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Talk | Fashioning the Empire

Tickets required; FREE
Hear from Dr. Aimee Marcereau DeGalan, Senior Curator of European Arts at the Nelson-Atkins, how Napoleon harnessed fashion not only to bolster the French economy, but also to legitimize his reign. During the Napoleonic era, the clothing of men, women and children acquired a social, cultural, and economic importance that it never before had in the history of the Western world.

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.