When

Recurring daily, November 16-March 10

Where

Region: Country Club Plaza Area

Address: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO, 64111
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Phone: 816-751-1278

October 26, 2018 – March 10, 2019

Napoleon: Power and Splendor marks the first exploration of the majesty and the artistic, political and ideological significance of Napoleon’s imperial court from Napoleon’s self-appointment as First Consul in 1799 to his abdication in 1814. The Imperial Household was a key institution during Napoleon’s reign. It was responsible for the daily lives of the Imperial family and the day-to-day existence of former general Bonaparte, who became Emperor Napoleon.

The exhibition aims to re-create the ambiance and capture the spirit that prevailed in the French court during the Empire. A selection of works, most of which have never before been exhibited in North America, will reveal the power and splendor of the Imperial Household and its role in fashioning a monarchic identity for the new emperor, his family and loyal entourage.

Learn more about Napoleon and his influence with our Napoleon: Power and Splendor Library Guide. Visit the Spencer Art Reference Library in the Bloch Building to browse a display of these titles and for more information.

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