Talks + Lectures

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Talk - Napoleon's Military & Political Rise to Power

Fri, Aug 17, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Cheek Theater
With Dr. Rafe Blaufarb, Director and Ben Weider Eminent Scholar in Napoleonic Studies, Department of History, Florida State University

From obscure origins, Napoleon Bonaparte rose rapidly through the ranks of the army during the first years of the Revolution, becoming a general by the age of 25. This talk examines Napoleon's early military career to challenge the myth that his dramatic rise epitomizes the revolutionary principle of “careers open to talent.”

$8 (VMFA members $5)

Conversation with Howardena Pindell

Fri, Aug 24
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Book Signing, Conference Suite (no tickets required)
6:30 - 7:30 pm | Conversation with Howardena Pindell, Leslie Cheek Theater

Join co-curators, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston for conversation with the artist about her life and work. Preceding the talk, the artist will be available to sign copies of the related exhibition catalog which is available for purchase in the VMFA Shop.

$8 (VMFA members $5)


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