Musée du Louvre
How well do you really know the most famous museum in the world? Take a good look between the antiques and the 19th-century paintings...
Sarcophagus, sphinx and other vestiges of ancient civilisations rub shoulders with universally known works of art, such as the Mona Lisa, The Victory of Samothrace or Venus de Milo...However, even though the permanent collection engulfs the art of ancient civilisations, up through the first half of the 19th-century, the Louvre has also chosen to celebrate contemporary creation.
In the heart of the former home of the King's of France, stands the famous glass pyramids of Pei (extremely controversial in 1988). A few feet away, the artist Anselm Kiefer is installed in the northern staircase of la Cour carrée, for contemporary art also has a place inside the museum. A full program of temporary exhibitions, film projections and concerts makes the Louvre a fascinating place to be.
Thus, the Louvre is « a secular institution resolutely focused on the future ».
Discover in video the presentation of the Louvre museum below: