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Cartier, Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design

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Discover the influence of Islamic art on Cartier’s designs and creations at Louvre Abu Dhabi's upcoming exhibition, Cartier, Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design.

Featuring over 400 works including jewellery and precious objects, masterpieces of Islamic art, drawings, textiles and photographs, the exhibition showcases the influences of the Islamic arts on Cartier's designs, from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

The exhibition will be complemented by digital projections, immersing visitors into the intricate shapes and patterns of Cartier pieces inspired by the Islamic arts.

The scenography of the exhibition and the immersive digital space is designed by the New York-based design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Visitors can explore the exhibition from 16 November 2023 to 24 March 2024.

16 November 2023 - 24 March 2024


Co-curated by Évelyne Possémé, Former Chief Curator of Ancient and Modern Jewellery at the musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, and Judith Henon-Raynaud, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Department of Islamic Art at the musée du Louvre, Paris.

Exhibition co-organised by Louvre Abu Dhabi, the musée des Arts décoratifs, the musée du Louvre, France Muséums, with the support of Cartier.
This exhibition is based on a project that was initially conceived and co-organised by the Dallas Museum of Art and the musée des Arts décoratifs titled Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity.