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 page! AFL and YPC (Young Patrons Circle) members enjoy Louvre programs & events in the U.S. 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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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

VERY IMPORTANT NEWS - read carefully about new access which has opened up for the Leonardo exhibition which is closing l...
02/09/2020

VERY IMPORTANT NEWS - read carefully about new access which has opened up for the Leonardo exhibition which is closing later this month:

✨ CLOSING EVENT: LEONARDO DA VINCI ✨
The Leonardo da Vinci exhibition will be open free of charge to all visitors for its final 3 nights!

🌙 The exhibition will remain open from 9 p.m. on Friday, February 21, through to 5:45 p.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020—its final day. A Louvre first, these three consecutive night openings will allow 30,000 more visitors to come and enjoy the exhibition!

⚠️ Booking will be required (available at www.ticketlouvre.fr as of Tuesday, February 11), but all time slots between 9 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. will be free of charge.

The exhibition will be open from 9 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. on the following nights:
➡ Friday, February 21–Saturday, February 22, 2020
➡ Saturday, February 22–Sunday, February 23, 2020
➡ Sunday, February 23–Monday, February 24, 2020

This event is the Louvre’s way of thanking the public for their interest in the exhibition. 🙏

On November 19, 2019The @museelouvre held its annual Grand Dîner — a very special dinner at the heart of the museum’s co...
12/12/2019

On November 19, 2019
The @museelouvre held its annual Grand Dîner — a very special dinner at the heart of the museum’s collections. This spectacular dinner took place under the iconic Pyramid of the Louvre in the Hall Napoléon in honor of the 30th anniversary of the inauguration of this masterpiece by I. M. Pei.
This unforgettable evening offered guests a contemplative experience in the groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to Italian master, Leonardo da Vinci. Pictured: Didi Pei, son of the late great #impei @ Musée du Louvre; photos by Eric Mercier

Today is Giving Tuesday! 👐In the past month, more than 2500 donors participated in the Louvre’s “Tous Mécènes” campaign ...
12/03/2019

Today is Giving Tuesday! 👐
In the past month, more than 2500 donors participated in the Louvre’s “Tous Mécènes” campaign to purchase the Kitharoidos Apollo for the Louvre's collections. Thank you all for your generosity! 🙏
⏪ Launched in 2010 for the acquisition of The Three Graces by Lucas Cranach, the Tous Mécènes campaigns have since become one of the museum's major events. Every year, several thousand people contribute to the restoration or acquisition of major works such as the Winged Victory of Samothrace in 2013 or the King François I’s Book of Hours in 2017.
🚀 This year, join the Apollo Mission, help the Louvre acquire the Apollo Kitharoidos! You can donate online at https://aflouvre.org/projects/. #tousmécènes #museedulouvre #louvremuseum #apollo @ Musée du Louvre

NEW ACQUISITIONS !
11/21/2019

NEW ACQUISITIONS !

NEW ACQUISITIONS ✨

Two important works have just been acquired by two departments of the Louvre Museum!

🔎 A Gothic statue from the early 14th century (Sculptures) and a cube-statue in the name of the Grand Chief of Medicine of Upper and Lower Egypt (Egyptian Antiquities) come to enrich the museum's collections.

📸 Click on the pictures for more details

Recommended!: Nova’s “Decoding da Vinci”:
11/15/2019
Decoding da Vinci

Recommended!: Nova’s “Decoding da Vinci”:

Discover the science behind Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces—and Mona Lisa's iconic smile

11/15/2019
www.ticketlouvre.fr

We recommend that you plan ahead, in fact very far ahead, if you would like to try to see the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Louvre. While many slots were sold out, there are still some tickets available in January and February, so please go to www.ticketlouvre.fr to see what is still remaining. Note: in the upper right hand corner you can choose English as a language.

American Friends of the Louvre
11/10/2019

American Friends of the Louvre

Beautiful review in the New York Times of the Louvre’s new blockbuster Leonardo exhibition. Tickets are hard to come by ...
11/07/2019
Leonardo da Vinci, Maestro of Change, Shines at the Louvre

Beautiful review in the New York Times of the Louvre’s new blockbuster Leonardo exhibition. Tickets are hard to come by so we recommend that you go to www.ticketlouvre.Fr and reserve far in advance. Check back daily as availability changes frequently.

