Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
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
Eugène Delacroix was one of the giants of French painting, but his last full retrospective exhibition in Paris dates back to 1963, the centenary year of his death. In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre is holding a historic exhibition featuring some 180 works—mostly paintings—as a tribute to his entire career.
Musée du Louvre, until July 23, 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 July 23, 2018
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
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