Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
Mexican Art at the Louvre
Masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries
Mexican art, an area in which the Louvre’s Hispanic collection is intended to expand, will be showcased at the museum this spring.
Denon wing, 1st floor, Spanish rooms, until June 3, 2013
De l’Allemagne, 1800-1939.
German Thought and Painting, from Friedrich to Beckmann.
This exhibition, comprising over two hundred works, offers a reflection on the main themes that structured German thinking from 1800 to 1939. It places artworks and their artists—including Caspar David Friedrich, Paul Klee, Philipp Otto Runge and Otto Dix—in the intellectual context of their time, and confronts them with the writings of great thinkers, chief among whom is Goethe.
Hall Napoléon, until June 24, 2013
Giotto e Compagni
Praised by his contemporaries Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, admired by Leonardo da Vinci, and copied by Michelangelo, Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267–1337) has been seen down the centuries as the instigator of a painting revolution without precedent since ancient times.
Salle de la Chapelle, until July 15, 2013
The Art of Outline: Drawing in ancient Egypt
Papyri, ostraka, paintings, steles and low reliefs in stone, wooden furniture, and various earthenware, terracotta, and leather items are brought together here in an illustration of the inspired creativity of Egypt's draftsmen.
Richelieu wing, lower ground floor, until July 22, 2013
Year 1: Earthly Paradise
The Louvre is presenting a large-scale exhibition of the work of Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto (b. 1933, Biella), accompanied by a program of encounters, theater performances and activities for the public in the Tuileries Gardens and elsewhere.
Medieval Louvre, Department of Paintings, Department of Sculptures...., until September 2, 2013
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