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Talk | Brush with Power: François Gérard, Imperial Portraitist

Tickets required; FREE

Enjoy our final talk in the series from Kathryn Calley Galitz of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She will discuss how Gérard’s ascent as a portraitist coincided with Napoleon’s rise to power at the end of the eighteenth century.  As Emperor, Napoleon exploited the propagandistic power of art, and Gérard’s portraits of Napoleon and his family shaped Napoleon’s imperial image.

As part of the museum’s commitment to be accessible to visitors of all backgrounds, this talk will be presented with live captioning (CART) in Atkins Auditorium.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.