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An Evening at the
Court of Napoleon
Join us for a sumptuous evening that celebrates the opening of Napoleon: Power and Splendor.
Enjoy music and entertainment, Napoleonic Court-inspired dress, and a banquet fit for Emperors and Empresses.
Be the first in Kansas City to view the majestic art from Napoleon’s household – ornate decorative arts, incredible sculpture, and commanding portraiture.



Saturday, October 20, 2018

6–7 p.m.
Cocktails in Bloch Lobby
Cocktails in Noguchi Court
Preview of the exhibition

7:30 p.m.
Dinner in Kirkwood Hall

After Dinner
Continued exhibition viewing

Napoleonic Court-inspired attire

To reserve tables or individual tickets, call 816.751.1278, option 9
Reservations are limited

Symbol of immortality and resurrection, Napoleon selected the bee to link his new dynasty to the first kings of France who used a similarly shaped golden insect as their emblem.

The bee, with its industrious habits, also symbolized for Napoleon hard work, diligence, and zeal.


Napoleon: Power and Splendor is organized, produced and circulated by The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with the participation of Château de Fontainebleau and the exceptional support of Mobilier national de France, in collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.