Museum of the Rockies Announces Treasures of NAPOLEON

The Museum of the Rockies presentsTreasures of NAPOLEON an exhibition on view May 28 – September 9, 2012.

Treasures of NAPOLEON, tells the fascinating story of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and featured world-class art and design of his time. Traveling directly from its homeland of France to the Museum of the Rockies, this exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to see beyond the “legend” of Napoléon Bonaparte to gain an understanding of this complex figure as a man. User-friendly interpretive text and more than 250 objects, framed paintings, prints and documents, as well as furniture from the Imperial palaces, shine a light on the extraordinary life of one of history’s pivotal figures.

Created from the extraordinary collection of 1st Empire authority and author, Pierre-Jean Chalençon, the exhibit showcases rare, personal belongings of Napoléon I, as well as some of the most famous depictions of him by the greatest artists of the time. The exhibition was conceived and organized by Russell Etling and opened at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC.

Museum of the Rockies
600 West Kagy Blvd
Bozeman, Montana 59717
406.994.2251
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www.museumoftherockies.org

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