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American Friends of the Louvre American Friends of the Louvre raises funds to support the Louvre museum in Paris, France. The YPC was launched in 2006 to engage young professionals and art lovers passionate about supporting one of the world’s greatest museums.
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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 is American artist Edward Hopper’s birthday!Did you know that Hopper lived in Paris in 1906? In a strange instance...
07/22/2021

Today is American artist Edward Hopper’s birthday!

Did you know that Hopper lived in Paris in 1906? In a strange instance of life imitating art, Hopper’s paintings are often solitary and lonely in mood, prescient of the empty urban landscapes of this last year. The work pictured is titled “Les Lavoirs ... Pont Royal” (1907) and depicts one of the bridges, which crosses the Seine from the left bank to the Louvre. The work, which seems to hint that Hopper would have spent time at the Louvre while in Paris (though we have no record to prove it) was included in an exhibition at the Phillips Collection last year.

📸 “Les Lavoirs ... Pont Royal” (1907) by Edward Hopper. Oil on canvas. (Whitney Museum of American Art/Josephine N. Hopper bequest)

#AFLouvre #PontRoyal #Hopper #EdwardHopper #Whitney #Phillips #PhillipsCollection

Today is American artist Edward Hopper’s birthday!

Did you know that Hopper lived in Paris in 1906? In a strange instance of life imitating art, Hopper’s paintings are often solitary and lonely in mood, prescient of the empty urban landscapes of this last year. The work pictured is titled “Les Lavoirs ... Pont Royal” (1907) and depicts one of the bridges, which crosses the Seine from the left bank to the Louvre. The work, which seems to hint that Hopper would have spent time at the Louvre while in Paris (though we have no record to prove it) was included in an exhibition at the Phillips Collection last year.

📸 “Les Lavoirs ... Pont Royal” (1907) by Edward Hopper. Oil on canvas. (Whitney Museum of American Art/Josephine N. Hopper bequest)

#AFLouvre #PontRoyal #Hopper #EdwardHopper #Whitney #Phillips #PhillipsCollection

Are you familiar with the origins of “Marianne,” the icon, which personifies the French Republic? Today Marianne has bec...
07/14/2021

Are you familiar with the origins of “Marianne,” the icon, which personifies the French Republic? Today Marianne has become synonymous with France, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, but she is a distinctly modern figure, introduced during the revolution to contrast with the old guard, which was dominated by masculine depictions of French monarchs.

Here pictured in Eugene Delacroix’s “La Liberté guidant le peuple” (1830), Marianne made her first appearance in the French spotlight on a medal in July 1789, which celebrated the storming of the Bastille. In September 1792, the National Convention decided by decree that the new seal of the state would represent a standing woman holding a spear with a Phrygian cap held aloft on top of it. Less is known about the origin of Marianne’s name, which bears a curious resemblance to that of deposed queen Marie Antoinette. Perhaps a line could be drawn between Marianne and the cult of reason, a movement birthed during the revolution that banned Christianity and converted places of worship such as Notre Dame into a Temple to the Goddess Reason.

📸 © 2013 RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado

#BastilleDay #Delacroix

Are you familiar with the origins of “Marianne,” the icon, which personifies the French Republic? Today Marianne has become synonymous with France, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, but she is a distinctly modern figure, introduced during the revolution to contrast with the old guard, which was dominated by masculine depictions of French monarchs.

Here pictured in Eugene Delacroix’s “La Liberté guidant le peuple” (1830), Marianne made her first appearance in the French spotlight on a medal in July 1789, which celebrated the storming of the Bastille. In September 1792, the National Convention decided by decree that the new seal of the state would represent a standing woman holding a spear with a Phrygian cap held aloft on top of it. Less is known about the origin of Marianne’s name, which bears a curious resemblance to that of deposed queen Marie Antoinette. Perhaps a line could be drawn between Marianne and the cult of reason, a movement birthed during the revolution that banned Christianity and converted places of worship such as Notre Dame into a Temple to the Goddess Reason.

