The Louvre Museum Special Exhibition: Louvre No. 9


When: 22/07/16 - 25/09/16: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Where: Mori Arts Center Gallery, 6-10-1 Roppongi

Top image: Hirohiko Araki/”Rohan at the Louvre” © Lucky Land Communications/Shueisha

This exhibition is co-organized by the Louvre Museum in France, and introduces Bande Dessinée (BD), another name for French comics. Opened in 1793, the Louvre Museum is one the world’s largest museums. Now, the famed French museum with over 200 years of history finally opens its doors to manga as a new artform.

From comic strips to graphic novels, French-speaking countries have long been fascinated by the artistry of Bandes Dessinée. Comics in France are considered the “ninth art” and are increasingly becoming a significant topic for study and review. This exhibition will feature pieces by legendary BD artist such as Nicolas de Crecy and Enki Bilal. Alongside these works, original drawings by distinguished Japanese manga artists including Hirohiko Araki and Jiro Taniguchi will also be on display.

Louvre No. 9

Taiyou Matsumoto “Louvre’s Cats”/Big Comic Original

The Louvre Museum Special Exhibition: Louvre No. 9

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