Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
Real and Imaginary Depictions of the Orient:
a Matter of Gazes
The Lilian Thuram Foundation: Education against Racism and the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix have teamed on an enlightening and atypical exhibition that revitalizes the presentation of works in the museum. Designed here is an unprecedented display of the museum collection dedicated to the ‘Orient’, as understood by Delacroix, and its depiction.
Musée Delacroix, until April 2, 2018
From One Louvre to AnotherOpening a Museum for Everyone
The Louvre Abu Dhabi traces in its inaugural exhibition the history of the birth of the Musée du Louvre in Paris over two centuries ago. Through a selection of 150 artworks, hailing primarily from the Louvre and the Château de Versailles, “From One Louvre to Another” sheds light on the way in which a public collection is formed and provides insight into the decisive moment when viewing and studying artworks ceased to be the sole preserve of royalty and scholars.
Louvre Abu Dhabi, until April 7, 2018
France Viewed from the Grand Siècle
Drawings by Israël Silvestre (1621–1691)
While Silvestre's engravings circulated widely, his drawings remain relatively unknown. The Musée du Louvre is home to a remarkable collection of them, to be shown to the public for the first time.
Musée du Louvre, until June 25, 2018
The Petite Galerie exhibition for 2017–2018 focuses on the connection between art and political power. Governing entails self-presentation as a way of affirming authority, legitimacy, and prestige. Thus art in the hands of patrons becomes a propaganda tool; but it can also be a vehicle for protest and subverting the established order.
Musée du Louvre, until July 2, 2018
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