Gallery Tour: Napoleon Casting a Long Shadow

Military Event from Napoleon’s First Spanish Campaign (detail), 1823, Jean-Claude Bonnefond (French, 1796–1860), oil on canvas. Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund, by exchange

Cost: Free; no tickets required

3 in 30: Napoleon: Casting a Long Shadow

with Dr. Colleen Yarger, Curatorial Assistant for European Art and the Mellon Collection

Tue, Jul 10, 2018, 11–11:30 am
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 6:30–7 pm

Meet at Visitor Services

While Napoleon was in power, and even after his downfall, he proved to be a valuable source of commissions and subject matter for artists. Although the connections between Napoleon and these artists are not always apparent, on this short tour, you’ll discover how he affected the artistic output of three artists in VMFA’s permanent collection.