📸 © 2013 RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado

#BastilleDay #Delacroix

Please join the Getty and American Friends of the Louvre on JULY 13 for a special lecture by Ariane Thomas, curator and ...
07/08/2021

Please join the Getty and American Friends of the Louvre on JULY 13 for a special lecture by Ariane Thomas, curator and director of Ancient Near Eastern Antiquities at the Musée du Louvre. The lecture coincides with the exhibition “Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins”, currently at the Getty Villa with many important loans from the Louvre. Thomas will discuss these artifacts through the lens of ancient Mesopotamia: the birthplace of writing, recorded history, the world's first cities and more.

YOU MAY RSVP AT THE LINK BELOW:

https://aflouvre.org/event/from-uruk-to-l-a-ancient-mesopotamia-at-the-getty-villa/

(Pictured is a Wall-Painting Fragment with a Man’s Head, Neo-Assyrian period, 850-650 BC, painted clay. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. Photo: Mathieu Rabeau)

Please join the Getty and American Friends of the Louvre on JULY 13 for a special lecture by Ariane Thomas, curator and director of Ancient Near Eastern Antiquities at the Musée du Louvre. The lecture coincides with the exhibition “Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins”, currently at the Getty Villa with many important loans from the Louvre. Thomas will discuss these artifacts through the lens of ancient Mesopotamia: the birthplace of writing, recorded history, the world's first cities and more.

YOU MAY RSVP AT THE LINK BELOW:

https://aflouvre.org/event/from-uruk-to-l-a-ancient-mesopotamia-at-the-getty-villa/

(Pictured is a Wall-Painting Fragment with a Man’s Head, Neo-Assyrian period, 850-650 BC, painted clay. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. Photo: Mathieu Rabeau)

Did you know that the Musée du Louvre holds a collection of coins from the Comitia Americana? The Comitia Americana was ...
07/06/2021

Did you know that the Musée du Louvre holds a collection of coins from the Comitia Americana? The Comitia Americana was a suite of medallions commissioned by Congress to celebrate American victories of the Revolutionary war. The coin pictured, minted in Paris and presented to George Washington in 1790, commemorates Washington’s Siege of Boston, which successfully caused the British to flee the city.

The recto (pictured) side reads GIORGIO WASHINGTON SVPREMO DVCI EXERCITVM ADSERTORI LIBERTITAS (George Washington, supreme commander of armies, defender of liberty), while the verso depicts Washington on horseback, giving orders to his aides-de-camp, and reads: HOSTIBUS PRIMO FUGATIS (For the first time the enemies are put to flight) and BOSTONIUM RECUPERATUM / XVII MARTII / MDCCLXXVI (Boston recaptured the 17th March 1776).

📸 © 2020 Musée du Louvre / Objets d'art du Moyen Age, de la Renaissance et des temps modernes

Did you know that the Musée du Louvre holds a collection of coins from the Comitia Americana? The Comitia Americana was a suite of medallions commissioned by Congress to celebrate American victories of the Revolutionary war. The coin pictured, minted in Paris and presented to George Washington in 1790, commemorates Washington’s Siege of Boston, which successfully caused the British to flee the city.

The recto (pictured) side reads GIORGIO WASHINGTON SVPREMO DVCI EXERCITVM ADSERTORI LIBERTITAS (George Washington, supreme commander of armies, defender of liberty), while the verso depicts Washington on horseback, giving orders to his aides-de-camp, and reads: HOSTIBUS PRIMO FUGATIS (For the first time the enemies are put to flight) and BOSTONIUM RECUPERATUM / XVII MARTII / MDCCLXXVI (Boston recaptured the 17th March 1776).

📸 © 2020 Musée du Louvre / Objets d'art du Moyen Age, de la Renaissance et des temps modernes

Read about the natural elements that drive Jean Nouvel , architect of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Shivani Vora's interview i...
06/28/2021

Read about the natural elements that drive Jean Nouvel , architect of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in Shivani Vora's interview in The New York Times⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Is the selfie a contemporary interpretation of the self-portrait? The verdict is still out. The Louvre is home to artist...
06/21/2021

Is the selfie a contemporary interpretation of the self-portrait? The verdict is still out. The Louvre is home to artist self-portraits from Rembrandt to Vigée Le Brun and more. Today the Musée du Louvre has also become one of the most popular sites in the world to "selfie" at. Do you know which sculpture Beyoncé is posing with here? Share your Louvre selfies and tag us!

