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Denon wing - Ground floor - Room B - Galerie Daru
The Galerie Daru formed part of Napoleon III's "New Louvre" and was originally intended as a sculpture gallery for the annual Paris Salon. It now displays Greek and Roman antiquities, notably the celebrated Borghese Gladiator.
Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities
Richelieu wing - 2nd floor - Room 18 - Rubens: the Galerie Médicis
The twenty-four monumental canvases displayed here were originally housed in the Luxembourg palace, home of the Italian-born French queen Marie de Médicis. Painted by Rubens between 1622 and 1625, they depict episodes from the queen's life, magnified by the presence of gods from ancient mythology.
Grande Galerie (2), France
Denon wing - 1st floor - Room 12 - Grande Galerie
Built between 1595 and 1610, this gallery originally connected the Louvre to the Tuileries palace. The engaged columns along the sides were added during the Empire by Percier and Fontaine. Shortened by a third during the Second Empire, it now houses collections of Italian painting.
Galerie des "Grands Hommes", France
Richelieu wing - Ground floor - Room 29 - Galerie des "Grands Hommes"
This display features 18th-century sculpture from the reign of Louis XVI, portraits, and marble statues of noted contemporary figures in French public life (the so-called ''grands hommes de la France'') commissioned by the comte d'Angiviller, Superintendant of Buildings from 1776 to 1787.
The Pyramid by I. M. Pei is a remarkable feat of technical prowess: 22 meters high, with 30 meter sides, it is made up of almost 800 glass lozenges and triangles, assembled with extraordinary precision on an aluminum framework supported by a 95-ton structure of girders and stainless steel joists.
The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.