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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra: At Home in Cincinnat
« on: December 04, 2004, 10:19:09 AM »
http://www.cincymuseum.org/cmc/attractions/nick&alex.html


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Nicholas & Alexandra: At Home with the Last Tsar and His Family
Changing Exhibits Hall
January 29–May 1, 2005

This winter, Cincinnati Museum Center visitors will be able to experience the private world of Russia's last Imperial family. Nicholas and Alexandra: At Home with the Last Tsar and His Family is the first exhibit to display the Romanov family's personal belongings from their living quarters in the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, 15 miles outside of St. Petersburg.

More than 250 precious objects, most of them never before seen outside of Russia, will be presented in a series of vignettes that depict the private lives of Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra and their five children—before they met their tragic fate.

Exquisite porcelain, tapestries, paintings and portraits, uniforms and dresses, icons, decorative arts, textiles, books, photographs and letters are some of the items from the royal couple's personal collection that will be displayed. Rare film footage of home movies and photographs taken by the Tsar, an avid amateur photographer, will be included in the exhibit. Cherished family heirlooms and ordinary daily belongings will create an extraordinary picture of palace life at the turn of the last century.

Of particular interest to Cincinnatians will be photographs of Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovitch. Grand Duke Dimitri was the grandson of Tsar Alexander II and a cousin of Tsar Nicholas II. He lived with the Tsar's family at times and thus is shown in the extensive photographs of those who resided at Alexander Palace. Nicholas II exiled the Grand Duke to Persia as punishment for his role in the 1916 murder of Rasputin. This "punishment" proved fortunate as it kept him out of Bolshevik hands. After the Revolution he took the surname of Ilyinsky, after his family's former estate in Russia "Ilynskoe." In Paris in 1918, Grand Duke Dimitri met and married Audrey Emery, of Cincinnati. Members of the Ilyinsky family continue to live in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Museum Center will supplement Nicholas and Alexandra with a special section in the exhibit that focuses this "Cincinnati connection" to Russia's royal family.

Don't miss A Russian Winter, an ongoing series of programs and events involving some of southwest Ohio’s finest artistic groups and featuring events as diverse as Russian-themed dance, opera, chamber music, art, lectures, literary events, film and theater.
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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra: At Home in Cincinnat
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2004, 10:32:06 AM »
I am really looking forward to this exhibit especially since it is going to have a special section on the Ilyinsky's and the Cincinnati connection to Russia's royal family.I will be in heaven when this exhibit finally arrives in Cincy! ::) :) :D
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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra: At Home in Cincinnat
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2004, 12:10:15 PM »
Yes! Yes! YES!

Woo-Hoo! ;D ;D

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra: At Home in Cincinnat
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2004, 01:24:59 PM »
Is it still in Newark, or is it on hiatus until reaching Cincy?

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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra: At Home in Cincinnat
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2004, 04:50:59 PM »
I believe the exhibit is still in Newark until Jan 9th.
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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra: At Home in Cincinnat
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2004, 06:16:04 PM »
Yes it is and I'll be there a couple weeks when I go home to Delaware for Christmas!  :D
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Re: Nicholas & Alexandra: At Home in Cincinnat
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2004, 02:01:16 AM »
Robert Massie will be speaking on March 23:

http://www.cincymuseum.org/cmc/attractions/russianwinter.html