Former palace of the Kings of France, the Louvre Museum presents vast and rich collections: in all, more than 38.000 works of the ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean, the arts of Islam and Western art from the Middle Ages to 1848. The most famous artworks include the Mona Lisa, the Victory of Samothrace or the Venus de Milo, but also the squatting Scribe, the Code Hammurabi, or Vermeer’s Lacemaker.

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On stage! Costume designs from the Edmond de Rothschild Collection

27 October 2021 31 January 2022
This exhibition brings together a selection of some one hundred sheets from one of the most important collections of drawings of show clothes, that of the volumes of Costumes for Festivals, Ballets and Theater in the Time of Louis XIV donated by Baron Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934) to the Louvre Museum. Their richness reveals the diversity of invention of the artists who dressed the entertainments staged at the...

Paris-Athens Birth of modern Greece 1675-1919

30 September 2021 7 February 2022
In 2021, Greece will celebrate the bicentenary of its independence; it was also 200 years ago, in 1821, that the Venus de Milo entered the Louvre collections. The exhibition traces the cultural, diplomatic and artistic links between Greece and France in the 19th century, highlighting the way in which the European view of Greece was transformed with the rediscovery of Greek antiquity....

Marina Lambraki Plaka, directrice de la Pinacothèque nationale-musée Alexandre Soutsos, Athènes ; Anastasia Lazaridou, directrice des Musées archéologiques, des Expositions et des Programmes éducatifs au ministère de la Culture et des Sports, Athènes ; Jean-Luc Martinez, président-directeur du musée du Louvre, assisté de Débora Guillon

From afar. Travelling Materials and Objects

22 September 2021 4 July 2022
Through materials and objects, this exhibition describes exchanges between distant worlds - exchanges often far more ancient than the explorations of the 16th century. Forms, techniques, and themes intertwined to create new objects, reflecting all the complexity of our world as it could be perceived in Europe from the late Middle Ages on....

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