Tag: Louvre Museum

It’s Time to Take Down the Mona Lisa

PARIS — Even in a city saturated with excellent fall exhibitions, from the Grand Palais’s retrospective of El Greco to the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s showcase of Charlotte Perriand, the show of the season here is the decade-in-the-works “Leonardo da Vinci,” at the Musée du Louvre. Mandatory timed tickets are sold out through November for this […]

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Leonardo da Vinci, Maestro of Change, Shines at the Louvre

PARIS — To judge by the marketing hullabaloo, the Leonardo da Vinci retrospective that opens here Thursday at the Louvre should be the visual equivalent of a 21-gun salute and a trumpet-and-trombone choir. Blockbuster’s plastered all over it, and rightly so. Timed-ticket sales for its one-stop run are moving right along. But the marvelous show […]

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Meeting the ‘Mona Lisa’ for an Intimate (Virtual) Rendezvous

PARIS — Mona Lisa’s lingering smile remains the same, but she is getting a first-of-its-kind virtual makeover from the Louvre Museum, which has struggled this year with the popularity of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece and the throngs of selfie-snapping tourists. With a blockbuster Leonardo exhibition fast approaching, the Louvre and its production partners are fine-tuning […]

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Cable Cars Over Jerusalem? Some See ‘Disneyfication’ of Holy City

JERUSALEM — At a glance, Jerusalem’s Holy Basin still looks pretty much as it must have looked centuries ago. The Old City’s yellow walls still read in silhouette against an ancient landscape of parched hills and valleys. The skyline is still dominated by the city’s great Muslim and Christian shrines: the gold, glistening Dome of […]

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28 Art Shows Worth Traveling For

Planning by destination PARIS The world’s most popular museum is officially too popular: The Musée du Louvre, facing unprecedented summer crowds on several days in August, had to close its doors to thousands of Mona Lisa lovers. Yet if you think the lines are long now at the old Parisian palace, already on course to […]

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Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls

The Louvre in Paris has removed the name of the Sackler family from its walls, becoming the first major museum to erase its public association with the philanthropist family linked with the opioid crisis in the United States. The Louvre’s collection of Persian and Levantine artifacts is housed in a wing which has been known […]

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5 Little Museums of Paris, for Little Travelers

Even the best behaved child may not be able to patiently wait in the long lines of the Louvre. Luckily, Paris and its surrounding region also have some 200 other museums, many of which cater happily to young travelers and their families. At this selection of five museums, children and adults can ride antique carousels, […]

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