Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
History Begins in Mesopotamia
Situated between the two great rivers, largely in what is now Iraq, Mesopotamia was the cradle of modern economics and of the writing with which history began. It was also home to the first cities and the oldest known political and administrative systems. Our present-day cities, living environment, beliefs, and imaginative ethos might be very different from those of ancient Mesopotamia, but they remain the legacy of those fundamental “firsts” of its civilization.
Musée du Louvre-Lens, until January 23, 2017
Eugène Delacroix and George Sand
A Friendship in Words and Images
Eugène Delacroix and George Sand first met in November 1834, when Frédéric Buloz, editor-in-chief of La Revue des deux mondes, asked the artist to paint a portrait of the writer to illustrate his articles. Sand’s relationship with Alfred de Musset had just ended; the writer was a broken young woman when she posed for the artist.
Musée Eugène-Delacroix, until February 27, 2017
The Body in Movement
Dance and the Museum
For its second season, the Petite Galerie at the Louvre, dedicated to art and culture education, is offering an initiation into representation of "The Body in Movement."
Musée du Louvre, until July 3, 2017
With its blend of mystery, truth and illusion, the mirror is a complex object. An emblematic adjunct in paintings imitating reality or seeking to provide different points of view, it is also the indispensable accessory for the painter engaged in a self-portrait. The perfect imitator, deceiver, revealer, object of cogitation, of image within image, and even of divination, the reflection in a mirror is never unambiguous.
Musée du Louvre-Lens, until September 18, 2017
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