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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Leonardo da Vinci

24 October 2019 24 February 2020
The year 2019, the fifth centenary of Leonardo da Vinci's death in France, is particularly significant for the Louvre, which has the world's largest collection of Leonardo's paintings and 22 drawings. In this year of commemoration, the museum finds the opportunity to gather around the five essential paintings it preserves, namely the Virgin of the Rocks, the Beautiful Ferronnière, the Mona Lisa - which remains in the...

The Advent of the Artist

25 September 2019 29 June 2020
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....

The Taste of the Orient: Georges Marteau collector

26 June 2019 6 January 2020
The legacy made to the national museums by the engineer and heir to the firm Grimaud Georges Marteau (1851-1916) lies at the crossroads of three worlds: playing cards, Japonism and the art of the Persian book. They are also three parts of the collection nowadays dispersed between different institutions. Linked to their owner's unique itinerary and reflecting the spirit of an era that was enthusiastic about the arts...

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