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
April 21–August 16, 2021

From April 21 to August 16, 2021, 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.

Recent Exhibitions in the U.S.

“The Vision of Saint John” (1610-14). Photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/image of the MMA

El Greco: Ambition and Defiance

March 7–October 19, 2020

El Greco: Ambition and Defiance
Andrea del VERROCCHIO Florence, 1435 - Venise, 1488 et son atelier. © 1996 Musée du Louvre / Pierre Philibert

Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence

September 15, 2019–January 12, 2020

Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence
François BOUCHER (Paris, 1703 - Paris, 1770) Diana Leaving her Bath 1742

Renoir: The Body, The Senses

June 8–September 22, 2019

Renoir: The Body, The Senses
Jacopo Tintoretto, Self-Portrait, c. 1588, oil on canvas, overall: 63 × 52 cm (24 13/16 × 20 1/2 in.) framed: 93.5 × 84.5 cm (36 13/16 × 33 1/4 in.), Musée du Louvre, Paris Départment des Peintures
Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Statuette of a goddess (detail), 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D. Babylon. Alabaster, stucco, gold, and rubies, H. 10 1/4 in., W. 2 in., D. 2 in. (26 x 5 x 5 cm). Musée du Louvre, Paris (AO 20127) © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY
The World Between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East
Rhyton forepart in the shape of a lion with prey. Achaemenid, probably Egyptian, 5th-4th century BCE, Faience.
Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings
Woman with a Pearl, c. 1868–1870, oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris, Département des peintures. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Corot: Women

September 9–December 31, 2018

Corot: Women
Combat Between Love and Chastity, 1503-5. Perugino (Pietro Vannucci), tempera on canvas.

The Renaissance Nude

October 30, 2018–January 27, 2019

The Renaissance Nude
Eugène Delacroix
Liberty Leading the People
Musée du Louvre
© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing

Delacroix (1798—1863)

September 10, 2018–January 6, 2019

Delacroix (1798—1863)