May 29 – September 7, 2009
In the Feature Exhibition Gallery
Napoléon offers a rare opportunity to explore the private life of the Emperor of France and to see beyond the legend to gain an understanding of this complex political leader whose actions reshaped the landscape of Europe and America. Created from the extraordinary collection of First Empire authority and author, Pierre-Jean Chalençon, Napoléon showcases rare, personal belongings of Napoléon I, as well as some of the most famous depictions of him by important artists of the time. The exhibition’s tour marked the first time the Chalençon Collection had been seen in North America and the first time a number of items on display had ever been seen by the general public. Napoléon is a 6,000-square-foot international traveling exhibition distributed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cultural Arts Entertainment Group.