Louvre Abu Dhabi

Everything you need to know about Louvre Abu Dhabi's upcoming season

18 Jun 2019

*excitement levels rise*

Culture vultures, this one's for you: Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi will launch its new season for 2019-2020 in September, and it will include four very special exhibitions in collaboration with various French museums.

Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said: "This upcoming season entitled 'Changing Societies' represents our boldest and most extensive programme to date.” Exciting. 

The exhibitions will include live performances, world-renowned installations, music, poetry, and family events, all of which sound pretty cool. 

‘Changing Societies’ is going to focus on how the evolution of art, food, clothing, music, leisure, and games has taken place with the change and integration of society.

The first of the four exhibitions, September 18 to December 7, is ‘Rendezvous in Paris: Picasso, Chagall, Modigliani & Co. (1900-1939)’ which takes inspiration from the cubist artwork culture, and Pablo Picasso.

From October 30, 2019, to February 18, 2020, visitors can have a look at ’10,000 Years of Luxury’. This exhibition will focus on multiple narratives of luxury and how it has changed over time.

The second half of the season will begin on February 19, 2020 with ‘Furusiyya: The Art of Chivalry Between East and West’. This unique exhibition will explore the meaning of chivalry and how it has evolved in countries from the Middle East to countries in Europe.

The final exhibition, ‘Charlie Chaplin: When Art Met Cinema’ will be on display from April 15, 2020 to July 11, 2020. It reveals the relationship between Charlie Chaplin’s work and his contemporaries which are addressed quite often.

Entrance to the exhibitions and the Children’s Museum is free. The museum’s admission ticket is for Dhs63, and free for children under 13.