It might not be the tour of choice for art purists, but this 90-minute Beyonce and Jay-Z tour is the Louvre’s newest attraction. The museum was the site of the music video for Apes**t, the couple’s successful new song, and the tours (only available in French) will highlight 17 pieces of art featured in the video. These include Marie-Guillemine Benoist’s Portrait d’une négresse (1800), Jacques Louis David’s The Coronation of Napoleon (1806-07), and Théodore Géricault’s The Charging Chasseur (1812) and The Raft of the Medusa (1818–1819). The tours are self-guided and explain each piece’s significance.
This isn’t the first time the Louvre has used pop stars to attract visitors. Curators at the museum put together an audio guide for the Mona Lisa by using parts of will.i.am’s song, “Mona Lisa Smile”.
If for some reason you’re visiting the Louvre and not looking for a hip-hop themed tour, you can check out the other thousands of amazing pieces of art that the museum houses. After all, the Louvre was extremely successful even before the Carters showed up.
H/T: Lonely Planet