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‘Leonardo da Vinci’ shatters Louvre exhibition attendance records

After running its course, the numbers are finally out for the Louvre’s blockbuster Leonardo da Vinci exhibition and a blockbuster it was. A staggering 1,071,840 people ended up waiting their turn, waking up in the middle of the night, and filing through the museum’s corridors to see the exhibition in honour of the artist’s death […]

Notre Dame forecourt could reopen next month

Following the devastating fire that engulfed Notre Dame last April, lead pollution has been amongst the top concerns within the building, itself, as well as the surrounding area. Following a stint of extensive cleaning in the area, though, the cathedral’s forecourt could be open to the public once again as early as next month. ‘We […]

Musée d’Orsay introduces Jean-Philippe Delhomme as their new Instagram artist in residence

Museums have pretty well gotten on board with social media. Major names, like writer, activist, and curator Kimberly Drew, have held positions at major institutions to manage their Facebooks, Twitters, and Instagrams. Creating a relationship and dialogue with followers has helped build up the community around museums and brought many institutions, that may have felt archaic […]

Despite attempt to block loan of ‘Vitruvian Man,’ drawing heads to the Louvre

Just a week before the start of the Louvre’s much-anticipated blockbuster exhibition of works by Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian court threw out an appeal put forth two weeks ago that sought to keep the Vitruvian Man in Venice. With the court’s October 16th ruling, the drawing will make its way from Venice to Paris […]

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 […]

Long lost painting by Eugène Delacroix to go on display today at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Today, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston (MFAH) will unveil one of its newest acquisitions by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Painted between 1833 and 1834, Women of Algiers in Their Apartment is the first of three copies the artist created of the scene and after it was thought to be lost, the work has made […]

Rediscover Marie Raymond’s luminous canvases at Diane de Polignac

“A painting is harmony, order, balance, created among the chaos of the colored world”, said Marie Raymond. For the first time in too many years, the exhibition “To the Light” (September 19 – November 29, 2019),at the Diane de Polignac Gallery in Paris offers up a vibrant tribute to the visionary French painter Marie Raymond, […]