Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
The year 2019 marks the centenary of the signing of the Franco-Polish convention of September 3, 1919, “relating to emigration and immigration,” which led to a massive influx of Polish workers to France, and more specifically, to the mining region in the country’s north. To commemorate this important event for the territory’s identity, the Musée du Louvre-Lens will hold a large retrospective of 19th-century Polish painting, organized jointly with the National Museum in Warsaw.
Musée du Louvre-Lens, until January 20, 2020
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
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