Louvre Abu Dhabi Unveils Three New Exhibits For The Season


Louvre Abu Dhabi, one of Abu Dhabi's top attractions, has unveiled its lineup of exhibitions for 2024-2025, highlighting a range of themes and collaborations that underscore the museum's dedication to global cultures and artistic interchange. The season will include educational workshops, interactive installations, and exciting events alongside the exhibitions, promising visitors a season brimming with creativity and cultural exploration.

The three upcoming exhibitions at Louvre Abu Dhabi are:

Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2024 and the Richard Mille Art Prize - 20 September - 15 December 2024 

Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here, in collaboration with luxury Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille, returns for its fourth edition curated by Simon Njami, an esteemed curator known for promoting African contemporary artists globally. This year’s theme, 'Awakenings', expands to North Africa and the GCC, reflecting the museum's commitment to diverse artistic expression. Shortlisted artists from the region will create monumental artworks for display at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. A jury will select one winner to receive the prestigious Richard Mille Art Prize in December 2024.

Post-Impressionism: Beyond Appearances - 16 October - 9 February 2025

In collaboration with Musée d’Orsay, Louvre Abu Dhabi presents the Post-Impressionism: Beyond Appearances exhibition, following the success of its Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity showcase. This exhibition explores the transformative period of Post-Impressionism from 1886 to 1905, marked by artistic innovation and the rise of the 'fauves'. Curated by Jean-Rémi Touzet and Jérôme Farigoule, with support from Aisha Alahmadi, the exhibition features Vincent Van Gogh's renowned masterpiece, Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, capturing the essence of Post-Impressionism.

Additionally, it highlights works by Egyptian artist Georges Hanna Sabbagh, including The Artist and his family at La Clarté (1920) and The Sabbaghs in Paris (1921), showcasing the artistic contributions from the Arab world.

Kings and Queens of Africa: Forms and Figures of Power 29 January to 25 May 2025 

In collaboration with Musée du Quai Branly, Louvre Abu Dhabi presents Kings and Queens of Africa: Forms and Figures of Power, a captivating exhibition celebrating the rich history and cultural heritage of African royalty. Curated by Hélène Joubert, the exhibition features around 300 carefully selected objects from various regions of Africa, offering an intriguing exploration of the culture and beliefs intertwined with the lives of African kings and queens. Through this exhibition, visitors will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of African royalty.

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