About the Exhibition

Marvel at superb art objects from France's great museum. Drawing from each collection area, this fascinating exhibition explores why some artworks are considered masterpieces, while others are runners-up. Feast your eyes and get art smart by looking at side-by-side comparisons of objects spanning 4,000 years. And find out how the Louvre used science to spot a forgery in its midst. A once-in-a-lifetime event!

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Limited tickets available for Sunday, January 10.
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Exhibition Preview

Lorenzo Lotto
Italian, ca. 1480-1556
Christ Carrying the Cross, 1526
Oil on canvas
Department of Paintings, RF 1982-50
Photo: Thierry Le Mage. © Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY

Audio Guide

Get more from your visit by renting an insightful 20-stop audio guide for The Louvre and the Masterpiece: $4; $3 MIA members.

Free downloads available here.

Listen: 01 - Antoine-Louis Barye, Lion and Serpent, 1832-1833

Download the entire Audio Guide (59.7MB .zip); Map and Playlist (328KB .pdf).



Presented By:
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Media Partners

Generous support is provided by the Huss Foundation and the W. Duncan and Nivin MacMillan Foundation, with additional support from AXA Art Insurance Corporation.

Presented in association with Louvre Atlanta, a collaboration between the High Museum of Art, atlanta and the Musée du Louvre, Paris.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanitites.