It’s exciting news for aesthetes as Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced its second international exhibition of the year.
Launching on 6 October, the Dragon and Phoenix – Centuries of Exchange between Chinese and Islamic Worlds will explore the cultural and artistic exchange between the two civilisations from the 8th to the 18th centuries.
Visitors will be able to peruse more than 200 pieces of artworks from the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the the Musée Guimet and 12 international museums and institutions until 12 February 2022.
Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak said the exhibition only adds to the museum’s reputation as a leading institution in the world of art.
H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak said: “Louvre Abu Dhabi and its esteemed partner museums have developed a well-deserved reputation for mounting world-class, incisive exhibitions that bring to light previously unknown or underestimated cultural interactions and exchanges.
“Given Abu Dhabi’s location as a historical and ongoing crossroads for trade, art and culture, it seems especially fitting that this exhibition is being held here at Louvre Abu Dhabi.”
Featuring paintings, silverware, ceramic, glassware, manuscripts and luxury fabrics, the exhibition is spread across five sections – with first four following a historical timeline and the fifth focusing on literary traditions of calligraphy and poetry.
Highlights include a rare Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) gold Cup with dragon-shaped handle from China and a masterpiece from Louvre Abu Dhabi’s collection that may have been made for a nomadic dignitary in the north of China.
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