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CATEGORY: Mona Lisa
The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous
August 19, 2016

In 1911, a former Louvre employee perpetrated one of the greatest art heists in history: the theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s immortal painting “Mona Lisa.” Read More

Scientist Finds Hidden Portraits Underneath “Mona Lisa”
December 9, 2015

Using reflective light technology, French scientist Pascal Cotte has found several images hidden beneath the surface of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece. Read More

6 Things You May Not Know About the Louvre
August 9, 2013

Check out some surprising facts about the world-famous museum and its long history. Read More

A First Lady Brings a French Icon to American Shores
January 8, 2013

Fifty years after one of history's most famous art exhibits, find out how two enigmatic women—Jackie Kennedy and the Mona Lisa—came together to captivate the nation. Read More