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Friday November 20
11:00 AM
In normal times, nearly nine million people visit the Louvre in Paris every year. Yet few know its remarkable history: Before the Louvre was a museum, it was a palace, and before that a fortress. Much earlier still, it was a parcel of land known by a mysterious name, le Louvre. James Gardner, author of The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World's Most Famous Museum, will discuss highlights of the museum’s history, from the French Revolution, when it was founded to display France’s national treasures; to the invention of the Mona Lisa’s mystique; to the heroic curator who saved its art during World War Two. This program is presented in partnership with the Federation des Alliances françaises – USA
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