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21/12/2017 - 17:48hs

Abu Dhabi museum traces back Louvre’s origins

Louvre Abu Dhabi is hosting its first temporary exhibit as of this Thursday. The featured artworks tell the story of the French institution’s beginnings.

Press Release

Portrait of Louis IX, painted by Jean Garnier between 1670 and 1672

São Paulo – This Thursday (21) will see Louvre Abu Dhabi launch the exhibition From One Louvre to Another, which traces back the origins of the original Louvre Museum in France. The museum said this is the first temporary exhibition ever at the museum set in the UAE capital.

The show will feature 150 artworks from the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre’s earliest collections, including paintings, sculptures, furniture and ceramic items.

The idea is to showcase the Museum’s origins going from Louis XIV’s collections in Versailles to the artists’ studios formerly located in the palace that now houses the Parisian institution up until it opened to the public, following the French Revolution.

The show was curated by Louvre Museum president Jean-Luc Martinez and by Juliette Trey and Graphic Arts Department curator, who’s in charge of artworks from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Press Release

The Creation of the World, by Claude-Siméon Passemant and François-Thomas Germain (1754)

Louvre Abu Dhabi opened early laset month. It features 300 pieces on loan from French museums and 250-plus own-collection items. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the facilities span a 24,000 sqm area.

Quick facts

From One Louvre to Another
December 21, 2017 to April 7, 2018
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am to 8 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 10 pm. Closed on Mondays
Prices: AED 60 (full), or USD 16.33 at current exchange rates
Tickets for the Museum include access to the exhibition

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

Watch below a video clip about the exhibition

From One Louvre to Another

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