The Louvre is the largest museum in the world, a cultural symbol of Paris, and home to some of the most famous paintings in the world. The Louvre’s collection includes Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People, a variety of classical paintings from other European artists, and sculptures from classical antiquity as well.
In 1989, architect I.M. Pei was commissioned to create an addition to the Louvre. This addition came in the form of glass pyramid at the entrance. Originally I.M Pei’s design was controversial due to its modern style altering the appearance of the historic French museum; however, the glass pyramid is now seen as a symbol representing the Louvre.