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Louvre Closes Indefinitely Over Coronavirus

Friday, March 13th, 2020

Louvre Temporarily Closes Over Coronavirus Concerns

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Louvre Blockbuster Smashes Attendance Records

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Art Newspaper Takes Closer Look at Negotiations Over Disputed Da Vinci, “Salvator Mundi” for Louvre Show

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

The Louvre Working to Complete VR Tour of the Mona Lisa

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Louvre Secures Key da Vinci Works from Italy for October Show

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Louvre to Require Reservations for All Visits

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Louvre Partners with Luxury Cruise Line for Culture Cruise Program

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Louvre Removes Sackler Name from Galleries

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Nan Goldin and Activists Stage Action at Louvre

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Louvre Workers Strike Over Staffing Shortages

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Salvator Mundi Work Will Not Go on View at Louvre Over Alleged Authenticity Concerns

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Louvre to Begin Timed Ticketing

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Louvre Bids to Buy Rembrandt

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Paintings from Notre Dame Transferred to Louvre

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” and its Absence from Louvre Abu Dhabi Profiled in NYT

Monday, April 1st, 2019

JR’s Installation at Louvre Destroyed by Visitors

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Louvre Aims to Loan Salvator Mundi for Da Vinci Show

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

Louvre Abu Dhabi Acquires £9.48m Rembrandt Study

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Louvre Gets Boost from Beyoncé Video, Smashing Attendance Records

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Louvre Abu Dhabi Hits One Million Visitors in First Year

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Mona Lisa Tour of France Rebuffed by Louvre

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Frances Tries Cultural Diplomacy in Tehran as Louvre Show Opens

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Louvre Abu Dhabi Causes Uproar Over Map’s Omission of Qatar

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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