Get Ready for the Louis Vuitton Museum's Doors to Open This Fall
Book your tickets to France now: The highly anticipated Foundation Louis Vuitton museum will open Oct. 27.
The Frank Gehry–designed structure, which sits on the outskirts of Paris, was commissioned by LVMH Moët Hennesy Louis Vuitton (which owns Louis Vuitton, Céline, and Marc Jacobs, among other luxury brands) as part of its ongoing initiative dedicated to the arts and artists.
"The Fondation Louis Vuitton’s mission is to encourage and promote contemporary artistic creation both in France and internationally," the LVMH Group says in a statement. "The collections and programmes will continue the tradition of artistic and creative movements of the 20th and 21st centuries." The 126,000-square foot building will have 11 galleries dedicated to the corporate collections of the LVMH Group, as well as temporary exhibitions and artists' commissions. In addition, there will be an auditorium for performances and events.
But artwork isn't the only thing you'll get to experience at this museum. From the terraces, which feature 12 glass "sails" containing 3,600 panes of glass, you'll also get to see amazing views of Paris and the Jardin d'Acclimatation, a children's park. "We wanted to present Paris with an extraordinary place for art and culture, and demonstrate daring and emotion by entrusting Frank Gehry with the construction of a building that is emblematic of the 21st century," Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, says on the museum's website.
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