The 25 Biggest Art Moments of 2012 

2. Islamic Art Wing Opens at the Louvre

Date: September 27, 2012

Islamic Art is being heavily embraced in the art world these days. Many are attributing this to donations by wealthy Islamic families and world leaders to institutions such as the Met and the Louvre, and others attribute it to a market that now favors the genre. In any case, the opening of the Islamic Art wing at the Louvre in Paris, France marks a milestone in preserving, understanding, and publicly displaying this important type of art.

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