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“Louvre in Tehran” underway at National Museum of Iran gets extension

“Sphinx in the name of King Achoris,” Artist or origin: Unknown Material: Basalt
(Photo: Christian Décamps, © Musée du Louvre)

The unprecedented exhibition at National Museum of Iran titled “Louvre in Tehran,” organized in conjunction with The Louvre Museum has been extended to July 30, 2018. The highly successful exhibition, showcasing more than 50 objects of art from the Louvre, is the first major display by a Western museum in the country’s history and a commendable diplomatic event for both countries.

The exhibition, which celebrates the  80th anniversary of National Museum of Iran, showcases masterpieces from the Louvre’s various departments, as well as selections the Musee Delacroix. The exhibition illustrates the rich diversity of the Louvre’s collection, which is known for works from different civilizations and eras.

“Louvre in Tehran” retraces the creation of the Louvre’s various collections, from the museum’s founding in 1793 to its most recent acquisitions.

Curated to showcase works tracing the creation of the Louvre, from its founding in 1793 to date, the exhibition showcases a 2,400-year-old Egyptian sphinx, a bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, Iranian artefacts and drawings by Western artists including Rembrandt and Delacroix, among other things.

“Louvre in Tehran” will be on view through July 30, 2018, at the National Museum of Iran, Tehran Province, Tehran, St. Sierra, Iran.

For more details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide-venues/284328/museum-overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.

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