This traveling exhibit examines the impact Napoleon and his ministers made on the visual world. Napoleon employed artists, writers, textile and decorative arts masters to craft a renaissance of French design and artistry. The exhibit includes busts of Napoleon in terra cotta, marble, bronze and gilded bronze. Examples of decorative arts include chairs from his first wife, Josephine’s home, wood boxes made by Biennais, and magnificent bronze urns commemorating his second marriage and son’s birth.
235 artifacts plus exhibit cases and exhibitry in 6000 sf
Location: Museum of the Rockies; Bozeman, MT