What’s New in Paris: Louvre Lens, TNT TV Channels, Louvre Fundraising

December 12, 2012By Paris UpdateWhat's New Potpourri

Paris Update What’s New in Paris

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

Paris Update Louvre Lens

The Louvre-Lens. Photo: © Hisao Suzuki

building has a low profile and glass walls. A number of the Paris Louvres masterpieces have been lent for the opening, including Delacroixs “Liberty Leading the People” and Leonardos “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). 

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).

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.


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