Openings Museums France

LVMH museum finally set to open

Frank Gehry-designed museum will promote “emerging scenes and young artists”

Gehry's Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation is due to open next year

Bernard Arnault, the chairman of the French luxury goods group LVMH Louis Vuitton—Moët Hennessy, is due to open his long-awaited museum in Paris next year. The €100m building was originally scheduled to launch by 2012 in the Bois de Boulogne district in the west of Paris. Designed by Frank Gehry, the museum will house the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation.

A spokeswoman for Arnault confirmed that the venue will open next spring, adding that the new museum, led by the French curator Suzanne Pagé, will provide a platform for established artists and “young artists from emerging scenes worldwide”. An exhibition of works drawn from the Louis Vuitton Foundation at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2009 included works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cao-Fei, Ryan Trecartin and Cyprien Gaillard.

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6 Jan 14
17:15 CET

WERNER GESSNER , SOAZZA

Great design and great architecture looking forward to the opening of the museum soon...

17 Dec 13
16:31 CET

CAROLYN GOODRIDGE, COLONIAL BEACH

This is gorgeous architecture. I would love to walk through this new museum! I hope that you will post photos of some of the artwork exhibited here.

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