The Louvre Abu Dhabi exhibition halls have reached exceptional artworks from the Musée d’Orsay and the French National Library, both of which are French partner museums in France.
In addition to these loaned pieces, the museum offers its visitors the famous “Charing Cross Bridge” by Claude Monet, on loan from a private collection in the UAE. The head of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Khalifa Al-Mubarak, said: “Abu Dhabi is a crossroads and a meeting place for the arts of the whole world, works of art, stories of artists, and the journey of every piece borrowed or acquired reflects the geographical diversity and the richness of cultures that meet under the dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.” “In our day, we are in dire need of a dialogue of cultures and the importance it represents,” he added. We are proud to display this painting on loan from a private collection in the country, along with works from the famous French museum collections, and we look forward to receiving local and international visitors to welcome them in a safe environment to discover our cultural and heritage sites. ”
For his part, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, Manuel Rabaté, said: “The generosity of the museums that we cooperate with in the UAE, and the French partner museums that are part of the France Museums network, will allow visitors to Louvre Abu Dhabi to contemplate notable artworks rarely displayed alongside each other in the region. He added, “The same applies to the new artworks acquired by the museum, which shed light on the stories of meeting cultures that it tells through its art collection, as we offer visitors four artworks that shed light on rituals and symbols in different civilizations, from Central Asia and India to the world. Arabi”.
Monet’s painting is on loan from a private collection in the UAE.
Art pieces from the Musée d’Orsay and the French National Library.
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