• 02 Apr

    Paris Celebrates the Louvre Pyramid's 30th Anniversary

    There was a time when the Louvre pyramid felt like an exciting new wonder of the art world. This bold piece of modern architectural design placed the gallery back on the map. It is, therefore, hard to believe that this icon is about to celebrate its 30th birthday. It is older than many of the graduates and students of Parisian art schools that will have walked through it countless times. 

    The importance of this glass pyramid means that it deserves a big birthday party – which is precisely what the Louvre has planned. The celebrations, which started on the 29th of March, look at the structure from many different angles. There are art shows, photography exhibitions and a historical look-back at the event that brought the pyramid to life in the first place. 


    Here is the program of the events designed by the Louvre to celebrate the anniversary of the Louvre Pyramid throughout its anniversary year :


    Free Public Events

    From 26 to 31 March :
    JR at the Louvre

    On March 29th :
    Spotlight on Students

    On June 21st :
    A symphonic concert by the Paris Orchestra under the Pyramid

    From 12 to 14 July :
    Un break à Mozart”

    On July 28th :

    The passage of the last stage of the Tour de France

    From March 29th to May 28th :
    “La Pyramide a 30
    ans. Son histoire en photos avec Paris Match”


    Study Days
    From 29 to 30 March :
    Two study days in the auditorium


    From May 2nd to August 12th :
    - “Forgotten Kingdoms. From the Hittite Empire to the Arameans” 

    From October 24th, 2019, to February 24th, 2020 :
    - “Leonardo da Vinci” 

    December 11th, 2019, to March 9th, 2020 :
    - “A Tribute to Pierre Soulages,” 


    A series of concerts and movies in the auditorium
    For one week in May 2019 :
    “30 years of music”: a carte blanche to the cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker 

    From April 5th to October 4th, 2019 :
    “Filming at 30”



    Useful information 

    Opening times :
    Every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Late night opening on Wednesdays and Fridays until 9:45 p.m.
    Free admission on the first Saturday of each month, from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
    Closed on: January 1st, May 1st, December 25th

    Address :
    Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France

    How to get there :
    By metro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (lines 1 and 7)

    +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17