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Maximilian and Carlota Exhibit at the Witte

Feb 1, 2014, 10:00 am - Mar 30, 2014, 6:00 pm

Witte Museum

Betty Coates Textile Gallery

San Antonio, Texas

The rule of Maximilian and Carlota, Emperor and Empress of Mexico in the 1860s, is examined in this exhibit. It accompanies the release of the book Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico written by South Texas scholar M. M. McAllen.

The exhibition features art and artifacts that have never been exhibited from the Witte permanent collections and several important private collections. Formal portraits of Maximilian and Carlota that were recently donated to the Witte Museum will be on public view for the first time. Newspaper articles, vintage photographs and objects from the Mexican Royal Court of the Emperor and Empress of Mexico will also be displayed. 

Maximilian and Carlota: Last Empire of Mexico
 is generously supported by the City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development. Read more.