History Exhibits

The Eye of Napoleon, Bozeman, MT

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 […]

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Russian Odyssey: Riches of the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

Russian art and culture were showcased through tantalizing samples of the rich treasures held by the State Russian Museum. A survey of their collection included decorative arts from palaces, antique functional items from peasant homes, Diaghilev ballet costumes, icons and church antiquities, folk art and paintings. 150+ works of art and decorative arts in 12,000 […]

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Souvenirs of Florida: The Tasteful to the Tacky, St. Petersburg, FL

In the early days of Florida tourism, souvenirs evoked the exotic and mysterious, perhaps dangerous land – stuffed alligators, tropical scenes painted on dishes, carved orangewood canes. As the state road system developed, so developed mom and pop roadside attractions, each selling their own unique line of souvenirs. 200 objects in 1,800 sf, displayed in […]

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