The Louvre in the U.S.

The Louvre has enjoyed a close and unique relationship with many museums in the United States, with a long history of collaboration on exhibitions, scholarly research and educational initiatives. Partners include the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Getty Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Legion of Honor, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Neue Galerie, the Morgan Library and Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, and the Oklahoma City Art Museum.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions in the U.S.

Eugène Delacroix
Liberty Leading the People
1830
Musée du Louvre
© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing

Delacroix (1798—1863)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 10, 2018–January 6, 2019

Co-organized between Louvre Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art,  for the first time since the 1963 exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of his death, this event will pool over 180 artworks by the artist, including a large number of paintings: from the young artist’s big hits at the Salon of 1820 up to his final less known and mysterious religious and landscape compositions.

© RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY, photo by Jean-Gilles Berizzi

Visitors to Versailles (1682 – 1798)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 16–July 29, 2018

“Bringing together works from The Met, the Château de Versailles, and over 50 lenders, this exhibition will highlight the experiences of travelers from 1682, when Louis XIV moved his court to Versailles, to 1789, when the royal family was forced to leave the palace and return to Paris. Through paintings, portraits, furniture, tapestries, carpets, costumes, porcelain, sculpture, arms and armor, and guidebooks, the exhibition will illustrate what visitors encountered at court, what kind of welcome and access to the palace they received, and, most importantly, what impressions, gifts, and souvenirs they took home with them.”

Ring with portrait of a Ptolemy wearing the Egyptian double crown, about 186 - 145 B.C., gold.
Musée du Louvre. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. Photo: Hervé Lewandowski.

Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World

J. Paul Getty Museum
March 27–September 9, 2018

“Egypt, the most ancient of the Mediterranean civilizations, held a great fascination for the Greeks and Romans. This major international loan exhibition explores the artistic interplay between these cultures from the Bronze Age to Roman times. The installation includes royal Egyptian stone vessels sent to Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, Archaic Greek pottery and sculpture inspired by Egyptian models, portraits in Egyptian and Greek style created during Greek rule in Egypt, and religious images and luxury goods made for Roman patrons in Italy.”

Recent Exhibitions in the U.S.

Pierre Subleyras
La Courtisane Amoureuse
c. 1735
Musée du Louvre
© Musée du Louvre / Harry Bréjat

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe

February 10–May 28, 2018

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe
Johannes Vermeer
The Lacemaker
c. 1669-1670
Musée du Louvre
Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

October 22, 2017–January 22, 2018

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting
Edme Bouchardon
Cupid Cutting His Bow from the Club of Hercules
1750
Musée du Louvre
(c) 2016 Musée du Louvre / Hervé Lewandowski
Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762): A Sublime Idea of Beauty
Unknown Artist "Altar" with Zodiacal Frieze and Heads of the Twelve Gods
c. 117-138
Musée du Louvre
© RMN-Grand Palais / Hervé Lewandowski / Art Resource, NY

Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity

October 19, 2016–April 23, 2017

Time and Cosmos in Greco-Roman Antiquity
Valentin de Boulogne
Réunions dans un cabaret
c. 1623-1625
Musée du Louvre
Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Tony Querrec

Valentin de Boulogne – Beyond Caravaggio

October 7, 2016–January 22, 2017

Valentin de Boulogne – Beyond Caravaggio