American Friends of the Louvre

American Friends of the Louvre Love the Louvre, all things French, Art & Culture? Bienvenue to American Friends of the Louvre's Fac The YPC was launched in 2006 to engage young professionals and art lovers passionate about supporting one of the world’s greatest museums.

Through special fundraising events and activities in New York City, the Young Patrons Circle supports AFL's mission to raise awareness for the Louvre's collections and museum expertise. The group is comprised of young professionals aged 21-40 who share a love for the Louvre, philanthropy and French culture. In 2012-2013, the YPC’s contribution to the AFL through membership and events totaled over $50,000

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Today, March 16 at 1:00 PM EDT, American Friends of the Louvre and the National Arts Club are pleased to invite you to a...
03/16/2021

Today, March 16 at 1:00 PM EDT, American Friends of the Louvre and the National Arts Club are pleased to invite you to a fascinating program that will cover the challenges of restoring ancient works of art, focusing on two of the Louvre’s most iconic masterpieces, the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Pallas of Velletri.

Ludovic Laugier, curator in charge of Greek sculpture in the Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities at the Louvre and Anne Liégey, conservator and sculpture restorer will also discuss a significant Greek inscription that will be presented in the upcoming exhibition 'Paris – Athens: Birth of Modern Greece 1675 – 1919' opening at the Louvre next fall.

Registration link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conservation-and-restoration-of-greek-masterpieces-at-the-louvre-registration-142273240091

Today, February 24 at 12:00 PM EST, @aflouvre is pleased to welcome Oliver Gee, author and podcaster of the famous @thee...
02/24/2021

Today, February 24 at 12:00 PM EST, @aflouvre is pleased to welcome Oliver Gee, author and podcaster of the famous @theearfultower for a discussion on the Philippe Auguste Wall, the oldest city wall of Paris. Oliver has retraced the outline of the wall and discovered what he considers to be all of the main vestiges, which sometimes crop up in the most unlikely of places. In this presentation, Oliver will not only explain more about this magnificent wall but will tell us how to find the hidden remnants.

📷 rue des Jardins Saint-Paul, Paris.

#louvrefriend #discoverparis #travelbyear

02/19/2021
Musée du Louvre

https://fb.watch/3LGLf55-15/

[English and Spanish subtitles available 💬]

🇫🇷 Saviez-vous que le Louvre conservait des chefs-d'oeuvre de la peinture anglaise ? 🖼

👣 Suivez Guillaume Faroult, conservateur en chef au département des Peintures, à la découverte des pépites de la peinture britannique exposées au musée du Louvre !
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🌍 Did you know that the Louvre exhibits masterpieces of British painting? 🖼

👣 Guillaume Faroult, curator of the Department of Paintings, take you on a little tour of the British paintings room to discover some of the treasures on display there!

Mona Lisa is alone, but still smiling!The world’s most visited museum is grappling with its longest closure since World ...
01/27/2021
Mona Lisa Is Alone, but Still Smiling

Mona Lisa is alone, but still smiling!

The world’s most visited museum is grappling with its longest closure since World War II. But without crowds, museum officials are seizing a golden opportunity to finesse a grand refurbishment for when visitors return.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/26/world/europe/louvre-coronavirus.html

With the Louvre closed because of the pandemic, museum officials are pushing ahead on a grand restoration and cleanup.

Last year marked the 500th anniversary of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino's death, known as Raphael, painter, architect, and ...
01/19/2021

Last year marked the 500th anniversary of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino's death, known as Raphael, painter, architect, and indisputable genius of the High Renaissance. 🎨

Wednesday, January 21 at 1:00 PM EST, art historian and advisor Alard von Rohr-Demmin will explore Raphael's short but beautiful life, extraordinary genius and influence on artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

This program is part of a 3-part series, presented in partnership with The National Arts Club.

Registration link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/500-years-of-raphael-registration-133995541271


📷Raphael, "Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione"; c. 1514–1515.

