$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

  • Wednesday, November 17 at 2:30 pm ET
  • Monday, December 13 at 4:00 pm ET 

In 2019, the Louvre had 9.6 million visitors, making it the most popular museum in the world. Get ready for your next trip to Paris with unconventional stories about controversy, crime, and deceit. Together, we’ll unmask some of the museum’s most fascinating treasures: the Louvre’s Pyramid, the Mona Lisa, The Raft of the Medusa, and the Sleeping Hermaphrodite. They were all embroiled in controversy and scandale in ways that speak vividly to the history of the Louvre and the many functions it serves. Join us for an unconventional visit, featuring intriguing new ways to think about history and its ongoing impact on today’s Louvre.

You will:

  • Enjoy a fresh, fun, but meaningful preparation for a future in-person visit to the Louvre.
  • Look closely at a handful of iconic works ranging from antiquity to today.
  • Hear the stories of controversy and scandal to unmask these works’ meanings.
  • Understand the impact of art beyond the museum, and what that tells us about the history of France.

Your educator Amanda Herold-Marme, is an art historian with a PhD from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. A Parisian resident for nearly 20 years, she has taught in universities and museums, as a guide for Paris Muse. She now works for the estate of the Spanish sculptor Julio González and painter Roberta González. Amanda has always been fascinated by exiles who chose Paris as their home. A recognized specialist on that topic, Amanda was contributing author to the exhibition publications Guernica (Musée Picasso, Paris) Lost, Loose & Loved: Foreign Artists in Paris, 1944-1964 (Reina Sofia, Madrid) and Exilio Republicano Español 1939 (Spanish Ministry of Justice).

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