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Zoom event: Leonardo da Vinci at the Hermitage and the Louvre
Belle Ferronnière, detail. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado Benois Madonna, detail. © State Hermitage Museum

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Zoom event: Leonardo da Vinci at the Hermitage and the Louvre

American Friends of the Louvre was pleased to organize a program on Leonardo da Vinci on Wednesday, July 15 at 1:00 P.M EDT. It featured talks by Vincent Delieuvin, chief curator of Italian 16th-century paintings at the Louvre and Zoya Kuptsova, curator of Italian paintings from the 13th-16th centuries at the State Hermitage Museum. Helen Stoilas, Editor, Americas of The Art Newspaper moderated the conversation.

This program was planned by American Friends of the Louvre in partnership with The National Arts Club, Hermitage Museum Foundation and The Art Newspaper.

The Louvre reopened on July 6, 2020
The Louvre © Dennis Jarvis | Flickr

Important Update

The Louvre reopened on July 6, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Louvre Museum reopened to the public on July 6. Visitors are able to see their favorite works of art in person once again after three and a half months of closure.

You must reserve your tickets online and you will find all of the practical information on the museum’s safety measures on the Louvre's website.

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Antonio CANOVA (1757 – 1822) Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss Marble - H. 1.55 m; L. 1.68 m; D. 1.01 m MR 1777 Paris, Musée du Louvre © 2010 Musée du Louvre / Raphaël Chipault

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