OAKBROOK, IL– No need to pack your bags for France, you can see the Louvre’s most prized pieces right here in Chicago!
“What it is is an exhibition that aims to bring works from the Louvre not just to the US, but to bring them to life,” said Joanne Carrubba, art curator of the Louvre Fantastique.
The Oakbrook exhibit features over 100 iconic pieces by artists such as Da Vinci, Jacques Louis and more.
“What makes the Louvre Fantastique special is that you can get your hands on things,” said Carrubba.
You don’t have to be afraid to touch this work of art because you can touch it anywhere!
Many pieces have elements that you can physically engage with to manipulate and alter the art in front of you, making it perfect for curious children and people of all ages.
“You can instill a love of art and learning in a child and make it a very special experience,” said Carrubba.
This experience is intended to open up a world of engaging with art in new ways.
“The art is fun to look at, and a lot of it we’ve made a lot bigger than it is in real life, and when you do that, you get a closer look at people and you can see more things in it,” Carrubba said.
QR codes are located next to several pieces to allow visitors to learn more about the works in the exhibition via the Louvre Fantastique app.
“The idea behind the QR codes is that you can scan them and either hear more about the play or there’s a fun, interactive element that comes with it,” said Carrubba.
Come and experience this impressive exhibition and learn more about the works of the infamous Louvre Museum in France.
“It’s a really great experience,” said Carrubba. “It was nice to see the response to it.”
Don’t forget to download the Louvre Fantastique app before you go so you can experience all the captivating elements of the exhibition.
The Louvre Fantastique is located on the lower level of the former Sears Building at 2120 Oakbrook Center.
The exhibition is open to the public from now until October.
For more information and to visit The Louvre Fantastique website.
https://6abc.com/louvre-fantastique-museum-immersive-experience-oakbrook/12183624/ Louvre Fantastique in Oakbrook, Illinois, allows you to explore the museum without a trip to France