Skip to main content


Spoken word artists reciting their original Louvre Abu Dhabi inspired poems, whether from an artwork, the general feel of a gallery or its architecture. Each artists takes us with their poems on a journey between the past and the present under the themes of hope, resilience and togetherness.

Origin Story

Recited by: Danabelle Gutierrez
Inspired by: Grand Vestibule

Cher moi

Recited by: Afra Atiq
Inspired by: 'Partition Wall Decorated with Cranes in a Landscape'

As we were in the beginning

Recited by: Jorge Monterrosa
Inspired by: Gallery 1

On Remembrance and Eternity

Recited by: Safwa Mohammed
Inspired by: Gallery 5

The First Great Powers

Recited by: Qutouf Yahia
Inspired by: Gallery 2


Recited by: Shamma Al Bastaki
Inspired by: Louvre Abu Dhabi dome

Mobile View None For an optimal experience please
rotate your device to portrait mode