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.
The World Between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East
Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 18–June 23, 2019
For over three centuries, the territories and trading networks of the Middle East were contested between the Roman and Parthian Empires (ca. 100 B.C.–A.D. 250), yet across the region life was not defined by these two superpowers alone. Local cultural and religious traditions flourished, and sculptures, wall paintings, jewelry, and other objects reveal how ancient identities were expressed through art. Featuring 190 works from museums in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, this exhibition will follow a journey along the great incense and silk routes that connected cities in southwestern Arabia, Nabataea, Judaea, Syria, and Mesopotamia, making the region a center of global trade. Several of the archaeological sites featured, including Palmyra, Dura-Europos, and Hatra, have been damaged in recent years by deliberate destruction and looting, and the exhibition will also examine these events and responses to them.
This exhibition contains numerous loans from the Musée du Louvre.
Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
March 10–July 7, 2019
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/1519–1594), the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia with the special cooperation of the Gallerie dell’Accademia, will organize a major exhibition on the Venetian master. As the first retrospective of the artist in North America, the exhibition will include many significant international loans including 3 from the Musée du Louvre.
Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife
The Getty Villa
October 31, 2018–March 18, 2019
This exhibition explores depictions of the Underworld in the art of Greece and southern Italy and investigates how ancient Greeks envisioned what happens after death. It will contain an important amphora on loan from the Louvre depicting Herakles and Cerberus, and Dionysos with maenad and satyrs (ca. 520 BC – 510 BC).
The Renaissance Nude
J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles
October 30, 2018–January 27, 2019
Renaissance artists transformed the course of western art history by making the nude central to their art. Drawing inspiration from classical sculpture and the study of the live model, these artists created lifelike, vibrant, and sensual representations of the human body. Featuring more than 100 works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Dürer, and others, this exhibition traces the nude’s gradual emergence over 130 years in Italy, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
This exhibition includes Louvre loans:
The Fall of the Damned, 1468–69, Dieric Bouts, oil on panel.
Apollo and Daphnis, about 1495, Perugino (Pietro Vannucci), oil on poplar.
Combat Between Love and Chastity, 1503-5, Perugino (Pietro Vannucci), tempera on canvas.
Recent Exhibitions in the U.S.
September 14, 2018–January 6, 2019
September 6, 2018–January 6, 2019
July 8–October 8, 2018
March 27–September 9, 2018
October 22, 2017–January 22, 2018
January 10–April 4, 2017