PARIS (AP) — The Louvre museum in Paris paid tribute Friday to the architect of its giant glass pyramid, I.M. Pei who died earlier this week at the age of 102 at his home in New York...
BEIJING (AP) — The legacy of American architect I.M. Pei stretches from west to east, from the Louvre museum to his native China, where he helped fuse tradition and modernity as the country opened...
Italy livid about deal to loan Leonardo works to Louvre
ROME (AP) — So versatile were Leonardo da Vinci's talents in art and science and so boundless his visionary imagination, he is known to the world as the universal genius.
But not to Italy's nationalist-tilting government, which is livid about plans by the Louvre museum in Paris for a blockbuster exhibit next year with as many as possible Leonardo masterpieces loaned from Italian museums to mark the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance artist's death.
Floods Threaten Paris, As The Seine River Rises
The Louvre Museum welcomed 8.1 million visitors in 2017
PARIS (AP) — The Louvre Museum says it welcomed 8.1 million visitors in 2017, up 10 percent on the year before, a sign of tourism revival in Paris.
Tourism in the French capital took a hit in 2016 after a series of attacks by Islamic extremists the previous year.
Foreign visitors represent 70 percent of the museum attendance, a statement from the Louvre Museum said Monday.
$450 million Leonardo painting heading to new Louvre museum
NEW YORK (AP) — A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (380 million euros) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates.
The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement Wednesday.
Louvre asks public to fund prayer book’s return to France
PARIS (AP) — The Louvre museum in Paris is calling on the public to help bring back one of the French Renaissance's greatest decorative works of art.
The Book of Hours prayer book — a manuscript bound in gold and encrusted with emerald, ruby and turquoise gemstones — belonged to France's King Francis I, who gifted the treasure to his 10-year-old niece during the 16th century.
Deemed by experts to be a masterpiece, the book now belongs to a private collector in Britain.
Provocative sculpture rejected by Louvre finds new home
PARIS (AP) — A huge sculpture deemed too obscene for the regal gardens of the Louvre Museum has found a new home at Paris' edgier Pompidou Center.
The art work was unveiled Tuesday in front of the Pompidou modern art museum. The piece, made of cubical containers, suggests an abstract pair having sex.
Artist Joep Van Lieshout told The Associated Press his sculpture, titled "Domestikator," is meant to represent the domestication of the Earth by humans and the evolution of robotics and big data.
Mideast outpost of Louvre to open in Abu Dhabi in November
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Mideast outpost of France's iconic Louvre Museum will open in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 11, officials announced Wednesday, ending a decade-long wait for a gallery whose construction was beset by economic turmoil and criticism over laborers' working conditions.
PARIS (AP) — France's newly elected president has started taking on his new role, working on the attitude expected of a statesman — a new world for a man with little political experience who long remained in the shadows.
PARIS (AP) — Screams of joy, sighs of relief and rousing dance music.
A wave of human emotion wafted across the palatial esplanade of the Louvre Museum on Sunday night as thousands celebrated the victory of president-elect Emmanuel Macron — and the defeat of his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.
Across town at a wooded chalet, Le Pen's supporters remained combative, pledging to turn her party's strongest-ever electoral score into a major opposition force.
Macron Wins French Election, Supporters Rejoice
PARIS (AP) — World donors pledged more than $75 million Monday to an historic UNESCO-backed alliance to protect cultural heritage sites threatened by war and the wave of ideological-driven destruction carried out by Islamic State group militants.
French President Francois Hollande, speaking at a donors' conference in Paris' Louvre Museum, passionately called on more countries to contribute to the newly-created heritage alliance and help push it past its "ambitious" $100 million goal.
Louvre show: Vermeer was both revolutionary and a borrower
PARIS (AP) — His luminous strokes produced masterpieces like "Girl with a Pearl Earring."
But Vermeer, the unique jewel in Dutch painting's crown, copied ideas from his contemporaries like every other artist, argues a new major exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris that opens Wednesday.
Louvre machete attack suspect faces attempted murder charge
PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor's office says the suspect in last week's machete attack at the Louvre Museum is facing preliminary charges of attempted murder and association with a terrorist organization.
The 28-year-old suspect — who French officials believe to be Egyptian — was charged Friday.
Condition of hospitalized suspect in Louvre attack worsens
PARIS (AP) — The health of an Egyptian man suspected of charging soldiers at the Louvre museum with a machete has taken a turn for the worse, French authorities said Tuesday.
The suspect has been hospitalized in Paris since he was shot four times by soldiers Friday after slightly injuring one in an underground mall that is part of the Paris museum complex. He allegedly shouted "Allahu akbar!" while rushing toward the soldiers.
Louvre attack suspect silent during initial questioning
PARIS (AP) — An Egyptian man suspected of charging soldiers at Paris' Louvre museum with a machete was questioned by French investigators Sunday for the first time since the attack.
The Paris prosecutor's office said the suspect, who allegedly shouted "Allahu akbar!" while rushing toward the soldiers and was shot four times after slightly injuring one, remained silent during the interview and will remain in custody.
Louvre museum reopens; Egypt identifies machete attacker
PARIS (AP) — The Louvre Museum reopened to the public Saturday, less than 24 hours after a machete-wielding assailant shouting "Allahu akbar!" attacked French soldiers guarding the sprawling building and was shot by them.
Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre, tourists held in lockdown
PARIS (AP) — Paris was plunged into panic — again — when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker who lunged at them with two machetes on Friday and shouted "Allahu Akbar!" as the historic landmark went into lockdown.
Paris attack raises new security concerns over Olympic bid
PARIS (AP) — On a day Paris Olympic bid leaders wanted to show off the French capital, a knife attack on a soldier raised more security questions about the city's ability to stage the 2024 Games in a safe atmosphere.
News of the attack outside the Louvre Museum on Friday broke hours before bid officials hosted a ceremony near the Eiffel Tower to coincide with the final submission of their 110-page dossier to the International Olympic Committee.
The Latest: Louvre attacker near death; said to be Egyptian
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on an attack outside the Louvre Museum in Paris (all times local):
A French prosecutor says the man who attacked soldiers in front of the Louvre Museum is believed to be a 29-year-old Egyptian who was living in the United Arab Emirates, but his identity has not been formally confirmed yet.
Man Shot After Attacking Soldiers Outside Louvre
A French soldier shot and seriously wounded a man in a shopping mall beneath the Louvre Museum on Friday after he tried to attack them and shouted "Allahu akbar," officials said.
The man was carrying two backpacks, and he had two machetes, and when soldiers and police officers on patrol told the man that he could not come in with his bags, he attacked, said Yves Lefebvre, a police union official.
"That's when he got the knife out and that's when he tried to stab the soldier," he said.