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For three nights only, Louvre extends blockbuster da Vinci exhibition to an all-night affair

Who hasn’t stayed up until midnight to see the premier of a long-anticipated movie? Well, get your coffees ready as the Louvre will be adding tickets to see its blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition but the catch: the tickets are to see the famed artist’s works at night. From 9pm through 8:30am on the final […]

If you missed it: the Louvre and Picasso, strikes, smuggling, and forgery

Here’s what’s happening with strikes at the Louvre, which led to museum closures last week, and works by Picasso, both real and fake. Louvre reopens after worker’s strike forces closure For the second time in a year, the Louvre was forced to unexpectedly close due to staff strikes. Friday, hundreds of museums guests, eager to […]

“Leonardo da Vinci”

To mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the artist’s death, the Louvre has organised an unprecedented exhibit dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci. This retrospective “will present the results of the most recent research, in connection with the major republication of fundamental documents, as well as the latest scientific studies conducted in laboratories or during recent renovations […]

Italian court halts loan of the Vitruvian Man ahead of blockbuster da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre

Just two weeks ago, Italy and France signed a deal that reinstated a 2017 deal that would green light a number of works by Leonardo da Vinci to be loaned to the Louvre for their upcoming blockbuster exhibition. It seemed that the saga, which played out over the last year, was finally put to rest. […]

Louvre reinstalls the Mona Lisa in the updated Salle des États

Extreme makeover Louvre Edition is offically complete and the Mona Lisa is back in her home gallery after a three-month stint in a neighbouring gallery. When the Mona Lisa moved to the Medici Gallery back in July, it was the first time the painting had moved from its place in the Salle des États in […]

Check-in to an Edward Hopper painting at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

In April, the Louvre announced that they would be giving away a night stay inside the museum. In partnership with Airbnb, a couple of lucky guests would get a once-in-a-lifetime experience staying inside one of the world’s most popular institutions. But, what if you could stay inside a painting? Raising the bar to the next […]

Louvre strikes Sackler name from gallery and website

The Louvre has become the first major institute to officially remove the Sackler family name from its galleries. The Sacklers had been associated with the museum’s wing of oriental antiquities since 1997 but today, a placard bearing the family’s name was removed from the gallery and all other references to the name have been temporarily […]