Louvre offering guided tours based on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “Ape**it” video

Jay-Z and Beyonce. Photo by Hagop Kalaidjian/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (8435850b)

Nothing like a music video shot by the music industry’s power couple to make the world’s best-known museum even more famous. 

It’s been just under a month since Beyoncé and Jay-Z dropped their joint album Everything Is Love. At the time, Beyoncé took to Instagram and shared snippets of “Ape**it” that was filmed in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. 

In the video, the duo position itself among the pieces alongside a cadre of dancers. The video includes 17 pieces of art, some more recognizable than others like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. 

Now the Louvre is giving guided tours based on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s video, which means that art buffs and music lovers alike can relive the video in real life, following the museum’s art collection based on where the couple was filmed.

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, the choreographer behind the video, told Pitchfork, “I think the dancers are just so beautiful, and there’s something very sculptural about them. When they are inside of that space — just right on the stairs or suddenly moving in the group — you have the feeling that they could be those ancient mythological goddesses of the hunt or of wisdom. My projection of that was that they were embodiments of goddesses.”

According to the museum’s website, the tour lasts 90 minutes and runs on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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