Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
The Legacy of Delacroix. Masterpieces
from the Collection of Étienne Moreau-Nélaton
With a series of drawings and paintings that are rarely shown due to the conditions of the bequest, this exhibition spotlights the work of art historians Adophe Moreau (the Younger) and Étienne Moreau-Mélaton who contributed to the perception of 19th-century art in the French national collections.
Musée Eugène-Delacroix, until March 17, 2014
New Frontier III
Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution
The Louvre continues its exploration of the history of painting in America with a third special exhibition that compares and contrasts five Anglo-American portraits from 1780 to 1800 and slightly later, produced in the midst of a revolution that would lead to the independence and creation of the United States of America. The selected artworks revolve around the guardian and emblematic figure of General George Washington (1732–1799), elected first president of the United States in 1789.
Musée du Louvre, until April 28, 2014
Sky Under the Roof...
Drawings for Parisian Ceilings in the Grand Siècle
Ceiling decoration underwent a profound transformation in the 17th century. The shift from flat ceilings to vaulted ones inspired artists to develop innovative treatments that played with compartmentalizing space, alternating layers of illusion, and organizing narrative, ornamental and emblematic registers.
Musée du Louvre, until May 19, 2014
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