An iceberg in the middle of Paris, a glass cloud floating above the Bois de Boulogne...
The Fondation Louis Vuitton, the origin of this glass ship, promises to take you on a voyage through contemporary and modern art.
An Architectural Masterpiece
Opened in October 2014, the Louis Vuitton Fondation is a private cultural initiative dedicated to art and artists.
Commissioned by Bernard Arnault, the building was designed by the Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry.
Tucked away in the Jardin d’Acclimatation, one of the most beautiful gardens in Paris, these two men teamed up to create this magnificent site, an icon of the 21st century.
Vast Collections of Contemporary and Modern Art
The 3,500 square meter monument consists of galleries divided between permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, and artists’ commissions, including:
- 11 exhibit rooms, housing the permanent Fondation Vuitton collection (including works of renowned artists like CHristian Boltanski, Pierre Huygues, and Bertrand Lavier);
- An adjustable auditorium for up to 1,000 seats, designed for a multi-disciplinary performances and events;
- A continuous-service restaurant (from 10:00 AM through 7:00 PM), headed by chef J.L. Nomicos.
Large terraces accessible throughout the museum beckon with stunning views of Paris and of the vast green expanse of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the inspiration for Gehry’s transparent glass structure.
The Fondation’s purpose is to support art and creation, and to promote its national and international outreach by welcoming all audiences.
The museum’s collections and cultural programs will continue the tradition of artistic and creative movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Fondation d’entreprise Louis Vuitton
8 avenue du Mahatma Gandhi - Bois de Boulogne