Louvre Museum and “La nuit des Choses”: program for the evening of January 13, 2023

For the last days of the exhibition “Les Choses. A History of Still Life”, the Louvre Museum offers an exceptional evening of concerts, shows, workshops and meetings. Friday 13 January, from 6.30pm to 9.45pm, “La Nuit des Choses”

A unique opportunity to see Paris and attend the shows offered on the occasion of “Nuit des Choses” and under the pyramid a real concert event dedicated to the new year.

Among the sculptures of the Cour Marlyin front of the gigantic winged bulls of Khorsabador in the welcoming spaces of the Studio, a crazy performance by the electronic musician Jacques, a supernatural experience with the multi-instrumentalist Bachar Mar-Khalifé and the poet-magician Etienne Saglio or “A portrait of the Louvre in 10 found objects” by the former director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor, before a grand finale with DJ set by Birrd and concert by Thylacine under the Pyramid. This first multidisciplinary “Night” aims to become one of the highlights of the Louvre’s programming, unfolding, at the end of each major temporary exhibition, a dedicated Nocturne in all the spaces of the museum.

Evening programme

A story of still life Sala Napoleone, from 18:30 to 21:45.

What if objects had something to tell us? Through a wonderful dive into history, this exhibition invites us, in the footsteps of the artists, to take things seriously. From prehistoric axes to Duchamp’s readymade via Chardin and Manet, an invitation to imagine, believe, doubt, dream and act.

Discovery mini tour 6.30pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm and 8.00pm

Performance Phonochose Jacques

Continuously from 18:30 to 21:00

A bicycle wheel, a bag of marbles and aerosols… it takes nothing more for the electronic artist Jacques to take us into his universe. Surrounded by the most heterogeneous objects, he will present a new version of his Phonochose performance where everyday sounds are recorded and mixed live to gradually build an unidentified sound object.

La Nuit des Choses
Nocturne exceptionnelle au Louvre


Etienne Saglio & Bachar Mar-Khalifé Cour Marly, at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm

Accompanied by the piano and the captivating voice of Bachar Mar Kalifé, the magician Etienne Saglio will present a spectacular version of his performance “Ghost Object”. Immersed in the midst of the sculptures of the Cour Marly, viewers will be invited to live a poetic and airy experience that blurs the lines between the living and the inanimate. Duration: about 10 minutes.

A portrait of the Louvre in 10 found objects Neil MacGregor Dressing rooms in the group reception rooms Low level, at 7.30pm

To be clear, Neil MacGregor loves objects. As wise as he is humorous, the former director of the British Museum will offer an unexpected lecture, in an equally unexpected place. Surrounded by a selection of carefully chosen objects from among those lost or abandoned by visitors, the author of the bestseller A History of the World in 100 Objects will this time take up the challenge of drawing a surprising and sensitive portrait of the largest museum in the world in 50 minutes based on the traces that its visitors leave. On registration, limited number of places. Duration: about 50 min.


Playtronica Studio collective living still life, from 18:30 to 21:00

To discover a technology that gives voice to materials and objects through touch, the Playtronic collective will propose to the participants, in the spaces of the Studio, to create their own interactive installation inspired by the exhibition “Les Choses. A story of still life”. Ongoing within the limits of available places. 30-minute workshop Registration on site.


Closing LIVE under Pyramide Tilacino Piramide, from 21:00 to 21:30

A French electronic phenomenon, producer and composer Thylacine will meet the public under the Louvre Pyramid for a concert-event. Camped behind his machines, the Frenchman samples, loops and composes to create personal and elegant music, between powerful electronics and captivating organic melodies. A luxuriant universe that frees the mind, makes the body dance and transports you far away. Duration: about 30 min

Louvre Museum and “La nuit des Choses”: program for the evening of January 13, 2023 – FIRSTonline