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Art World Abstracts: The Louvre Gets a Massive Overhaul, and More!

Jean-Luc Martinez was born the son of a postman, taught high school for a while, collected various degrees, and then was somewhat surprisingly named the director of the Louvre. Now he’s setting out to complete some pretty ambitious overhaul on the sprawling Paris gem, starting with the entangling snarl that is the waiting area beneath the I. M. Pei pyramid, which he says reminds him of a noisy airport.

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