Frame, before 1899, Fabergé firm (Russian, 1842–1917), silver-gilt, enamel, glass, ivory. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt

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Cost: $8 ($5 for VMFA members)

VMFA Book Club: The Kitchen Boy

Thu, Jan 12, 5:30–7 pm

Conference Room 1

the-kitchen-boy-a-novel-of-the-last-tsarIn this novel, Robert Alexander tells the tale of the last days of Czar Nicholas II and his family. It is narrated by Mikhail Semyanov, an elderly immigrant who lives outside of Chicago. Mikhail provides an account of what it was like to be a servant of the captive family and witness their final tragic days. As the last living witness to their execution, does Mikhail hold the answers to important questions surrounding their deaths?

VMFA Book Club: Using books about artists or works of art currently on view at VMFA to pique curiosity and open discussions, VMFA Book Club explores these specific works of art as well as the setting and period surrounding the art.

Note: Reading the book is helpful but not required. The VMFA Shop stocks a limited supply of each book.