Monday October 27th open a new cultural center in Paris : the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Contemporary Art. A 4000 m2 art gallery on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, enlarging the large number of museums housed in the 16th arrondissement.
If the temporary exhibitions are very excpected, it is above all the building, designed by the architect Frank Gehry (who also created the Guggenheim Museum), that makes us want to visit the Louis Vuitton Foundation. An outstanding architecture that look like a futuristic spaceship made of glass sails.
With a total area of about 11,000 m2, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has 3,500 m2 of galleries, which present both temporary exhibitions and permanent collection, consisting of masterpieces owned by the Foundation and the personal collection of the LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault.
Works that will be presented gradually. Meanwhile, the first exhibition until March 2015 is dedicated to the architecture of the site, describing the project, its genesis and its design. The interior will be stripped enough to allow visitors to fully enjoy the space and the architecture of the building.
And for lovers of beautiful views of Paris, 4 terraces offer stunning panoramas of the Bois de Boulogne, La Défense and Paris.
Crédit photos : Fondation Louis Vuitton