Portrait of Nicholas II (detail), 1908, workmaster Henrik Wigström (1862–1923), manufacturer Fabergé firm (Russian, 1842–1917), gold, silver, diamonds, watercolor on ivory. Bequest of Lillian Thomas Pratt

Cost: Free; no tickets required

3 in 30: Six Degrees of Napoleon: The Power of Splendor

with Twyla Kitts, Teacher Programs Coordinator

Tue, Aug 7, 2018, 11–11:30 am
Thu, Aug 9, 2018, 6:30–7 pm

Meet at Visitor Services

How do powerful individuals assert their power and prestige? Napoleon’s careful construction of his imperial image invites comparisons with the visual symbols and images used by other rulers in different times and places. Join this gallery tour to discover what happens when visual symbols clash with real-world events.