The marvelous survey of 160 works, including paintings, drawings and notebooks, shows the great artist’s hand and mind in constant action.

Leo opens today!!
10/24/2019

Leo opens today!!

🇫🇷 L'exposition Léonard de Vinci ouvre ses portes aujourd'hui !

📆 Jusqu'au 24 février 2020
⚠ Réservation obligatoire
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🌎 The Leonardo da Vinci's exhibition opens today!

📆 Until February 24, 2020
⚠ Compulsory booking

Thanks to all who took part in our recent Young Patrons Circle event at @sothebys. It started with a wine tasting and pr...
10/15/2019

Thanks to all who took part in our recent Young Patrons Circle event at @sothebys. It started with a wine tasting and presentation and then delved into a hands on presentation on how to examine and value Old Master paintings for auction. One of these photos depicts what to look for under black light such as dirt or dark spots which indicate the need for conservation. Many thanks, also, to wine presenter Yassmin Mohamedi and Old Masters specialist David Pollack (both pictured) for their participation. As an added bonus, guests received a fabulous take home skin care kit from @sisleyparisusa !

The Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death opens on October 24 at the Louvre!
10/11/2019

The Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death opens on October 24 at the Louvre!

07/28/2019
Musée du Louvre

🌎 The Louvre is very proud to welcome Le Tour de France for its final stage on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid! 🔺

🚴‍♂ For the first time in the history of the Tour de France, the cyclists will cross tonight the Cour Carrée before riding past Ieoh Ming Pei’s Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon. The Louvre wishes them good luck for this 21st and final stage!

🇫🇷 Le musée du Louvre est très fier d’accueillir Le Tour de France pour sa dernière étape à l’occasion des 30 ans de la Pyramide ! 🔺

🚴‍♂ Pour la première fois dans l'histoire du Tour, les cyclistes fouleront ce soir les pavés de la Cour Carrée avant de longer la Pyramide de Ieoh Ming Pei dans la Cour Napoléon. Le musée du Louvre leur souhaite bonne chance pour cette 21ème et dernière étape !
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🌎 The Louvre is very proud to welcome Le Tour de France for its final stage on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid! 🔺

🚴‍♂ For the first time in the history of the Tour de France, the cyclists will cross tonight the Cour Carrée before riding past Ieoh Ming Pei’s Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon. The Louvre wishes them good luck for this 21st and final stage!
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🎥 © Musée du Louvre / Air Style

07/24/2019
Ministère de la Culture

Happy 60th birthday to the French Ministry of Culture!

🎂 Demain, le Ministère de la Culture fêtera ses 60 ans !
Depuis 60 ans, il protège et valorise le #patrimoine, stimule la #création, favorise la diversité culturelle et facilite l’accès de tous à l’art et à la culture. Retrouvez l’édito de Franck Riester les grandes réalisations du ministère et le dossier de programmation 👉 http://www.culture.gouv.fr/60-ans
#Culture60 Ina.fr Gouvernement

Brilliant and heartwarming summer news! Hey, did you know that the Louvre also oversees the Tuileries garden?
07/18/2019

Brilliant and heartwarming summer news! Hey, did you know that the Louvre also oversees the Tuileries garden?

Today, it’s honey harvesting in the Tuileries Garden! 🍯

🐝 According to a sustainable development approach, the museum welcomes 300,000 bees in its area. Installed in 6 hives located on the banks of the Seine, the bees can evolve freely, under the sun, sheltered from the wind, and near a flower meadow specially designed for them. The hives are maintained by a beekeeper, who also collect the honey.

🌱 This project is jointly led by the Louvre and NUXE for the preservation of bees.

Important information about the temporary relocation of the Mona Lisa…
07/17/2019

Important information about the temporary relocation of the Mona Lisa…

The Mona Lisa is moving to another room!

📍 The masterpiece by Leonardo Da Vinci is now on display in the Galerie Médicis (room 801), on level 2 of the Richelieu wing.

The Mona Lisa is temporarily relocated and will return to the Salle des États (room 711) in mid-October 2019, once the renovation work in the room is completed.

