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"Organ & Labyrinth"-…

Apr 25 - 25, 2017
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'the dislocation of…

Apr 25 - 27, 2017
exhibition dates: April 8 - 29, 2017 gallery hours: every Tuesday &… more

“Giants of Jazz: Art…

Apr 25 - Dec 17, 2017
This spring, art and music converge as The Historic New Orleans Collection… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Apr 25 - 25, 2017
The Congo Square Preservation Society, in partnership with Ashé, invites… more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

Apr 25 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Apr 25, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Earth Day

Apr 25 - 25, 2017
Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden promises to be a great event!… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 25 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 25 - Oct 8, 2017
Jim Steg (American, 1922 -2001) was the most influential printmaker to be based… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 25 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Apr 25 - Oct 8, 2017
Paintings from throughout Scully's career are presented with a selection of… more

Senga Nengudi:…

Apr 25 - Jun 18, 2017
In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P.,… more

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Apr 25, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Tennessee Williams -…

Apr 25 - May 16, 2017
Experience SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, a decadent fever dream by Tennessee Williams! … more

The All-Star…

Apr 25 - May 30, 2017
The only Classic Americana show of its kind in New Orleans, each week featuring… more

The Georgian…

Apr 25 - Oct 16, 2017
For more than a century, a King George sat on the British throne. The Georgian… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 25 - 30, 2017
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

Apr 26 - 26, 2017
In conjunction with Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico,… more

Beyond the Canvas:…

Apr 26 - Jul 9, 2017
Spanning several generations, five Puerto Rico-based artists Zilia… more

Chicken on the Bone…

Apr 26 - Dec 6, 2017
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Apr 25 - 25, 2017
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Napoléon: General. Emperor. Legend.

November 5, 2016 – January 7, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Address: 630 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Times: 9:00am - 5:15pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 504-273-7391
  • Email: info@rauantiques.com
  • Venue: M. S. Rau Antiques
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M.S. Rau Antiques will host a comprehensive exhibition Napoléon: General. Emperor. Legend. at their New Orleans’ gallery at 630 Royal Street in the French Quarter, New Orleans beginning November 5, 2016 through January 7, 2017. The show, which is open and free to the public, explores the best of Napoléonic art and design that together will reveal the imperial style championed by the Emperor during his reign in France. Brilliant soldier-statesmen and legendary conqueror, Napoléon Bonaparte was one of the Western world’s most powerful leaders, as well as one of its greatest patrons of the arts. Following his meteoric rise to power, a new age of decorative and fine arts was born that validated his reign. “Napoléon is one of the most compelling figures in all of Western history,” states Bill Rau, the President and owner of M.S. Rau Antiques. “During his short time in power he made an indelible impact not only in the political arena, but also in the arts and design. Some of our greatest treasures and finest masterpieces date to the Napoleonic age, all thanks to Napoleon and his quest for glory.” Having gained his position following the tumultuous era of the Revolution, the Emperor commissioned artists, designers and architects as a way to promote and legitimize his reign. The exhibition reveals how Napoléon effectively used art and design to cultivate an image of power. From a monumental masterwork of Napoléon before the Battle of Moscow by Joseph Franque and an original bronze death mask of Napoléon to one-of-a-kind Empire furniture and décor, the exhibition offers an intriguing glimpse in the intimate life and ultimate legacy of the soldier, statesman and ruler.