📸 © Beyonce

Is the selfie a contemporary interpretation of the self-portrait? The verdict is still out. The Louvre is home to artist self-portraits from Rembrandt to Vigée Le Brun and more. Today the Musée du Louvre has also become one of the most popular sites in the world to "selfie" at. Do you know which sculpture Beyoncé is posing with here? Share your Louvre selfies and tag us!

📸 © Beyonce

Do you have a favorite smiling subject in the collections of the Musée du Louvre ? From Antiquity to the Mona Lisa, From...
06/16/2021

Do you have a favorite smiling subject in the collections of the Musée du Louvre ? From Antiquity to the Mona Lisa, From Goya to Gauguin, the smiles in the Louvre’s collection reflect endless interpretations of the most universal of facial expression.

Here are just a few for you to enjoy in honor of yesterday's #NationalSmilePowerDay

Photo credit: Smiling figures from Antiquity © Musée du Louvre / Antiquités orientales . Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci © 2017 RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Stéphane Maréchalle . Le Sourire by Paul Gaugin © RMN

Join American Friends of the Louvre and The National Arts Club JUNE 15 for a conversation between Guillaume Kientz, dire...
06/10/2021

Join American Friends of the Louvre and The National Arts Club JUNE 15 for a conversation between Guillaume Kientz, director of the The Hispanic Society Museum & Library in New York and Lionel Sauvage, philanthropist and 18th Century French art collector. Together, they will discuss the reimagining of museums from the Louvre to the Hispanic Society - home of paintings by #Velázquez, #Goya, #ElGreco and #JoaquínSorolla, as well as well as collaborations between the two institutions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To RSVP: https://aflouvre.org/event/re-visiting-museums-from-the-louvre-to-the-hsml/

Join American Friends of the Louvre and The National Arts Club JUNE 15 for a conversation between Guillaume Kientz, director of the The Hispanic Society Museum & Library in New York and Lionel Sauvage, philanthropist and 18th Century French art collector. Together, they will discuss the reimagining of museums from the Louvre to the Hispanic Society - home of paintings by #Velázquez, #Goya, #ElGreco and #JoaquínSorolla, as well as well as collaborations between the two institutions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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To RSVP: https://aflouvre.org/event/re-visiting-museums-from-the-louvre-to-the-hsml/

Join American Friends of the Louvre and Entrée to Black Paris on June 10 (9 am PST/12 pm EDT) for "Black images in Europ...
06/07/2021

Join American Friends of the Louvre and Entrée to Black Paris on June 10 (9 am PST/12 pm EDT) for "Black images in European art at the Louvre", a lecture by Françoise Treuttel-Garcias. Françoise will examine the black figure as it is represented in the collections of the Louvre and explore the following themes: saintliness, exoticism, sensuousness, and Black life in the 17th and 18th centuries.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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https://aflouvre.org/event/black-images-in-the-collections-of-the-louvre/

Join American Friends of the Louvre and Entrée to Black Paris on June 10 (9 am PST/12 pm EDT) for "Black images in European art at the Louvre", a lecture by Françoise Treuttel-Garcias. Françoise will examine the black figure as it is represented in the collections of the Louvre and explore the following themes: saintliness, exoticism, sensuousness, and Black life in the 17th and 18th centuries.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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https://aflouvre.org/event/black-images-in-the-collections-of-the-louvre/

Today commemorates 77 years since the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandie and put an end to the greatest war known t...
06/06/2021

Today commemorates 77 years since the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandie and put an end to the greatest war known to man. From 25 to 27 August 1939, then Louvre Director Jacques Jaujard had 200 employees pack up 4000 of the Louvre’s most precious art works and clandestinely transport them to chateaux for safekeeping. An important project of the Louvre is the Musées Nationaux Récupération, a collection of 2,143 objects, which were stolen from Jewish families during the war. The Musée du Louvre is committed to carrying out research to find their rightful owners or beneficiaries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Today commemorates 77 years since the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandie and put an end to the greatest war known to man. From 25 to 27 August 1939, then Louvre Director Jacques Jaujard had 200 employees pack up 4000 of the Louvre’s most precious art works and clandestinely transport them to chateaux for safekeeping. An important project of the Louvre is the Musées Nationaux Récupération, a collection of 2,143 objects, which were stolen from Jewish families during the war. The Musée du Louvre is committed to carrying out research to find their rightful owners or beneficiaries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Laurence des Cars has been appointed the first female president-director of the Musée du Louvre. Des Cars joins the Louv...
06/03/2021

