Louvre No. 9

The Mori Arts Center Gallery will hold an exhibit to introduce Bande Dessinée (BD), another name for French comics, co-organized by the Louvre Museum in France.

Opened in 1793, the Louvre Museum is one the world's largest and arguably the most well-known museums of all time. Now, in the 21st century, the famed French museum with over 200 years of history finally opens its doors to the new form of art: Manga. 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 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. Don't miss this unique, inspiring exhibition of comic books as contemporary art!

Exhibition Outline

■Title    The Louvre Museum Special Exhibition Louvre No. 9
■Period   Friday, July 22 – Sunday , September 25, 2016
■Venue   Mori Arts Center Gallery (52F Roppongi Hills)
■Hours   10:00 am - 8:00 pm (Admission ticket sales end 30 minutes before the closing time of the museum.)