The art world’s most anticipated openings and major transformations provide a wealth of exciting new venues to experience throughout the coming year. These are the art galleries to travel for in 2018.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Launched in November 2017 following over eight years of construction, the Louvre Abu Dhabi was arguably last year’s most anticipated art opening. French architect Jean Nouvel designed the structure with Abu Dhabi’s land and sea in mind along with the city’s traditional architecture; reminiscent of an Arab medina, the museum is distinguished by its silver domed roof comprising almost 8,000 unique metal stars, which have been arranged in a geometric pattern to let light filter through it like overlapping palm leaves. Within this striking space, the museum aims to bring different cultures together, while placing the focus on stories of human creativity and shared humanity. The museum plans to host four temporary exhibitions each year alongside its permanent exhibits. The first of these, From One Louvre to Another, looks back at the Louvre’s origins in France and is on display until April 7th, 2018.