The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a masterpiece both inside and out.
The moment it opened its doors in 2017, tourists and residents alike flocked to see the seemingly floating dome, the permanent collections and compelling installations.
But it’s the unmissable exhibitions that will keep you coming back, the museum shares a close connection with its Parisien sibling and each year, Louvre Abu Dhabi hosts four international exhibitions which come directly from partnered French museums.
Currently, there are two world-class exhibitions in situ, along with the world’s oldest pearl, pieces from iconic luxury fashion houses, and a unique installation that invites guests to step into a cloud of perfume.
Here are the unmissable installations currently at the Louvre Abu Dhabi
1. Explore bohemian Paris in the 1920s
A brilliantly curated show, featuring more than 80 artworks from the most influential artists of the 1920s, includes masterpieces from Picasso, Chagall and Modigliani & Co.
Why visit? A trip will give you an insight into the lives of foreign artists in Paris during an extraordinary artistic renaissance. You’ll see various artistic movements including fauvism and cubism, works from important artists of the time will be highlighted along with discovering the famous bohemian Parisien districts where creatives from around the world flocked during the period.
When? Now until December 7
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The ‘Portrait of Dédie’ is one of the sixty portraits made by #AmedeoModigliani in 1918 while living in Paris and Nice. The head leaning to the side in a melancholic posture is characterizes the portrait of the artist. The woman in the painting is Odette Hayden, called Dédie, who would become the first wife of the cubist painter #HenriHayden. Discover it in our #RendezvousInParis exhibition until 7 December. __ لوحة "صورة شخصية لديدي" للفنان أماديو موديلياني هي واحدة من ٦٠ صورة رسمها الفنان في العام ١٩١٨ في أثناء إقامته في مدينتي باريس ونيس. تُظهر اللوحة حزناً عميقاً وواضحاً من خلال حركة الرأس المائل. هذه المرأة هي أوديت هايدن، الملقبة بديدي، وهي الزوجة الأولى للفنان التكعيبي هنري هايدن. اكتشف اللوحة في معرض "لقاء في باريس: بيكاسو وشغال وموديلياني وفنانو عصرهم (١٩٠٠ – ١٩٣٩)" حتى ٧ ديسمبر.
2. Gain an in-depth insight into 10,000 years of luxury
350 extraordinary objects, from fashion and jewellery to art, furniture and design that have defined luxury over 10,000 years.
This exhibition looks at the interpretation of luxury by different cultures, from extravagant offerings for the divine to golden furniture fit for royalty, (think 18th century Versailles) and the iconic couture of fashion houses and virtuoso objects of luxury houses, like Christian Dior, Chanel, Cartier, Balenciaga and Hermès. This is a MUST for fashion-lovers.
Guests will explore women’s role in luxury, in a display that highlights the intricacy of each object, whether it be age, craftsmanship, or rarity.
With collections from Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée du Louvre and Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac to name just a few, a visit will make you consider the world’s current outlook on luxury while evaluating the most valuable luxuries of all; time and freedom of movement,
While you’re there: Don’t miss the one-off installation from Cartier, the epitome of modern luxury.
When? Now until February 18
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With more than 350 artworks to discover, explore the history of luxury for the first time in the Middle East and explore how it has been defined by diverse cultures from antiquity to the present day ✨ Our exhibition '10,000 Years of Luxury', is yours to discover until 18 February 2020. #FindYourLuxury In collaboration with @madparis __ لأول مرّة في الشرق الأوسط، اكتشف تاريخ الرفاهية ونظرة مختلف الثقافات إليها من العصور القديمة وحتى يومنا هذا، وذلك من خلال أكثر من ٣٥٠ عملاً فنياً في معرض "١٠ آلاف عام من الرفاهية" الذي يستمر حتى ١٨ فبراير ٢٠٢٠. الرفاهية بعينيك في اللوفر أبوظبي.
3. Scent lovers must visit The Perfumed Cloud
This immersive experience invites you to step into a transparent glass cube, that’s located over water and under the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s spectacular dome. Within the dome is a spiral staircase, as you ascend you’ll notice a change in temperature as you step into a floating scented cloud… Bliss!
Dubbed the USO, (Unidentified Scented Object) the installation was created by the Maison Cartier in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent with Transsolar KlimaEngineerin and ties-in with the theme of luxury in a dramatic, yet fitting way.
When? Until February 1. Closing dates: November 8 until November 23 (accurate?)