➡ An adapted itinerary has been set up to allow you to discover the museum's masterpieces during this period. Find it here: http://bit.ly/MasterpiecesTrail
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📸 © Musée du Louvre (2019) / Maëlys Feunteun

Cinema Paradiso Louvre is a free Parisian summer festival centered around cinema, entertainment and street food, as part...
07/10/2019

Cinema Paradiso Louvre is a free Parisian summer festival centered around cinema, entertainment and street food, as part of the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid.
Events will take place each night between July 19-26 in the Cour Carrée du Louvre at sunset in a lively summer atmosphere. #cinemaparadisolouvre

Cinema Paradiso Louvre is a free Parisian summer festival centered around cinema, entertainment and street food, as part...
07/10/2019
CINEMA PARADISO LOUVRE

Cinema Paradiso Louvre is a free Parisian summer festival centered around cinema, entertainment and street food, as part of the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid.

Events will take place each night between July 19-26 in the Cour Carrée du Louvre at sunset in a lively summer atmosphere. Check out the schedule!:

Cinema Paradiso Louvre est le festival gratuit et incontournable de l’été parisien centré autour du cinéma, du divertissement et de la street food, dans le cadre des 30 ans de la Pyramide. La programmation éclectique s’épanouira chaque soir dans la Cour Carrée du Louvre au coucher du sole...

07/02/2019
Grand Palais - RMN (Officiel)

Exciting news about a Louvre-organized El Greco show this fall in Paris! It will travel to Chicago next year…

Cet automne, venez vibrer au Grand Palais avec le maître de la Renaissance, Greco, et évadez-vous avec le génie de Toulouse-Lautrec ! La billetterie est ouverte 🎉 http://bit.ly/Billetterie_Automne2019

L’exposition Greco est co-organisée avec le Musée du Louvre

American Friends of the Louvre enjoying exclusive Tuesday gallery visits yesterday.  @ Musée du Louvre
06/26/2019

American Friends of the Louvre enjoying exclusive Tuesday gallery visits yesterday. @ Musée du Louvre

Kids #livingthedream at the @museelouvre today!
06/24/2019

Kids #livingthedream at the @museelouvre today!

American Friends of the Louvre are in Paris now meeting and celebrating with our colleagues and members. Here are severa...
06/24/2019

American Friends of the Louvre are in Paris now meeting and celebrating with our colleagues and members. Here are several pictures from today. The sunset pyramid picture is by Michael Attebury.

Important news on reserving tickets to LEONARDO! :
06/18/2019

Important news on reserving tickets to LEONARDO! :

📣 Book your tickets for the "Leonardo da Vinci" exhibition tomorrow!

From October 24, 2019, to February 24, 2020, this unprecedented retrospective of Leonardo da Vinci's painting career will illustrate how he placed utmost importance on painting. This exhibition completes the 500th anniversary’s commemoration year of the Renaissance genius’s death.

⚠️ Visitors will be required to make a reservation for a specific time slot. This shall apply to all visitors, including those entitled to free admission.

The White Crow, a current film about the life of Rudolf Nureyev features the dancer visiting the @museelouvre in 1961. A...
05/21/2019

The White Crow, a current film about the life of Rudolf Nureyev features the dancer visiting the @museelouvre in 1961. According to the @nytimes “The Raft of the Medusa is a large, foreboding painting filled with drama and writhing male bodies. Painted by Théodore Géricault in the early part of the 19th century, it shows a tangle of men crowded on a raft after an accident. Some appear dead, while others signal toward some unseen sight, perhaps salvation, their ropy muscles tense with effort but also with beauty. In “The White Crow,” the young Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev visits this painting at the Louvre. What does he see — death, life, hope, divinity?” #thewhitecrowmovie #rudolfnureyev @ Paris, France

Happy Mother’s Day from American Friends of the Louvre and @museelouvre! This is Madame Vigee Lebrun and Her Daughter, J...
05/12/2019

Happy Mother’s Day from American Friends of the Louvre and @museelouvre! This is Madame Vigee Lebrun and Her Daughter, Jeanne Lucie Louise, a painting by Elisabeth Louise Vigee LeBrun #mothersday #louvre #paris

Important info:
04/28/2019

Important info:

📣 The exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci" will take place from October 24, 2019 to February 24, 2020 at the Louvre!

➡ To ensure optimal visiting conditions for this much-awaited event, visitors will be required to make a reservation for a specific time slot. The reservation service will be open as of June 18, 2019 at www.ticketlouvre.fr.

