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Louvre Abu Dhabi: birth of a museum

© Musée du Louvre | Poster from the exhibit "Abu Dhabi, Birth of a Museum"

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-07-10

Birth of a Museum offers a preview of the collection of Louvre Abu Dhabi. Snap shot in pictures

Birth of a Museum offers a preview of the collection of Louvre Abu Dhabi, including a Bactrian "Princess" statuette, a gold bracelet with figures of lions made in Iran almost 3,000 years ago, a rare Archaic Greek figure of a female sphinx, a large bodhisattva from Pakistan, an Italian gold brooch (fibula) encrusted with garnets dating from the fifth century AD, a magnificent Madonna and Child by Giovanni Bellini, paintings by Jordaens, Caillebotte, Manet, Gauguin, and Magritte, a Picasso paper collage never before seen in public, and nine canvases by the recently deceased American painter Cy Twombly.

“Louvre Abu Dhabi: Birth of a collection”

Over 160 works acquired by Louvre Abu Dhabi – never seen before in France – will go on show in Paris from May 2 to July 28, 2014. This collection celebrates dialogue between civilizations, in a spirit of universality and humanism.

Louvre Abu Dhabi: The vision"

Louvre Abu Dhabi is an ambitious cultural project with a unique identity, defined by its profound commitment to discovery, openness and education.

 

Exhibition at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, from May 2, 2014 to 28 July, 2014
Further information : http://www.louvre.fr/en/en/exhibition-birth-museum-louvre-abu-dhabi/birth-universal-museum-louvre-abu-dhabi/exhibition-musee-du-louvre

Date created : 2014-07-10

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