Fondation Louis Vuitton opening 27th October 2014

Published on September 25, 2014
  • © Iwan Baan / Fondation Louis Vuitton

  • © Iwan Baan / Fondation Louis Vuitton

Fondation Louis Vuitton opening 27th October 2014 8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi - Bois de Boulogne 75116 Paris fr

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.

During the inauguration of the Fondation, enjoy 3 days of free entrance from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October 2014..

Address

Fondation Louis Vuitton

8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi - Bois de Boulogne

75116 Paris

By metro : Line 1 to Les Sablons. The fondation is a 10-15 min. walk from the metro station.
By the Fondation shuttle : 1€ from Place Charles de Gaulle / Avenue de Friedland. Runs every 15 min.
By Vélib' cycle : Station nr. 16121 at Route Porte des Sablons / Porte Maillot.
By bus : Line 244 to Fondation Louis Vuitton bus stop - on weekends only.
By car : Public parking at Porte Maillot.

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