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 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.
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.”
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.”
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.
October 22, 2017–January 22, 2018
January 10–April 4, 2017
October 19, 2016–April 23, 2017
October 7, 2016–January 22, 2017