Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
Drawings from the Louvre
From Parma to Casalmaggiore via Rome and Bologna, this exhibition provides a step-by-step account of the whirlwind career of one of Italy’s finest draftsmen.
Musée du Louvre, until February 15, 2016
Dance, kiss anyone you like
Parties and pleasure in the time of Madame de Pompadour
Rustic decor, elegant young people, and refined leisure pursuits: the exhibition celebrates the theme of the “fête galante” and the “pastorale”.
Louvre-Lens museum, until February 29, 2016
Delacroix and Ancient Art
In 1857, Delacroix moved to Rue de Fürstenberg, where he had the opportunity to have a sizeable studio built in the garden reserved for his exclusive use. For the decoration of the facade facing the garden, he opted for plaster casts of ancient sculptures similar in nature to the facades of English neoclassical residences.
Musée national Eugène-Delacroix, until March 7, 2016
The new exhibition in the glass pavilion at the Louvre-Lens portrays the Metamorphoses of Ovid, a tremendous source of inspiration for artists since ancient times.
Musée du Louvre-Lens, until March 21, 2016
Founding Myths. From Hercules to Darth Vader
Presented in the Petite Galerie throughout the school year, the exhibition “Founding Myths” tells how illustrators, sculptors, painters, puppeteers, filmmakers, and musicians around the world have drawn inspiration from myths, given them form, and brought them to life.
Musée du Louvre, until July 4, 2016
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