Course overview

From its beginning as a medieval castle to the addition of the glass pyramid in the 1980s, the Louvre is an iconic building and art collection. This art history will discuss the key moments of the Louvre's history and understand why it is the most visited museum in the world. This course is ideal for both art lovers and those interested in historical architecture. Come along and join the class as you learn something new, all from the comfort of your own home.

Course description

The Louvre is a Paris landmark and one of the world's most visited museums.

In this talk, you will learn about the fascinating and complex history from the original medieval castle (12th-13th c.) to Pei's glass pyramid (1980s).

We will focus in particular on the early history of the Louvre as a public art museum, which opened its doors in 1793 and quickly became iconic.

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