After a long, difficult and controversial birth, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced it will open to the public on 11th of November, 2017 at the Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi.
Opening celebrations will take advantage of the unique structure, with a series of concerts, performances and events planned for a variety of spaces beneath the building’s 180-meter geometric dome.
Comprised of nearly 8,000 arabic motif stars, the steel pattern will filter sunlight into a dramatic ‘rain of light’ on the museum’s walls and floors that calls to mind shadows created by overlapping palm trees.
Museum galleries will display a collection of artworks and artifacts from the entirety of humanity, from ancient objects to contemporary art. Other programming includes temporary exhibition space, a museum store and cafe.
Admission: 10:00 AM