Paris Update What’s New in Paris
THE NEW LOUVRE
Louvre Lens: the Louvre’s first satellite museum opened to the public today in the northern industrial town of Lens. Designed by Japanese firm SANAA, the
The Louvre-Lens. Photo: © Hisao Suzuki
building has a low profile and glass walls. A number of the Paris Louvre’s masterpieces have been lent for the opening, including Delacroix’s “Liberty Leading the People” and Leonardo’s “The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne,” which features in the kickoff exhibition “Renaissance: Revolutions In the Arts in Europe 1400-1530” (through March 11).
NEW TV CHANNELS
TNT: Six new free TV channels went on the air today in France: HD1 (fiction), RMC Découverte (documentaries), Numéro 23 (diversity), 6ter (family-oriented), Chérie 25 (women) and L’Equipe 21 (sports).
LOUVRE LOOKING FOR FUNDS
Tous Mécènes: The Louvre is trying to raise €800,000 to acquire a recently discovered pair of exquisite 13th-century ivory statuettes to complete the group “Descent from the Cross,” five of which are already in the museum’s collection. Click on the link to find out more and make a donation.