The Louvre’s New Guided Tour Features Jay-Z and Beyoncé



Jay-Z and Beyoncé made waves when they released their first collab album Everything is Love last June. Not only that, the power couple also released their first music video together, APES**T. The video which was shot at the world’s largest art museum, the Louvre. Straight from the heart of Paris, the Carters featured 17 of the museum’s artworks in the music video. For this reason, the Louvre premiered JAY-Z and Beyonce at the Louvre – a 90-minute guided tour.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre

Held Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, the tour showcases the video’s pieces from the museum’s collection. It begins with the Winged Victory of Samothrace sculpture and concludes with Marie-Guillemine Benoist’s Portrait of a Black Woman.

Even so, the musical power couple aren’t the first ones to have a guided tour in the museum. Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am had his 90-minute tour as well, only his featured more pieces from the Department of Decorative Arts instead of the paintings and sculptures in the JAY-Z and Beyoncé tour.

Meanwhile, here are the 17 artworks as seen in APES**T in chronological order, all of which are to be featured in the museum tour for your viewing pleasure.

Ceiling of the Galerie d'Apollon in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
Ceiling of the Galerie d’Apollon
Madonna with the Green Cushion by Andrea Solario in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
Madonna with the Green Cushion by Andrea Solario
Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci
The Winged Victory of Samothrace in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
The Winged Victory of Samothrace
The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
The Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David
The Great Sphinx of Tanis in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
The Great Sphinx of Tanis
The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David
The Intervention of the Sabine Women by Jacques-Louis David in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
The Intervention of the Sabine Women by Jacques-Louis David
Portrait of Madame Récamier by Jacques-Louis David in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
Portrait of Madame Récamier by Jacques-Louis David
The Ghosts of Paolo and Francesca Appear to Dante and Virgil by Ary Scheffer in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
The Ghosts of Paolo and Francesca Appear to Dante and Virgil by Ary Scheffer
Pietta by Rosso Fiorentino in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
Pietta by Rosso Fiorentino
The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault
The Wedding Feast at Cana by Paolo Veronese in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
The Wedding Feast at Cana by Paolo Veronese
Officer of the Chasseurs Commanding a Charge by Théodore Géricault in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
Officer of the Chasseurs Commanding a Charge by Théodore Géricault
Roman Copy of Hermes Fastening his Sandal after Lysippos in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
Roman Copy of Hermes Fastening his Sandal after Lysippos
Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch
Portrait of a Black Woman by Marie-Guillemine Benoist in JAY-Z and Beyonce's APES**T Music Video
Portrait of a Black Woman by Marie-Guillemine Benoist