The James Smith Noel Collection and the R.W. Norton Art Gallery are proud to present “Little Corporal on the Big Screen: The Film Posters of Napoleon Bonaparte”, a unique exhibition of 35 original posters and other film artifacts from countries as diverse as Argentina, Belgium, Cuba, Egypt, England, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Russia, the U.S. and, of course, France based on the famed French emperor. On display from September 13 to October 13, 2019, the show will be heralded by an opening reception and talks at the Norton on September 13 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Drawn from the much larger private collection of Prof. Michael Creswell of Florida State University, author of “A Question of Balance: How France and the United States Created Cold War Europe” (2006), the posters date from the earliest days of cinema to as recently as 2012. The exhibition is organized by Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze, the Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair at LSU-Shreveport and internationally acclaimed author of numerous books about the Napoleonic era.
Aside from their renowned subject, these posters also spotlight the craftsmanship of graphic artists, who have the dual obligation to attract viewers and capture the film’s essence. Please join us for this salute to one man’s ability to stimulate the imagination of artists in two media that didn’t even exist within his lifetime.
4747 Creswell Ave.,
o Monday and Tuesday, CLOSED
o Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00AM to 5:00PM
o Friday and Saturday, 10:00AM to 7:00PM
o Sunday, 1:00PM to 5:00PM
o Federal Holidays, CLOSED
As part of this event there will be a screening of
The Duellists on Thursday 10 October 2019 at 6pm (100 minutes)
Robinson Film Center – 1 Willis-Knighton