Louvre Abu Dhabi curates and collects
In 2020 the museum acquired 167 new artworks for our permanent collection and secured landmark loans of masterpieces by artists such as Vassily Kandinsky, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Edouard Vuillard, and Johannes Vermeer. This diversity reminds us that the long history of human creativity cannot be explained by a single narrative but only through diverse tales of encounter and exchange. As a universal museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi strives to tell these stories with every means at our disposal. The results are amazing, come and see for yourself.
A GIRL BLOWING ON A BRAZIER
Georges de La Tour passed into virtual oblivion following his death and his work was only ...Discover
The bolt (le verrou)
A preparatory sketch for one of the most iconic images of the 18th century, Louvre Abu Dhabi’s ...Discover
The call to arms
A sculpture that openly acknowledges its aesthetic debt to the past - and to Michelangelo’s ...Discover
One of Vassily Kandinsky’s most important works from his time at the Bauhaus, Gelb-Rot-Blau ...Discover
Money Changer and his Wife
Through its deployment of Christian symbolism, this depiction of a money changer’s store, a scene ...Discover
A characteristic work of early Impressionism, Monet’s Pleasure Boats forms part of a triptych with ...Discover
London, Houses of Parliament ...
Monet first came to London as a refugee fleeing the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). He then returned ...Discover
The Moon-Woman Cuts the Circle
One of 14 paintings that featured in Pollock’s first solo exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim’s Art of ...Discover
The Astronomer or The ...
A depiction of a scholar-philosopher at work, in the solitude of his study, this masterwork ...Discover