Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
- Currently on view
Drawing in the Open Air
Variations in Drawing from Nature in the First Half of the 19th Century
After developing strongly in 17th-century France (and Europe), drawing in the open air, from the motif, became current practice in the 18th. By the 19th century, it was considered a vital part of the training of young artists; constantly evolving, it became a primary aspect of the history of drawing.
Musée du Louvre, until January 29, 2018
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
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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