The Louvre is also known for its iconic glass pyramid that forms the main entrance to the museum. Now Paris street artist JR has made the pyramid "disappear" - thanks to an optical illusion.
Over 10 years in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the offshoot of the famous Paris art museum in the United Arab Emirates, claims to be the first truly global collection in the Arab world. Discover some highlights here.
With more than nine million visitors a year, the Louvre is the world's most frequently visited museum. Many other superlatives apply to this former residence of French kings as well.
The famed Paris art museum's location in the United Arab Emirates will feature post-impressionist French art as well as Middle Eastern works from all eras. Critics have accused the Louvre of "selling its soul."
The Louvre is also known for its iconic glass pyramid. Now Paris artist JR has made the pyramid "disappear" - thanks to an optical illusion. The 33 year old has become one of the world's best known street artists.
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