Tomorrow, January 13, the Louvre is offering a live concert on its Youtube channel by "Le Poème Harmonique" conducted by...
01/12/2021

Tomorrow, January 13, the Louvre is offering a live concert on its Youtube channel by "Le Poème Harmonique" conducted by Vincent Dumestre. You will experience music which evokes the "temptation of the East." This exoticism seduced the courts of Louis XIII and Louis XIV and influenced music in the 17th century.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSV6xM1GY30&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=Mus%C3%A9eduLouvre

📷Le poème harmonique © musée du Louvre /Philippe Delval

As we look back on 2020, we wanted to express our gratitude to each of you for all of your support this past year. #aflo...
12/24/2020

As we look back on 2020, we wanted to express our gratitude to each of you for all of your support this past year.

#aflouvre wishes you a very happy and healthy New Year!

📸 Jean-Michel Othoniel, "Kiosque des noctambules" 2020.

#museelouvre #palaisroyalmuseedulouvre #paris #metroparisien #Othoniel #goodbye2020

✨ Last week Patron and Young Patron members were invited to a delightful cooking class to celebrate the holidays ✨Chef S...
12/22/2020

✨ Last week Patron and Young Patron members were invited to a delightful cooking class to celebrate the holidays ✨

Chef Simon Herfray, founder of Atelier Sucré, demonstrated the art of making chocolate truffles, the treats traditionally prepared for festivities in France.

Become an American Friend of the Louvre today and join us for our next event!

https://aflouvre.org/become-a-member/

American Friends of the Louvre and the Louvre Endowment are pleased to invite you to an online lecture to discover the “...
12/07/2020

American Friends of the Louvre and the Louvre Endowment are pleased to invite you to an online lecture to discover the “Body and Soul”exhibition, devoted to Italian Renaissance sculpture from Donatello to Michelangelo.

On December 8 at 3:00 PM EST, an art historian will present the major themes of the exhibition and show you the masterpieces on view.

For more information, please contact Constance Barut at [email protected]

©️musée du Louvre / Maëlys Feunteun

#museelouvre #bodyandsoul #museumfromhome #italianrenaissance #Donatello #Michelangelo #TullioLombardo

You have until 6:00 PM PST today, December 4, to bid on our tree at the Pavilion of Holiday Trees!The Pavilion of Holida...
12/04/2020

You have until 6:00 PM PST today, December 4, to bid on our tree at the Pavilion of Holiday Trees!

The Pavilion of Holiday Trees @southcoastplaza is presenting more than 30 one-of-a-kind trees decorated by Southern California, national and international nonprofit arts
organizations. Auction proceeds will benefit the charities.

Our enchanting tree, designed by the talented @oliviaandelleinteriors includes a gift of a two-year AFL Patron membership.

https://www.southcoastplaza.com/holidaytrees/

#southcoastplaza #southcoastplazaarts #pavilionofholidaytrees #museelouvre
#christimastree #treedecorations #fundraisingevent #supportthearts #holidayspirit

Today is #GivingTuesday ! Your generosity will help restore the Grande Allée, located at the heart of the Louvre and Tui...
12/01/2020

Today is #GivingTuesday ! Your generosity will help restore the Grande Allée, located at the heart of the Louvre and Tuileries National Estate.

The Musée du Louvre is counting on the generosity of all to raise one million euros for a spring 2021 inauguration of the Grande Allée. Every donation, no matter the amount, is vital to the project’s success.

https://aflouvre.org/make-a-gift/

Thank you for your support!

#TousMecenes #museelouvre #crowdfunding #fundraisingevent #nonprofit #artlovers #Tuileries #JardindesTuileries #Tuileriesgarden #garden #frenchgarden #AndreLeNotre

Located at the heart of the Louvre and Tuileries National Estate, the Grande Allée was designed by André Le Nôtre as one...
11/27/2020

Located at the heart of the Louvre and Tuileries National Estate, the Grande Allée was designed by André Le Nôtre as one of the greatest legacies of the Tuileries Garden.

