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.

Andrea del VERROCCHIO Florence, 1435 - Venise, 1488 et son atelier. © 1996 Musée du Louvre / Pierre Philibert

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 VinciPietro 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.

François BOUCHER (Paris, 1703 - Paris, 1770) Diana Leaving her Bath 1742

Renoir: The Body, The Senses

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
June 8–September 22, 2019

According to The Clark, “on the centenary of Renoir’s death, this exhibition provides new perspectives about the artist’s stylistic trajectory through the lens of a single subject. Renoir captured bustling scenes of the urban cityscape, members of fashionable society, and fleeting moments of atmospheric effects upon landscape, but his overarching preoccupation was the nude—an interest that was, at least in part, rooted in his desire to be considered alongside the great artists in history. ”

The Louvre has one painting by François Boucher on loan for this exhibition. The exhibition will continue on to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth from October 27, 2019 to January 26, 2020.

Recent Exhibitions in the U.S.

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
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
Photograph by Maria Daniels, courtesy of the Musée du Louvre, January 1992

Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife

October 31, 2018–March 18, 2019

Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife
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
Unknown Artist / Votive bust of a young man, 300 BCE-100 BCE © Musée du Louvre, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Thierry Olliver / Art Resource, NY.

Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place

September 14, 2018–January 6, 2019

Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place
Eugène Delacroix
Liberty Leading the People
1830
Musée du Louvre
© 2009 Musée du Louvre / Erich Lessing

Delacroix (1798—1863)

September 10, 2018–January 6, 2019

Delacroix (1798—1863)
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
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
Pierre Subleyras
La Courtisane Amoureuse
c. 1735
Musée du Louvre
© Musée du Louvre / Harry Bréjat
Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century