Stay tunned! 😉

⚠ This shall apply to all visitors, including those entitled to free admission.

@museelouvre curator Ludovic Laugier enthralls guests at an @aflouvre private event last night in the Los Angeles area. ...
04/24/2019

@museelouvre curator Ludovic Laugier enthralls guests at an @aflouvre private event last night in the Los Angeles area. Members enjoy events like this featuring fine wine, food, art, and conversation. Monsieur Laugier spoke of the restoration of the Winged Victory of Samothrace #wingedvictory #louvre

April 15th  was a sad day for France.  Notre Dame Cathedral, symbol of the beauty and history of Paris, was scarred by a...
04/23/2019
Projects | American Friends of the Louvre

April 15th was a sad day for France. Notre Dame Cathedral, symbol of the beauty and history of Paris, was scarred by a devastating fire This tragedy comes as a major blow to the people of France. American Friends of the Louvre expresses our deepest sympathy to them at this time of shock and loss.
Many of you have reached out to us about how you can personally help. As you know, a massive fundraising effort is underway for the rebuilding of the cathedral. For those who would like to help immediately, we encourage you to support this effort by making a contribution to the Friends of the Fondation de France. The Fondation de France is among the 4 foundations that have been designated by the French Government to channel the effort to rebuild Notre Dame. It has an established charitable organization in the United States, allowing tax deductible contributions from U.S. taxpayers. Read more on how you can help by clicking below:

American Friends of the Louvre, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt corporation, was founded in December 2002 to strengthen ties between the Louvre and its American public.

Breaking news...
04/19/2019

Breaking news...

L'évacuation des œuvres présentes dans la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris s’est déroulée sur plusieurs jours, du mardi 16 avril au vendredi 19 avril.

Le Trésor et les deux plus importants tableaux de la série des « Mays » (Le Nain et Lubin Baugin) ont été transférés au musée. Les autres « Mays », transportés dans une réserve extérieure, ne présentent pas de dégâts apparents.

Merci à l’engagement, à la solidarité et au professionnalisme de toutes les équipes qui ont rendu possible cette mise à l’abri : les sociétés Groupe Bovis et Chenue, en coordination avec les Monuments Historiques, le C2RMF, le Service des Musées de France et le musée du Louvre.

👉 Plus d'informations : http://u.afp.com/JxZy

Our heart goes out to Notre Dame during this terrible time. Soon we will post information on how to give funds towards r...
04/18/2019
Precious works rescued from Notre Dame to be transferred to the Louvre

Our heart goes out to Notre Dame during this terrible time. Soon we will post information on how to give funds towards rebuilding. Here is an article about the Louvre’s initial involvement In safeguarding valuables:

Crown of Thorns and St Louis tunic are among the artefacts to have been saved, while paintings inside the cathedral will be removed and restored

The spectacular @jr installation at @museelouvre was ephemeral but very impressive nonetheless! #louvre #louvrepyramid #...
04/02/2019

The spectacular @jr installation at @museelouvre was ephemeral but very impressive nonetheless! #louvre #louvrepyramid #louvremuseum #jr

If you haven’t seen @ateternitysgatefilm yet,  when you do, look out for Vincent visiting the @museelouvre. According to...
03/24/2019

If you haven’t seen @ateternitysgatefilm yet, when you do, look out for Vincent visiting the @museelouvre. According to the website Van Gogh Route: “Every time Vincent was in Paris – whether for days or years – he went to the Louvre to look at the masterpieces. In 1875–76, living in the city and working for the art dealers Goupil & Cie, he often went to the Louvre or the Musée du Luxembourg on Sundays with his friend Harry Gladwell.

The Louvre’s importance to Vincent is demonstrated by the fact that when he moved back to Paris ten years later, he went straight there. On his arrival on 28 February 1886, he wrote to his brother Theo:

“Don’t be cross with me that I’ve come all of a sudden. [...] Will be at the Louvre from midday, or earlier if you like. A reply, please, to let me know when you could come to the Salle Carrée.”

#louvre #vangogh #ateternitysgate

Join us on April 10th for our Gala at @sothebys celebrating 30 years of the #louvrepyramid - see link in profile! #louvr...
03/13/2019

Join us on April 10th for our Gala at @sothebys celebrating 30 years of the #louvrepyramid - see link in profile! #louvre @museelouvre #impei

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