American Friends of the Louvre

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and Paris. AFL is a 501 (c) 3 organization founded ten years ago to strengthen ties between the Louvre and its American public and to formalize the longstanding generosity of American patrons. With Chairman Christopher Forbes, AFL and its members raise awareness of the Louvre’s collections and museum expertise and help make the museum’s exhibitions and permanent collection more accessible to Americans and Anglophones across the globe.

and Paris. AFL is a 501 (c) 3 organization founded ten years ago to strengthen ties between the Louvre and its American public and to formalize the longstanding generosity of American patrons. With Chairman Christopher Forbes, AFL and its members raise awareness of the Louvre’s collections and museum expertise and help make the museum’s exhibitions and permanent collection more accessible to Americans and Anglophones across the globe.

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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
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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 [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

Currently on view 'Black Suns' at Louvre Lens. This sensory, poetic exhibition offers a fresh perspective on masterpiece...
07/20/2020

Currently on view 'Black Suns' at Louvre Lens.
This sensory, poetic exhibition offers a fresh perspective on masterpieces of the History of art. It provides an engrossing exploration of this fascinating color, which has been endowed with a multitude of symbolic meanings in Western art, from antiquity to the present day.

#blacksuns #exposoleilsnoirs #louvrelens

Today, July 15, at 1:00 P.M. EST, American Friends of the Louvre is pleased to invite you to a program on Leonardo da Vi...
07/15/2020

Today, July 15, at 1:00 P.M. EST, American Friends of the Louvre is pleased to invite you to a program on Leonardo da Vinci. It will feature talks by Vincent Delieuvin, chief curator of Italian 16th-century paintings at the Louvre and Zoya Kuptsova, curator of Italian paintings from the 13th-16th centuries at the State Hermitage Museum. Helen Stoilas, Editor, Americas of The Art Newspaper will moderate the conversation.

This free program is presented in partnership with The National Arts Club, Hermitage Museum Foundation, and The Art Newspaper.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leonardo-da-vinci-at-the-hermitage-and-the-louvre-registration-112147219352

#leonardodavinci #arttalk #nationalartsclub #hermitagefoundationusa #theartnewspaper #museelouvre #hermitage_museum #arthistory #italianpainting

Discover 'We are not alone': a futuristic audio and visual experience by Soundwalk Collective. Featuring Hussain Al Jass...
07/10/2020

Discover 'We are not alone': a futuristic audio and visual experience by Soundwalk Collective. Featuring Hussain Al Jassmi, Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Zhou Dongyu, Nina Kraviz, Wim Wenders & Jean Nouvel, you will explore the Louvre Abu Dhabi and its surroundings to understand history, its impact and meaning in a post-human galaxy, while questioning free will, human nature, and destiny.

https://www.louvreabudhabi.ae/en/Whats-Online/we-are-not-alone

#LouvreAbuDhabi #universalcreativity #SoundwalkCollective #HussainAlJassmi #WillemDafoe #CharlotteGainsbourg #ZhouDongyu #NinaKraviz #WimWenders #JeanNouvel

American Friends of the Louvre is pleased to invite you to a program on Leonardo da Vinci on Wednesday, July 15 at 1:00 ...
07/08/2020

American Friends of the Louvre is pleased to invite you to a program on Leonardo da Vinci on Wednesday, July 15 at 1:00 P.M. EST. It will feature talks by Vincent Delieuvin, chief curator of Italian 16th-century paintings at the Louvre and Zoya Kuptsova, curator of Italian paintings from the 13th-16th centuries at the State Hermitage Museum. Helen Stoilas, Editor, Americas of The Art Newspaper will moderate the conversation.

This free program is presented in partnership with The National Arts Club, Hermitage Museum Foundation, and The Art Newspaper and will be hosted via Zoom.

You will receive additional details upon registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leonardo-da-vinci-at-the-hermitage-and-the-louvre-registration-112147219352

#leonardodavinci #arttalk #nationalartsclub #hermitagefoundationusa #theartnewspaper #museelouvre #hermitage_museum #arthistory #italianpainting

The Louvre will be reopening on Monday, and this brings to mind many beautiful memories. What is your first memory of th...
07/04/2020

The Louvre will be reopening on Monday, and this brings to mind many beautiful memories. What is your first memory of this iconic museum? #Louvreatfirstsight #PavillondeFlore #Louvre #Louvremuseum

From Monday, July 6, you can once again stroll through the museum's rooms and enjoy the well-rested works of art after t...
06/18/2020

From Monday, July 6, you can once again stroll through the museum's rooms and enjoy the well-rested works of art after the three and a half months of closure!

To welcome you in the best possible conditions, the museum has put in place all of the protective measures recommended by the relevant authorities. In order to limit the number of visitors, booking a time slot is required, including for AFL cardholders.

You can book your ticket now here:
https://www.ticketlouvre.fr/louvre/b2c/index.cfm/calendar/eventCode/MusWeb

Wearing a mask will be mandatory for visitors and museum staff, in accordance with health standards. The works, on the other hand, will welcome you with an open face!
You may find all of the practical information here: https://www.louvre.fr/en/covid-19-advice-visitors

05/19/2020
Musée du Louvre

Yesterday was International Museum Day! Please enjoy this post from the Louvre Museum, celebrating the Louvre's cooperation with the Cairo Egyptian Museum and five of the most important European museums displaying Egyptian Antiquities : Museo Egizio, Torino, British Museum in London, Ägyptisches Museum Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leyden.
🎬 Discover their video below!
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#IMD2020 Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities وزارة السياحة والآثار

On this International Museum Day organized by International Council of Museums - ICOM, the musée du Louvre wishes to advertise its cooperation with the Cairo Egyptian Museum in the frame of a collaboration between five of the most important European museums displaying Egyptian Antiquities : Museo Egizio, Torino, British Museum in London, Ägyptisches Museum Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leyden.

🎬 Discover our video!
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#IMD2020 Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities وزارة السياحة والآثار

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575 Fifth Avenue 18th Floor
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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
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American Friends of the Louvre (AFL) began its work in 2004 with the goals of strengthening ties between the Museum and the American public, and formalizing the longstanding generosity of American patrons. Through its support, AFL raises awareness of the Louvre’s collections and museum expertise, and helps make the Louvre’s exhibitions and permanent collection more accessible to its ever-growing public. To date, AFL has made commitments of $34 million to the Louvre, and its importance as a financial resource for the museum is increasing each year as funding from the French State declines.

Based in both New York City and Los Angeles, AFL makes it a priority to support the development of public programs in the U.S. through which American museums collaborate with the Louvre. In recent years, the Louvre organized exhibitions as well as loaned major works of art to the Getty Villa and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. The Louvre has also had partnerships with museums in smaller cities, including Atlanta, Bentonville, Indianapolis, Seattle and Tulsa. The Louvre has an active loan program with the Harvard Art Museums, the Frick Collection, the Morgan Library & Museum, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Supporting American Friends of the Louvre

There are a number of ways that donors may become involved, including supporting the organization’s membership programs, participating in fundraising events and financing specific projects, such as those highlighted above.

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