Talking Art Series comes to seasonal finale
To mark International Museum’s Day (May 18), the Talking Art Series on Saadiyat Island, the site of the forthcoming Louvre Abu Dhabi, will be hosting a panel discussion with Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of Musée du Louvre and prominent Algerian novelist Waciny Laredji.
On Wednesday, the discussion titled Universal Museums: From Enlightenment to Abu Dhabi will discuss the history of the Humanist concept of universality through museums. This talk will explore a Greek sphinx from Louvre Abu Dhabi’s collection in its historical context and representation, which reflects cross civilisations and a strong evidence of the human cultural exchange that goes beyond geography and borders.
It will be followed by performance by renowned singer Jahida Wehbe.
* Universal Museums: From Enlightment to Abu Dhabi will be taking place on Wednesday 21 May at 6.30pm at Manarat Al Saadiyat. Admission is free
Published: May 17, 2014 04:00 AM