The Dragon Awakes, an exhibit of George Stuart Historical Figures® of China spanning centuries of leaders, dignitaries and everyday people of their time, is now on display at the Museum of Ventura County in the Fred W. Smith Gallery.
“These are perhaps the most important in the collection in that they present the most elaborate clothing of all the George Stuart figures,” contends exhibit designer Eric Howes. “Mr. Stuart commissioned magnificent miniature embroidery from artisans in China and Great Britain, and crafted them into accurate reproductions of period Qing Dynasty clothing that is truly a sight to behold”.
This collection of figures represents key personalities from Chinese history. From the Manchus who crossed the Great Wall and formed the Qing Dynasty, to the Nationalists and Communists who came after them and founded modern China, it all comes to life in this exhibition.
Internationally renowned for their exquisite detail and historical accuracy, George Stuart Historical Figures® have been exhibited at the Museum of Ventura County, the Smithsonian Institution, the Bill Clinton Presidential Library, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the Ojai Valley Museum, The Mini-Time Machine: A Museum of Miniatures and in private collections.
The Dragon Awakes is on display now through July 28, 2019. The Museum of Ventura County is located at 100 East Main St., Ventura and is open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information on the exhibit and museum events, visit venturamuseum.org or call (805) 653-0323.