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
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.

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

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe

The Legion of Honor Museum
February 10–May 28, 2018

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe explores life in 18th century Europe through the eyes of the infamous Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798). Renowned as a romantic during his lifetime, Casanova lived in Italy, France and England, traveled across the Ottoman Empire and Russia. Gathering together paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furnishings, porcelain, silver, and period costume, The Seduction of Europe brings the visual wealth of Casanova’s world to life.

The Louvre has contributed two important paintings to this exhibition – The Curious  by Jean-Honoré Fragonard and The Amorous Courtesan by Pierre Hubert Subleyras.

Following its display in Fort Worth at the Kimbell Museum at the end of 2017, the exhibition will be on view at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.



Recent Exhibitions in the U.S.

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
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