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.
Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins
The Getty Villa
March 18–July 27, 2020
In spring 2020, an exhibition co-curated between the Louvre and the Getty museums will explore the history of Mesopotamia, which was home to the ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Among their many achievements are the creation of the earliest known script (cuneiform), the formation of the first cities, the development of advanced astronomical and mathematical knowledge, and spectacular artistic and literary accomplishments. The exhibition covers three millennia from the first cities in about 3200 B.C. to Alexander the Great’s conquest of Babylon in 331 B.C.
El Greco: Ambition and Defiance
The Art Institute of Chicago
March 7–June 21, 2020
This major exhibition charts the career of the artist known simply as El Greco. Over 55 works from across the world trace not only the development of his distinctive style but also the astounding ambition that drove him to relentlessly pursue success.
Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence
National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
September 15, 2019–January 12, 2020
According to the NGA, “Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence is the first-ever monographic exhibition in the United States on Andrea del Verrocchio (c. 1435–1488), the innovative artist, painter, sculptor, and teacher whose pupils included Leonardo da Vinci, Pietro Perugino, and likely Sandro Botticelli as well. The exhibition examines the wealth and breadth of Verrocchio’s extraordinary artistry by bringing together some 50 of his masterpieces in painting, sculpture, and drawing that allow viewers to appreciate how his work in each art form stimulated creativity in the others.”
This exhibition is currently on view in Italy at the Palazzo Strozzi and includes over a dozen sculptures and artifacts on loan from the Louvre.
Recent Exhibitions in the U.S.
March 18–June 23, 2019
March 10–July 7, 2019
October 31, 2018–March 18, 2019
September 14, 2018–January 6, 2019
September 6, 2018–January 6, 2019