Exhibition - Power Plays | Louvre Museum | Paris

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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.

Spanning the period from antiquity to the present day, fifty works from the Musée du Louvre, the Musée National du Château de Pau, the Château de Versailles, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris illustrate the evolution of the codes behind the representation of political power.

By providing keys to the observation and explanation of different artworks, the Petite Galerie sets out to make the visit to the museum an enjoyable and enlightening experience. Informative labels and digital touchscreen displays encourage attention to detail and help to establish context. Five themed tours of the Louvre’s permanent collection are also proposed.

Organized by:

Paul Mironneau, Director of the Musée National et Domaine du Château de Pau; Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre

Project Manager:

Florence Dinet, Musée du Louvre

Practical information

From September 27, 2017 to July 2, 2018

Location
The Petite Galerie, Richelieu wing

Admission
€15 (permanent collections + exhibitions)

Opening hours
Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesday.
Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Further information
+33 (0)1 40 20 53 17

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