The Louvre has developed a very close and unique relationship with the United States.  It has long benefited from the generous financial support of American foundations, individual donors, and corporations, culminating in the establishment of American Friends of the Louvre in 2002. The Louvre is the most popular art museum among Americans traveling abroad, who represent over 1 million of its almost 10 million annual visitors.
The Louvre is involved in a variety of exhibitions co-organized with American museums.  The special exhibition American Encounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life is currently on view at the High Museum of Art (September 26, 2015 - January 31, 2016).  The exhibition is the fourth and final installation in a four-year collaboration between the High Museum of Art, Musée du Louvre, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:
  • Ancient Egypt Transformed:The Middle Kingdom at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 12, 2015 - January 24, 2016)
  • Power and Pathos at the National Gallery of Art (December 13, 2015 - March 20, 2016)
  • The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France at the Kimbell Art Museum (May 22, 2016 - September 11, 2016)
  • Hubert Robert, 1733 - 1808 at the National Gallery of Art (June 26, 2016 - October 2, 2016)