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Musee du Louvre

When most people hear the term “patron of the arts”, their immediate associations tend to be historical. For example, some may think of the famous Medici Popes of the Renaissance era, who became justly famous for their patronage of such immortal artists as Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello. Others may think of famous 19th century robber barons, who offloaded a portion of their wealth by patronizing contemporary artists, as well as establishing such institutions as the Carnegie Museum.Continue Reading…