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Founding Myths. Inaugural exhibition of the Petite Galerie

What is a myth? And how are they portrayed? How are myths passed on to us? How have artists appropriated them? Told, sung, written, and illustrated, myths are a part of all cultures and civilizations, including contemporary popular culture.
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.
In its desire to make art open to all, the Louvre provides the keys to answer these questions in the Petite Galerie.


Announcement of the Winner for the Development of a Conservation and Storage Facility for the Musée du Louvre in Liévin

The Musée du Louvre and the Nord-Pas de Calais region have announced the winner of the competition to build a conservation and storage facility for the Musée du Louvre in Liévin in northern France (Nord-Pas de Calais). The project has been granted to a consortium consisting of the British architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the consortium’s representative and best known for the British Museum’s new World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre in London (2014); the French firm Mutabilis Paysage (landscape architects); Egis Bâtiments Nord (technical consultancy); Inddigo SAS (environmental consultancy); and VPEAS SAS (economists).

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The Louvre Introduces Admission with a Single Ticket

Over the past eighteen months, the Louvre has been implementing a new strategy to promote a more comprehensive and cohesive cultural offering, and in particular to create stronger links between temporary exhibitions and permanent collections.
In line with this strategy, as of July 1, 2015 the Louvre will adopt a simplified price list*, already in use in a number of national and international museums, with a single admission ticket giving access to collections and exhibitions. Free access conditions previously restricted to the permanent collections will be extended to exhibitions.


Discriminations Suspicions: the Musée du Louvre’s Answer


Poussin and God

In spring 2015 the Musée du Louvre is showcasing the art of the seventeenth century with three exhibitions: two at the Louvre itself (“Poussin and God” and “Making Sacred Images”), the third, “Velázquez,” at the Grand Palais.

Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665) is the greatest French painter of the seventeenth century, considered by some as the greatest of all time. However, the artist, who was described during his lifetime as the “French Raphael,” is less well known today than Watteau, Delacroix, Monet, or Cézanne.
This exhibition, marking the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death, aims to introduce visitors to a little-known but particularly moving aspect of the art of this great French master: his religious painting.

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