Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
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
The Treasury of the Abbey of Saint Maurice d’Agaune
The Abbey of Saint-Maurice d’Agaune (Agaunum) in the Swiss canton of Valais will be celebrating its 1,500 years of existence in September 2014. To mark this special anniversary, while renovation work is underway on the abbey’s treasury, the chapter has agreed to allow the Louvre to display major pieces from a treasury that has miraculously withstood ordeals and centuries.
Musée du Louvre, until June 16, 2014
Claude Lévêque - the Biggest Tent in the World
Claude Lévêque's work intervenes in the spaces it encounters, harnessing the energy of his densely-woven, intense 'plastic' vocabulary to deliver a powerful visual and sensory shock. As guest artist in residence at the Louvre, Lévêque's engagement begins with an incandescent light installation at Ieoh Ming Pei's celebrated Pyramid.
Musée du Louvre, until January 2, 2015
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