at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Family Event)
WHEN
: Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm
MEETING SITE: LEVEL 1 Big Meeting Room/Lobby
ADDRESS: Arthur M Sackler Gallery
www.si.edu
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20439
(202) 633-1000

METRO: Smithsonian Station

FOR a MAPQUEST VIEW of the SITE, go here.

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REGISTER HERE: Click to buy tickets!!!

SPECIAL TREAT: Chief Curator Massumeh Farhad leads us.

OUR GUIDE - Freer/Sackler's Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art, Massumeh Farhad
Massumeh Farhad joined the Freer Gallery of Art/ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in 1995 and
has been Chief Curator and Curator of Islamic Art since 2004. Farhad has curated numerous
exhibitions on the arts of the Islamic world at the Freer and Sackler. She received her Ph.D.
in Islamic Art History from Harvard University in 1987 and has written quite extensively on
17th century Persian painting.  She recently co-authored Slaves of the Shah: New Elites in
Safavid Iran
(2004).

In the Exhibition (all images courtesy of the Sackler Gallery)....

 Artifacts: Helmet - Persia/16th c.Flask - Turkey/17th c.

 Helmet - "Jericho cap"/Turkey - 17th c.

The Exhibition is on display May 9–September 13, 2009,
only in Washington, DC at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Organized by the Smithsonian Institution's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in
collaboration with the State Museums of the Moscow Kremlin, this
presentation features more than sixty exceptional objects that large
embassies, diplomatic missions, and trade delegations of Ottomans
and Safavids offered to the tsars of imperial Russia. Ranging in date
from the late sixteenth to the late seventeenth century, these lavish
gifts and tributes include rarely seen arms and armor and jeweled
ceremonial vessels and regalia intended for the Russian court or the
Orthodox church.

NOTE: Exhibition will be on view ONLY in Washington, D.C.
Our special tour will accommodate children 8 - 14 in age, at the
Gallery's ImaginASIA site. Tour has a maximum of 26 tickets.

This exhibit explores the many reasons why these extraordinary
gifts were presented to the tsars, their artistic and cultural impact,
and the aesthetic styles and ceremonial etiquette they inspired
that came to characterize the Russian court in the seventeenth
century and beyond.  (Think of Rimsky-Korsakov and the many
Russian ballets that include "Scheherazade.")

WHAT: PCW at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Family Event)
WHEN
: Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm
MEETING SITE: Level 1 Big Meeting Room/Lobby
ADDRESS: Arthur M Sackler Gallery
www.si.edu
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20439
(202) 633-1000

METRO: Smithsonian Station

FOR a MAPQUEST VIEW of the SITE, go here.

REGISTER HERE: Click to buy tickets!!!

QUESTIONS? Contact the webmaster@pcw-dc.org for same-day response.

OR: CONTACT PCW (thru Sat., May 16) via 571-228-5933.

 

 


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