Abu Dhabi is becoming the Fine Art Hub of the UAE. One year ago the The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened. It is the big masterpiece to start this cultural revolution in the Emirate and there are many other art venues and galleries popping up since. Like for example Warehouse421, a gallery, a design Studio, a cinema and a place for art talks, workshops and seminars. The city will be undergoing a big change and soon we will be traveling to art fairs in Abu Dhabi instead of London, can you imagine?
The first anniversary of theLouvre Abu Dhabi will be celebrated in style with Pop Star Dua Lippa performing live at the Museum.
We visited the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Here are the most important facts you should know about:
The architecture of the Louvre Abu Dhabi is by far one of the best Museums building so far. Designed by Pritzker prize winning architect Jean Nouvel it is as much a work of art as the artworks it houses. Anenormous dome built of eight layers of interlocking steel, the roof sits atop 55 different buildings and weighs 7,500 tons. The layers of steel have been fashioned into star shapes, which cast beautiful patterns throughout the museum. It also creates a cooler microclimate.
The museum is home to 23 galleries, with the collections divided into 12 ‘chapters’ that take visitors on a journey through the history of time. The artworks include rare pieces sourced from across 13 museums in France.
The UAE government paid some $464 million to use the Louvre’s name
It will have rights to the museum’s brand for 30 years. Over time, the country is expected to pay more than $1 billion for the guidance of French experts and hundreds of loans from French museums.
Take a break at the Louvre Museum’s Café and regain your energy with traditional arabian coffee served with fresh dates, sprinkled with almonds, the best recharger in the world.
In the Louvre Museum’s shop and find art postcards, books, stationary and rare pieces by oriental and European artist, like the champagne bowls from Josef Hoffman.
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