On Tuesday, December 1st, AFL will be participating in #GivingTuesday to support the ambitious renovation project of the Grande Allée, with the planting of two rows of disease resistant elm trees. The goal is to re-establish the layout of the 17th-century garden, increase comfort to visitors and boost biodiversity.

https://aflouvre.org/make-a-gift/

Thank you for your support!

#TousMecenes #museelouvre #crowdfunding #fundraisingevent #nonprofit #artlovers #Tuileries #JardindesTuileries #Tuileriesgarden #garden #frenchgarden #AndreLeNotre

Join American Friends of the Louvre for a presentation on the Tuileries Garden and the Restoration of the Grande Allée n...
11/20/2020

Join American Friends of the Louvre for a presentation on the Tuileries Garden and the Restoration of the Grande Allée next Monday, November 23 at noon EST.

Emmanuelle Héran, senior curator in charge of the garden’s heritage will be presenting the history of the Grand Allée and the scientific challenges to bringing back its original splendor.

Through its annual “Tous Mécènes” program, the Musée du Louvre is counting on the generosity of all for a spring 2021 inauguration of the Grande Allée.

The goal is to re-establish the layout of the 17th-century garden, thereby spotlighting the grand historical axis of Paris. By providing more cool shade and greenery, the project will offer increased comfort to visitors and boost biodiversity.

Register for the presentation: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qxj_k2xyQ1avCA0Q4KYoNA
Help restore the Tuileries Garden Grande Allée:
https://aflouvre.org/project/tuileries/

Bid on our tree at the Pavilion of Holiday Trees!American Friends of the Louvre is proud to be participating in a specta...
11/19/2020

Bid on our tree at the Pavilion of Holiday Trees!

American Friends of the Louvre is proud to be participating in a spectacular exhibit and auction sponsored by @southcoastplaza , the shopping and dining destination in Costa Mesa, CA. From now through December 4, the Pavilion of Holiday Trees is presenting more than 30 one-of-a-kind trees decorated by Southern California, national and international nonprofit arts organizations. We invite you to bid on the auction (link in profile), whose proceeds will benefit the charities. Our delightful tree, designed by the talented @mellysweeney on the theme of the treasures of the Louvre, includes  a gift of a two-year AFL Patron membership.

#southcoastplaza #southcoastplazaarts #pavilionofholidaytrees #louvre #louvremuseum #museedulouvre #holidaydecorating #holidaytree #christmastree #theholidaysarecoming #holidays2020 #fundraisingforacause #fundraisingevent #supportthearts #treedecorations #treedecor #holidayspirit
#🎄

Join American Friends of the Louvre and speaker David V. Griffin of Landmark Branding LLC tomorrow, November 18, at 5:30...
11/17/2020

Join American Friends of the Louvre and speaker David V. Griffin of Landmark Branding LLC tomorrow, November 18, at 5:30 EST for an illustrated talk on the development of museum architecture in the United States.

From the humble buildings of the Peabody Essex Institute to the grand colonnades of the National Gallery to the free-form shapes of the Guggenheim, the Getty and the Broad, we will explore how America’s museum architecture has evolved and shaped the nation’s relationship to art.

For more information please contact Constance Barut at [email protected]

@davidvgriffin #aflouvre #architecturelecture #museumsarchitecture #nationalgallery #peabodyessex #gettymuseum #guggenheim #thebroadmuseum #architecturelovers

Auction must close today! 3 PM Eastern, noon Pacific. Pictured is a framed work by Karl Benjamin provided by @louisstern...
11/10/2020

Auction must close today! 3 PM Eastern, noon Pacific. Pictured is a framed work by Karl Benjamin provided by @louissternfinearts - Also check out captivating art by @denise_delarue and a studio tour with the fabulous @grimanesaamoros ! https://e.givesmart.com/events/iYe/i/_Auction/#itembOfG

@museelouvre

Tickets are still available for tonight's gala:https://aflouvre.org/event/virtual-gala/Our auction will be open for less...
11/09/2020

Tickets are still available for tonight's gala:

https://aflouvre.org/event/virtual-gala/

Our auction will be open for less than 24 hours!

https://louvreaffair.givesmart.com

Here are four art related items we are offering:

First, a studio visit with @grimanesaamoros - Grimanesa Amorós Studio in Tribeca, New York City.
Grimanesa Amorós is a New York-based American interdisciplinary known for her large-scale light installations, which she has presented around the globe.