Laurence des Cars has been appointed the first female president-director of the Musée du Louvre. Des Cars joins the Louvre from the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie, where she has served as director since 2014. From 2007 to 2014, des Cars was scientific director of the Agence France-Muséums, where she helped orchestrate the founding of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. She will assume her new post on September 1st and aims to democratize access to the museum, with an emphasis on a younger public.

The news is making the rounds in Vogue, The New York Times, The Art Newspaper, artnet and the like! Read all about des Cars’ fascinating origins and her vision for the museum’s future!

📸 MATTHIAS BALK/PICTURE-ALLIANCE/DPA/AP IMAGES

Laurence des Cars has been appointed the first female president-director of the Musée du Louvre. Des Cars joins the Louvre from the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie, where she has served as director since 2014. From 2007 to 2014, des Cars was scientific director of the Agence France-Muséums, where she helped orchestrate the founding of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. She will assume her new post on September 1st and aims to democratize access to the museum, with an emphasis on a younger public.

The news is making the rounds in Vogue, The New York Times, The Art Newspaper, artnet and the like! Read all about des Cars’ fascinating origins and her vision for the museum’s future!

📸 MATTHIAS BALK/PICTURE-ALLIANCE/DPA/AP IMAGES

Tune in May 18 for a special insider's tour by Louvre friend David V. Griffin of artist’s studios in France, featuring a...
05/13/2021

Tune in May 18 for a special insider's tour by Louvre friend David V. Griffin of artist’s studios in France, featuring among others: Atelier Calder Musée Bonnard Maison Jean Cocteau La Propriété Caillebotte Maison-atelier Foujita Musée Atelier Rosa Bonheur Fondation Claude Monet à Giverny and Château du Clos Lucé⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tune in May 18 for a special insider's tour by Louvre friend David V. Griffin of artist’s studios in France, featuring among others: Atelier Calder Musée Bonnard Maison Jean Cocteau La Propriété Caillebotte Maison-atelier Foujita Musée Atelier Rosa Bonheur Fondation Claude Monet à Giverny and Château du Clos Lucé⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Visit https://aflouvre.org/event/artists-studios-in-france/ OR email [email protected] for details.

Did you know that if someone gives you a lily of the valley on the 1st of May, it is a token of good luck? ✨In France, t...
05/01/2021

Did you know that if someone gives you a lily of the valley on the 1st of May, it is a token of good luck? ✨

In France, the 1st of May is also known as La Fête du Travail or Labor Day. The holiday carries a charming tradition of gifting a sprig of lily of the valley to loved ones. While the lily of the valley became associated with workers’ rights in the 20th century, the tradition is said to have originated in the court of King Charles IX. On May 1, 1561, the King received a bouquet as a token of good luck. He liked the idea so much that he decided to offer the flower to every lady in his court each year. Today, the holiday is widely celebrated, and the tradition lives on, both as a symbol of appreciation and good fortune but also in support of charities and labor organizations.

📷 Pierre Mignard, « Mademoiselle de Blois », 1650 © 2006 RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot

Did you know that if someone gives you a lily of the valley on the 1st of May, it is a token of good luck? ✨

In France, the 1st of May is also known as La Fête du Travail or Labor Day. The holiday carries a charming tradition of gifting a sprig of lily of the valley to loved ones. While the lily of the valley became associated with workers’ rights in the 20th century, the tradition is said to have originated in the court of King Charles IX. On May 1, 1561, the King received a bouquet as a token of good luck. He liked the idea so much that he decided to offer the flower to every lady in his court each year. Today, the holiday is widely celebrated, and the tradition lives on, both as a symbol of appreciation and good fortune but also in support of charities and labor organizations.

📷 Pierre Mignard, « Mademoiselle de Blois », 1650 © 2006 RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot

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