Born of a collaboration between Abu Dhabi and France, Louvre Abu Dhabi is a universal museum that enables visitors to experience art—and humanity—in a new light. Master works by many of the world’s greatest artists are on display, revealing threads of creativity that connect diverse cultures across thousands of years.
Housed in a magnificent domed structure designed by architect Jean Nouvel in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district on Saadiyat Island, Louvre Abu Dhabi opened to the public in November 2017. In the first decade, hundreds of artworks from its own expanding collection will be on view, in combination with an equal number of masterpieces borrowed from the Louvre and 12 internationally preeminent French partner museums.
Every year, Louvre Abu Dhabi also offers visitors a vibrant programme of exhibitions, performances, cultural and education events, a Children’s Museum, a lounge, restaurant, and a boutique. Today Louvre Abu Dhabi is a place for people to meet, learn, reflect, and find their own stories. It presents a different way of looking at art - a gift from the United Arab Emirates to the world.