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Exhibit Sponsors

  • Ragland Family Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Everette C. Sherrill
  • Catering Works Inc.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch Jr.
  • Mr. George R. McNeill III
  • Our State Magazine
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard
  • Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
  • Smith Family Foundation
  • ThemeWorks Creative Events
  • Mary and Elliott Wood Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. W. James Black Jr.
  • Atlantic Caviar and Sturgeon Company
  • Mr. and Mrs. D. Mark Carter
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Corpening
  • Mr. and Mrs. Louis D. Dworsky
  • William F. Hamlin Jr. Family
  • Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
  • Hotel Monaco, A Kimpton Hotel
  • Ms. Carolyn C. Maness
  • McConnell Studios
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Phaneuf
  • Mrs. Sallie B. Phillips
  • Ms. Sarah L. Poole
  • Replacements, Ltd.
  • Republic National Distributing Company
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Studio 123
  • Mr. and Mrs. O. Temple Sloan III

The North Carolina Museum of History Associates
Cordially Invite You to Dinner with the Tsars

An Imperial Evening
The Tsars’ Cabinet and Windows into Heaven Gala Celebration

Thursday, the Third of October
Two Thousand and Thirteen
Seven O’clock in the Evening

Join Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Alexander I, and Nicholas II for An Imperial Evening. For one opulent night the Museum will be transformed into the splendor of their Winter Palace. This regal evening will begin with an abbreviated Russian Orthodox vespers ceremony followed by classical music and Russian ballerinas filling the luxurious palace halls. Mingle amidst the tsars and enjoy one or all of their lavish offerings, from a vodka ice bar to caviar and champagne to a royal dinner buffet. Be sure to make your reservation to be a guest of the tsars.

View the vibrant colors and gold-gilt grandeur of 18th- and 19th-century Imperial Russian treasures in two magnificent exhibits. The Tsars’ Cabinet showcases more than 230 decorative objects that exemplify the craftsmanship of artisans under the Romanov tsars. Windows into Heaven highlights 36 icons of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Tsars’ Cabinet is organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary from the Kathleen Durdin Collection, in collaboration with International Arts & Artists.