The Easel

What You’ll See in the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Billion-Dollar Art Collection

Some Middle Eastern countries are looking to a future beyond oil. Abu Dhabi plans to create a cultural hub with several major art museums. Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first to open, houses a decade’s worth of aggressive buying.  Controversy lingers over use of the Louvre brand and treatment of construction workers, though there is no argument over the gorgeous architecture or the art. More images are here.