Moscow Exhibition in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

From our Russian correspondent we have news of a fantastic exhibition in Moscow including a statue of Lewis Carroll!  From the Moscow Times:

doc6o7hjduhgkpfo0o0h84_800_480The exhibition “Alice in Wonderland” is dedicated to the anniversary of the famous book by Lewis Carroll. It opened recently in Saltykov-Chertkovs mansion. The location for the exhibition is not accidental. The famous writer, mathematician, logician, philosopher, deacon and photographer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) spent his whole life, without leaving his native England. However, there is one country for which he made an exception, and that was Russia. In 1867 Lewis Carroll made his first and only trip abroad – to Russia. He visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Sergiev Posad. He came to our country with the mission of supporting cooperation between the Anglican and Orthodox churches. In Moscow he visited the famous library in the mansion Chertkov on Myasnitskaya Street. After a century and a half, an exhibition dedicated to his “Alice” was opened at this museum.

The Moscow exhibition is made on the principle of “opening episodes”, each visitor will be able to look at the story told by Carroll more volume. In addition to illustrations of produced for the book throughout the years, the exhibition will have the honor of presenting the beautiful stained-glass windows by British artist Geoffrey Webb for the first time, which decorate the chapel in Daresbury, Cheshire, in the cherished home of the famous writer.nejgwrykzz nhs

On a show space of 1500 square meters,  fantasy worlds come alive for both children and adults. As soon as visitors step into the old mansion they will feel  that it is not just a house, but a real place of wonders. There is a seven-meter mirror,  the ‘looking glass’ through which Alice entered a different world, a “hanging” library, a “disappearing garden”, the largest kaleidoscope in Europe,  the throne room of the Red and the White Queen, a room of dreams, Alice’s lawn, a Jabberwock skeleton, and of course the White Rabbit’s house. In addition, visitors can relax on cushions in the cinema and see restored fragments of the original silent film “Alice in Wonderland”, which was directed in the UK by Cecil M. Hepworth in 1903. In the Gothic hall, visitors will see the first multi-illusion “100 Stories” illustrations for “Alice in Wonderland” by Sir John Tenniel, which are now recognized canonical pieces.

Visit this site for details and tickets.  Runs through March 1st, 2016.
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