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In the Style of the Emperor: Napoleonic Decorative Arts from the Collection

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Open February 27 through May 24, 2021 at the Museum of Arts and Sciences during normal operating hours.

2021 marks the bicentennial of the death of France's most famous ruler in the past, Napoleon Bonaparte I. This exhibition will contain examples of the many types of objects in the MOAS collection that touch on the reign of this incredibly influential leader who sponsored a comprehensive movement known as Neoclassicism in early 19th century French art. Paintings, sculpture, and works on paper will join furniture, porcelain, glass, decorative fans, and ephemera in this look at the pervasive influence of this highly consequential historical figure.

Image Credit: Germany, 19th Century, Plaque with Portrait of Napoleon I, porcelain, enamel. Gift of Kenneth Worcester Dow and Mary Mohan Dow. 94.01.496

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