Fondation Louis Vuitton opening 27th October 2014
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Opening October 27th 2014
In 2006, at the behest of Bernard Arnault, the LVMH group created the Fondation Louis Vuitton.
Designed by the American architect Frank Gehry, it falls within the policy of art and culture patronage developed by the Group over the last twenty years.
A private cultural initiative, the Fondation Louis Vuitton's aim is to promote and support contemporary artistic creation for a wide French and international audience.
A new artistic and cultural venue in the west of Paris, the Louis Vuitton Foundation presents a collection of contemporary art, organises temporary exhibitions and also hosts other artistic events.
Architect Frank Gehry designed this daring building full of movement and transparency, a reference to the glass architecture of 19th century gardens. Floating over a lake, this vessel with its twelve glass sails creates a harmonious whole with its natural environment in the Bois de Boulogne, next to the Jardin d’Acclimatation.
Rooted in the history of artistic movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, the collection and program offer a series of projects intended to:
- Promote creation in the present by adopting a position of openness and dialogue with artists, intellectuals and the public.
- Astound visitors by offering a multifaceted activity that informs, exhibits and showcases the works of the 20th and 21st centuries in an exceptional space.
- Move and surprise the public by exhibiting artists' work in an innovative building, a model of emblematic architecture designed by Frank Gehry.
Bois de Boulogne - 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi