Great news for local art lovers! Louvre Abu Dhabi has
announced they’ve acquired hot new exhibits to be unveiled during the second
edition of Louvre Abu Dhabi: Talking Art Series in October. The show, which
runs from 3 October to 26 June, will
include locally and internationally important works.
"We are pleased to share
with the public the vast array of works acquired for Louvre Abu Dhabi, and
allow for them to experience and interact with the museum’s content as we shape
its collection and prepare for the opening,” said Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al
Nahyan, Chairman of TCA Abu Dhabi.
The upcoming series will include a standing
Bactrian Princess from the end of the third millennium BC, a pavement and
fountain ensemble dating from the early Ottoman period and Paul Gauguin’s
masterpiece Breton Boys Wrestling from 1888, to name a few. The series
also includes a photography collection and is, including Joseph Girault de
Prangey’s Ayoucha, the most ancient known photographic representation of a
“The Talking Art Series are an essential step in building
awareness of the future museum and its collection, enriched by new, exceptional
acquisitions,” added Henri Loyrette, President-Director of the Louvre Museum. Louvre
Abu Dhabi will have another exhibition in April 2013 titled Birth of a Museum. A
version of the exhibition will also be shown in Paris at the Louvre Museum.