Behind the Scenes at Faberge

It’s your chance to get details and never before heard stories of the famous Faberge workshops from the great granddaughter of Peter Carl Faberge, Tatiana Faberge.  On September 10, between 6 PM and 8 PM, the Virginia Museum of FIne Arts is proud to present this lecture/talk in the Leslie Cheek and Claiborne Robertson Room. Tickets are required for either the lecture only or for both the lecture and the following reception.  Tickets are available online, at the museum, or by calling (804) 340-1405. Naturally, tickets are discounted for members of the museum.  To inspire you, click here for a peek at VMFA’s fabulous Faberge collection.

A host of talks and lectures, including sculptor/ceramicist Jun Kaneko (9/19) and acclaimed artist Chuck Close (10/1) are scheduled at VMFA, so check the schedule when you plan your getaway to Richmond to expand and diversify your knowledge and understanding of the arts and artists. Plan to stay at the premier Fan District bed and breakfast where you’ll experience the Fan District at its best, spacious guest rooms with private, en-suite bathrooms, a hearty gourmet breakfast for two, and a host of other amenities to complete your urban retreat.

The Historic Fan District is an 85-block Victorian residential neighborhood immediately west of Richmond’s downtown commercial area, and is said to be the largest intact Victorian neighborhood in the United States. The Historic Fan District, named to the National register of Historic Places in 1986, followed the tracks of a late 19th century electric trolley line. It takes its name from its tree-lined avenues and streets that “fan out” from downtown. Best described as architecturally diverse, the over 2,300 classic turn-of-the-century Fan town homes feature bay windows, turrets, high ceilings, parquet oak and pine floors, mahogany woodwork, stained and leaded glass, and varied porch and balcony designs. Most homes are brick or brick and brownstone. However, the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast, one of the earliest homes in the neighborhood, is a more modest clapboard. Much of the unique character of the Fan is derived from the fact that it remains a self-contained community of homes and apartments, restaurants, outdoor cafes, shops, galleries, markets, and service establishments. Fan residents—and visitors, too—have all the necessities of life: food, drink, entertainment, schools, museums, shops of every type and parks within walking distance of their homes. Come see for yourself!

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