Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
Georges Marteau and His Collection
A Taste of the Orient
In 1916, the Musée du Louvre and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France received a legacy from Georges Marteau (1851–1916), in accordance with the late engineer’s wishes: a collection built up throughout his lifetime.
Musée du Louvre, until February 3, 2020
Officer & Gentleman in the 19th Century
The Horace His de La Salle Collection
The importance of the role of private collectors in the creation of public drawing collections in France is well known, in particular thanks to the many homages paid to Everhard Jabach, Pierre-Jean Mariette, Étienne Moreau-Nélaton, and Philippe de Chennevières. However, only one small exhibition, at the Musée de Beaux-Arts de Dijon in 1974, has been devoted to the decisive actions of one of the most generous donors of all time to French museums, Aimé Charles Horace His de La Salle (1795–1878), reputed as a lover of drawings, as well as sculptures and objets d’art.
Musée du Louvre, until February 10, 2020
Leonardo da Vinci
Booking your visit
To ensure optimal visiting conditions for this much-awaited event, visitors will be required to make a reservation for a specific time slot for the “Leonardo da Vinci” exhibition (October 24, 2019–February 24, 2020).
This shall apply to all visitors, including those entitled to free admission.
The reservation service will be open as of June 18, 2019 at www.ticketlouvre.fr
Musée du Louvre, until February 24, 2020
Soulages at the Louvre
Pierre Soulages, “painter of black and light,” is a major figure of non-figurative painting, recognized as such since the start of his career after World War II. Born on December 24, 1919, in Rodez (south of France), Soulages, who continues to produce work at a steady pace, is celebrating his 100th birthday at the end of this year. To mark this event, the Musée du Louvre is devoting an exceptional exhibition to the artist in the prestigious Salon Carré, which is located between the Galerie d’Apollon and the Grande Galerie and used to house the Paris Salon.
Musée du Louvre, until March 9, 2020
The Advent of the Artist
For its fifth season, the Louvre’s Petite Galerie—a space dedicated to art and cultural education—will be holding an exhibition titled ‘The Advent of the Artist’. Opening on September 25, 2019, this year’s edition will coincide with a cycle of Louvre exhibitions devoted to the Renaissance geniuses Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo and Albrecht Altdorfer in 2019-2020.
Musée du Louvre, until June 29, 2020
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Free admission on the first Saturday of each month
from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.