Also featured is Goya Reloaded, a sketch for "Primal Transfiguration"
By @denise_delarue . A multidisciplinary artist, her practice includes photography, video and interventions in historical places.

Void, a unique black and blue hand-blown vase by @jeremymaxwellwintrebert is offered by @galerie_carole_decombe
Galerie Carole Decombe (LA, Paris) offers a selection of fine furniture and objets d'art mainly from Scandinavia but also presents contemporary artists' works.

Last but not least is Karl Benjamin’s Stripes (Blue, Grey, Green, & Dirty Orange)
1980
Serigraph, published by Gary Lichtenstein
Donated by @louissternfinearts in Los Angeles.

Bid now before it’s too late! https://louvreaffair.givesmart.com

Tickets are still available for American Friends of the Louvre's virtual gala, LOuVrE Affair - A Long Distance Romance o...
11/09/2020

Tickets are still available for American Friends of the Louvre's virtual gala, LOuVrE Affair - A Long Distance Romance on Monday, November 9 at 6pm PST, 9pm EST. See link in profile to purchase tickets!

Darren Star, creator and producer of Emily in Paris, will be on hand to show a scene from the series featuring the "AFL auction" and Simon de Pury, who was cast in the role of auctioneer, will also be joining us.

His Excellency Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France in the U.S. and New York Consul General Jérémie Robert will be making remarks.

We invite you to bid at our enticing auction of art, luxury goods and experiences, where there is truly something for everyone! 

Additionally, ticket purchasers are invited to attend an exclusive 30-minute pre-gala Zoom cocktail party prior to the program. Please plan to join us with your favorite drink in hand to celebrate the evening and greet fellow members and friends!

#louvre #gala #emilyinparis #darrenstar @emilyinparis @museelouvre #luxury #paris #france #benefit

Curated New Auction Item! Henry Moore Sketchbook, 1980We are delighted to share this wonderful item which has just been ...
11/08/2020

Curated New Auction Item! Henry Moore Sketchbook, 1980

We are delighted to share this wonderful item which has just been added to our current auction of art, luxury goods and experiences: https://e.givesmart.com/events/iYe/

This beautiful sketchbook from 1980 has been published by Raymond Spencer Company Limited, Much Hadham, in 1985 and listed in Cramer 670.

The set includes an etching and aquatint in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil, numbered 57/75 with a facsimile sketchbook, signed in pencil and numbered 57/75 on a label on the back cover. More details are available on the auction website.

And don't forget to join us on November 9 for our virtual gala! Tickets here: https://aflouvre.org/event/virtual-gala/

#museedulouvre #louvremuseum #henrymoore #gala #artauction #alouvreaffair @henrymooreinstitute @henrymoorestudios

As seen in @emilyinparis on @netflix , beloved auctioneer @simondepury will make an appearance at our upcoming online au...
11/06/2020

As seen in @emilyinparis on @netflix , beloved auctioneer @simondepury will make an appearance at our upcoming online auction, which is now LIVE at https://e.givesmart.com/events/iYe/. Also don’t forget to purchase your tickets to our inaugural virtual gala, 'LOuVrE Affair: A Long Distance Romance', on November 9 at 9pm EST, 6pm PST. https://aflouvre.org/event/virtual-gala/

#aLOuVreAffair #AmericanFriendsoftheLouvre #AFLouvre #MuseeLouvre #auctions #EmilyInParis #simondepury

American Friends of the Louvre is pleased to invite you to its virtual gala, 'LOuVrE Affair: A Long Distance Romance', o...
10/16/2020

American Friends of the Louvre is pleased to invite you to its virtual gala, 'LOuVrE Affair: A Long Distance Romance', on November 9 at 9:00 PM EST.

