Islam at the LouvreThe roof of the Louvre’s new Islamic art department undulates like golden fabric gently lifted by the wind — a feat, considering it is made of steel and glass and weighs almost 150 tons. Filling a neoclassical courtyard, the addition that opened last fall tripled the space devoted to Islamic art and more than doubled the number of objects on view to almost 3,000, or about a sixth of the museum’s works from the Islamic world.

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