Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Louvre-Lens, the Galerie du Temps has played host to “Trésors” since December 2017, displaying an exceptional collection of around ten national treasures recently acquired by the State for the Musée du Louvre.
The Louvre-Lens, until October 1, 2018
Grappling with the Modern
From Delacroix to the Present Day
The Musée National Eugène-Delacroix is holding an unprecedented exhibition on the mural paintings that Delacroix completed in 1861 for the Chapelle des Saints-Anges in the church of Saint-Sulpice.
Musée Eugène-Delacroix, until December 3, 2018
Kohei Nawa, Throne
2018 marks the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and France, as well as the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Meji period, when Japan opened up to the West. As part of the Japonisms 2018: souls in harmony cultural season, Throne will be displayed under the Pyramid of the Musée du Louvre. This monumental work by Japanese artist Kohei Nawa is entirely covered with gold leaf, and blends Japanese cultural tradition with cutting-edge technology.
Musée du Louvre, until January 14, 2019
This exhibition aims to tell the history of how we love, from original sin to the liberation of the 20th century. This love story will take us through adoration, passion, gallantry, libertinism and, of course, romanticism. It shows how, starting from a stigmatization of the feminine, each era has successively liberated women, love, relationships, pleasure, and feeling, culminating in the invention of free love.
The Louvre-Lens, until January 21, 2019
Archaeology Goes Graphic
The Louvre’s Petite Galerie is a special space set aside for art and cultural education for all ages, with a selection of artworks representing different periods and techniques in yearly exhibitions—an eye-opening experience which serves as a starting point for an exploration of the whole museum. For its fourth season, the exhibition “Archaeology Goes Graphic” will spark a dialogue between archaeology and the 2018–19 guest art form—comic book art.
Musée du Louvre, until July 1, 2019
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