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February 2018

Humanity in the poetry of the Late Sheikh Zayed

21 February @ 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi,
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AED 60

Discussion with Nabti poetry expert Dr Ghassan Hassan and Sultan Al Amimi, Academic Researcher on the Poetry of Sheikh Zayed. Free with museum admission or Art Club membership, but booking is required: RSVP here

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March 2018

LAST CHANCE Co-Lab: Contemporary Art and Savoir-faire

25 March
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi,
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AED 60

This exhibition, one of two inaugural openings at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, is part of the Emirati-French Cultural Programme established by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Ministry of Culture and Communication, and the Institut Français back in January 2016. It features four contemporary works of art of different media created by UAE-based artists in collaboration with noted French manufacturers: Talin Hazbar and the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres: ceramics…

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April 2018

LAST CHANCE From One Louvre to Another

7 April
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi,
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AED 60

This inaugural visiting exhibition at the Louvre Abu Dhabi includes 150 works from the Château de Versailles and the Louvre’s earliest collections, including painting, sculpture, furniture and ceramics gathered from across the world. They tell the story of the origins of the Musée du Louvre, from the royal collections of Louis XIV to the pioneering artists’ studios and workshops of the museum in Paris, and finally to the museum’s grand public opening following the French Revolution. The exhibition is curated…

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Pioneering Modernism: Ibrahim El-Salahi in Conversation

18 April @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi,
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Cost tbc

Born in Sudan in 1930, Ibrahim El-Salahi is one of the forefathers of modern art in his country and a key contributor to African modernism. His training in Sudan and the United Kingdom, coupled with studies and travel abroad, provided a transcultural framework for the development of his distinctive oeuvre, which integrates geometries, Islamic motifs, calligraphic forms, and imagery drawn from both African and Western art. This discussion with Maisa Al Qassimi, Programmes Manager of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi at the…

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