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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts  Napoleon: Power and Splendor June 9, 2018 – September 3, 2018. Tickets: http://bit.ly/NapoleonVMFA #napoleonvmfa

Sunday sips with Mayor Levar Stoney @LemaireRichmond.
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Tag us in your Napoleon selfie! 👑
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#rva #napoleonvmfa #vmfa #SundayFunday

Get out of the rain and into the museum! Last weekend to view visiting exhibition “Contemporary Art from Portugal," on display through this Sunday, July 22nd in the Works on Paper Gallery: https://buff.ly/2kFjWJ.
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#rva #portugal #contemporaryart

Last day to purchase your tickets for tomorrow's VMFA After Hours: Casino de Paris!⠀
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Sat, July 21, 7—11:30 pm. The Atrium will be transformed into a French-inspired casino, featuring host Micah “Bam Bamm” White and DJ Lonnie B spinning classic hip hop and R&B in the Marble Hall. "Napoleon: Power and Splendor" exhibition will also be on view all night! https://buff.ly/2GEkrjp⠀
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Tickets include: parking, appetizers, one complimentary drink, $200 in casino "fun money,” and exhibition admission to "Napoleon: Power and Splendor." ⠀
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Cost: $45 for non-members, $35 for members of VMFA and Black History Museum. https://buff.ly/2yNhfPF⠀
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#VMFAAfterHours #CasinoDeParis #napoleonvmfa

Join us for tonight's Jazz Café featuring Kelly Sheppard & NoMAD Stories. These Boston MA favorites are back by popular demand with original music reflecting jazz, tribal, blues, funk, psychedelic, and Latin music. Band leader/saxophonist Kelly Shepherd, has shared the stage or studied with many jazz luminaries such as Gary Bartz and Junior Cook. More: https://buff.ly/2FJBP1H

#WomenWednesday: The National Gallery Acquires Its First Painting by a Woman Since 1991. The London museum’s acquisition of what is believed to be a rare Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait demands a closer look at the world the artist inhabited in 17th-century Florence. More: https://buff.ly/2mfb126
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Artemisia Gentileschi at VMFA:
An early Italian Baroque painter, she was the only female follower of Caravaggio, whom she worked with in the early 17th century. Her innovative compositions and focus on Biblical heroines set her apart from her male contemporaries and have lead to the celebration of Gentileschi as a painter with a uniquely female perspective. She left Rome for Florence in 1612, "where she was able to leave the sheltered and provincial world of her father’s house behind her. For the first time, she entered the sophisticated and cosmopolitan world of the Florentine court, where she came into contact with poets, musicians, intellectuals, and painters, including Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger (nephew of the great artist), Ottavio Rinuccini, Cristofano Allori, and Galileo Galilei." - Jesse Locker, Hyperallergic.com.
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Images: "Venus and Cupid," Artemisia Gentileschi, ca. 1625-30. Oil on canvas. Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund. VMFA: On view in Southern Baroque Gallery. Photo: Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Fine Arts and Flowers 2014.
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#womencrushwednesday #5WomenArtists #yougogirl

Sleep with one eye open.⠀
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Image: The Dream of Ossian, ceiling in the Emperor’s Bedchamber at the Palais de Monte Cavallo, 1813, Jean‐Auguste‐Dominique Ingres (1780–1867), oil on canvas. Musée Ingres, Montauban. © RMN‐Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY / Agence Bulloz.⠀
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James Macpherson's "Poems of Ossian," written in 1760, is said to be the English translations from the Gaelic of a third-century bard character from Irish mythology. The epic poems depicting battles and doomed love were an international success and had profound influence on many historical figures from Napoleon to Goethe to Thomas Jefferson.⠀
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The painting was originally commissioned to hang on the bedchamber ceiling in Napoleon's imperial palace in Rome, though he never had the chance to sleep beneath it before his downfall and subsequent exile. Ingres later purchased the painting and reworked it, which is now considered an icon of 19th-century French art.⠀
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#napleonvmfa #vmfa #entersandman

Only one week left to view “Contemporary Art from Portugal," on display through July 22nd in the Works on Paper Gallery: https://buff.ly/2wD1cTp
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#vmfa #rva #contemporaryart

A night of joie de vivre!
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Book your tickets now for VMFA After Hours: Casino de Paris on Sat, July 21, 7—11:30 pm. The Atrium will be transformed into a French-inspired casino, featuring host Micah “Bam Bamm” White and DJ Lonnie B spinning classic hip hop and R&B in the Marble Hall. "Napoleon: Power and Splendor" exhibition will also be on view all night! https://buff.ly/2GEkrjp

Tickets include: parking, appetizers, one complimentary drink, “casino money,” and exhibition admission. Cost: $45 for non-members, $35 for members of VMFA and Black History Museum. https://buff.ly/2yNhfPF
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#VMFAAfterHours #CasinoDeParis #napoleonvmfa #hiphop

Make the most of Bastille Day or, as they say in France, Le Quatorze Juillet. Here's your itinerary for a trés French day in RVA: https://buff.ly/2zMA9qH
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Image: Maurice Utrillo, French, 1883 - 1955. "La Caserne a Monmartre," (The Barracks at Montmartre) 1940. Oil on board. ©Maurice Utrillo. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. Currently on loan to an exhibition.
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#napoleonvmfa #rva #bastilleday #ouioui

Man About Town.
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Join Napoleon in Richmond this Saturday, July 14th as he celebrates Bastille Day! Visit Max’s On Broad, the Graduate Hotel, VMFA and Can Can Brasserie for a chance to meet the Emperor and win passes to the special exhibition: https://buff.ly/2mgHDs0.⠀
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"Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson⠀
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The 2019-20 VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship application is now live! Student and professional artists all across the state are eligible for one of the following: $8,000 professional; $6,000 graduate; or $4,000 undergraduate. The application is free and open to all. Apply today: https://buff.ly/2tYgNcI⠀
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Yasss, Queen!⠀
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Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh (1865 – 1933) was an English-born artist who worked in Scotland with a variety of media including metalwork, embroidery, and textiles. Margaret's use of gesso to create a high-relief linear style was characteristic of her design work and became one of the defining features of the "Glasgow Style" during the 1890s. She and her sister, Frances, opened the Macdonald Sisters Studio in Glasgow and together they produced innovative work drawing inspiration from Celtic imagery, literature, symbolism and folklore.⠀

Her most well-known works are the gesso panels made for interiors designed with her husband, famous Scottish architect, Charles Mackintosh. She was celebrated in her time by many of her peers, including her husband who once wrote in a letter to her, "Remember, you are half if not three-quarters in all my architectural work ..."; and reportedly "Margaret has genius, I have only talent." Active and recognized during her career, between 1895 and 1924 she contributed to more than 40 European and American exhibitions.⠀

Images: Queen of Diamonds, Queen of Spades, Queen of Hearts, Queen of Clubs (for Hous'hill, Catherine Cranston's residence, Glasgow, Scotland), 1909. Wood, paint, gesso. Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis on view in Lewis Decorative Arts Galleries.⠀
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#womenwednesday #5WomenArtists #yasqueen #vmfa

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