Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
17th- and 18th-Century Pastels at the Louvre
The Louvre holds an unrivaled collection of European pastels from the 17th and 18th centuries. Mostly dating from the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI, these extremely fragile works, created with a colored powder that has often been compared to that of a butterfly’s wings, introduce us to Enlightenment society and illustrate the genius of its most celebrated artists:
Musée du Louvre, until September 10, 2018
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
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 13, 2019
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