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Past Exhibitions: 2003

The Romanovs Collect: European Art from the Hermitage

September 21–November 23, 2003
West, Box, and Twentieth Century Galleries

Hubert Robert: Antique ruins used as a public baths
Hubert Robert
French, 1733-1808
Antique Ruins Serving as a Public Bath
Oil on canvas
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2003

Presenting 140 exceptional works of fine and decorative arts from the unrivalled collections of the world-famous State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, this exhibition provides an unprecedented window into the world of the Romanov tsars and their passion for collecting all things European.

An opulent array of 18th- and 19th-century French paintings, Dutch drawings, exquisite furniture, famed Meissen and SEevres porcelains, Aubusson tapestries and much more reveals the evolution of taste and collecting in Imperial Russia from 1703 to 1917.

Ann Arbor was the exclusive venue for this extraordinary exhibition.

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This exhibition is made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

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Additional support has been provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, the University of Michigan's Office of the Provost, Office of the Vice President for Communications, Office of the Vice President for Research, Michigan Radio and Michigan Television, the Friends of the Museum of Art, and other generous donors.

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