French luxury giant LVMH has opened its very own museum, the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. Located in the beautiful park Jardin d’Acclimatation (which was the brainchild of Napoleon III and his wife, Empress Eugénie), it houses a permanent collection of modern and contemporary art. The artworks on display are owned by the luxury house Louis Vuitton and its chairman, Bernard Arnauld.
For the opening exhibition, the Fondation Louis Vuitton invites visitors on a ‘voyage of creativity’ through a discovery of the architecture and emblematic works from the permanent collection, including creations by Frank Gehry, Gerhard Richter, Thomas Schütte, Pierre Huyghe, Christian Boltanski, Ellsworth Kelly, Olafur Eliasson, Sarah Morris, Adrián Villar Rojas, Bertrand Lavier, Taryn Simon, and many others.
Just as impressive as the art inside is the building itself. Designed by Frank Gehry, the massive structure is made out of steel, lots of glass and Rocheron stone.
The museum is a 15-minute walk away from Metro station ‘Les Sablons’. There is also a shuttle bus that departs every 15 minutes during the museum’s opening hours at Place Charles de Gaulle, on the corner of Avenue de Friedland, near the metro exit. The bus costs 1 Euro.
More photos of the museum are in the slide show above.
Fondation Louis Vuitton // 8, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi //
Bois de Boulogne // Paris // Mon & Wed/Thu 12am-7pm, Fri 12am-11pm, Sat/Sun 11am-8pm // Admission 14 Euro // website
Images // Iwan Baan (6), Marc Domage (5), Martin Argyroglo (2)