Like Emily in Paris, fall in love with the Louvre! This online event, celebrating American Friends of the Louvre’s exceptional projects on behalf of the museum will feature special guests from Paris, an auction of luxury items and experiences, along with some fun surprises.

Visit https://aflouvre.org/event/virtual-gala/ to learn more and to purchase your tickets today!

#aLOuVreAffair #AmericanFriendsoftheLouvre #AFLouvre #VirtualGala #MuseeLouvre #auctions #EmilyInParis

Upcoming event on October 6, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. EDT: 'French Royal Jewels in the Louvre's Newly Restored Galerie d'Apoll...
10/02/2020

Upcoming event on October 6, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. EDT: 'French Royal Jewels in the Louvre's Newly Restored Galerie d'Apollon: A Marvelous Story of Savoir-faire.'

American Friends of the Louvre, in collaboration with the Louvre, Cartier, and the art lecture series, On the Flip Side, is pleased to invite you to a webinar conversation with Philippe Malgouyres, chief curator of Decorative Arts @museelouvre; Pierre Rainero, Image, Style and Heritage Director, @Cartier International; and Christina Eberli, founder of @on.flipside.

The discussion will focus on some of the extraordinary stories behind legendary stones, such as The Regent Diamond, the relationship with the French court and the connection between the royal courts and American clients at Cartier. The conversation will highlight specific decorative arts and glyptics which are displayed in the Galerie d'Apollon, as well as the extraordinary savoir-faire illustrated in these precious objects.

For more information please contact Constance Barut at cbaru[email protected].

#GaleriedApollon #FrenchRoyalJewels #jewels #diamonds #HopeDiamond #RegentDiamond #DecorativeArts #glyptics

The exhibition 'El Greco: Ambition and Defiance' - jointly organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, the Réunion des mu...
08/13/2020

The exhibition 'El Greco: Ambition and Defiance' - jointly organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais, and the Musée du Louvre, has been extended through September 7 at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Domenico Theotokopoulos, known as “El Greco” (1541–1614), was of Cretan origin. He began his training in the Byzantine tradition before heading to Venice, then Rome, to refine his education. Yet it was in Spain that his art flourished and became firmly established in the 1570s. The artist imported Titian’s color, Tintoretto’s boldness, and Michelangelo’s artistic force to the Iberian Peninsula. This association, original yet consistent in regard to his own development, gives El Greco a distinctive position in the history of painting. He was the last great master of the Renaissance and the first great painter of the Golden Age.

El Greco, 'The Vision of Saint John', ca. 1608–14.

#ElGreco #TheArtInstituteofChicago #artinstitutechi #MuseeduLouvre #MuseeLouvre #GrandPalais #le_grand_palais #Renaissance #GoldenAge #traditionandmodernity #color #boldness #force #mustsee

Today we celebrate our beloved museum!The musée du Louvre was created 227 years ago, on August 10, 1793. It was then cal...
08/10/2020

Today we celebrate our beloved museum!

The musée du Louvre was created 227 years ago, on August 10, 1793. It was then called the "Musée Central des Arts".

Join the Young Patrons Circle for an illustrated talk on the development of Art Deco in New York, on Thursday, July 23, ...
07/21/2020

Join the Young Patrons Circle for an illustrated talk on the development of Art Deco in New York, on Thursday, July 23, at 5:00 P.M. EDT.

Long associated with the famed 'Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes' of 1925, where the movement made its international debut, what we now know as Art Deco in America had its roots in earlier forms of architecture and in the conception of the skyscraper as developed after 1916.
The event will be presented by YPC member David V. Griffin, CEO, and Founder of Landmark Branding LLC.

We are pleased to share the zoom link upon request.

#artdeco #newyork #skyscraper #architecture #ralphwalker #arttalk #youngpatrons

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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
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