January 2016

Schedule of Events for 2016

 

Schedule of Events for 2016

In 2016 the Louvre is spotlighting the 18th century with a generous, eclectic program. Five exhibitions in Paris, together with a sixth devoted to “fêtes galantes,” at the Louvre-Lens, will offer a fresh reading of this artistically multifaceted period.

In the first half of 2016, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Louvre will reveal the Enlightenment century’s fascination with the past and the poetry of ruins, in a monographic exhibition of the work of the great landscape painter Hubert Robert. During the second half of the year the emphasis will be more specifically on artists and their relationship to the 18th-century art market. In association with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles an exhibition will focus anew on the oeuvre of the sculptor and draftsman Edme Bouchardon.