Art Focus$127 Million Louis Vuitton Arts Building Unveiled

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The Fondation Louis Vuitton will open its doors to the public on Monday, 27 October 2014. The building, designed by architect Frank Gehry, will become a new location in Paris for contemporary French and international artistic creation.

American-Canadian architect Frank Gehry designed a new art centre in Paris for luxury goods company Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. The $127 million building, resembling a cloud of glass, is set in the Jardin d’Acclimatation located in the Bois de Boulogne, a large park to the west of the city.

The Fondation Louis Vuitton mission is to encourage and promote contemporary artistic creation both in France and internationally. The collections and programmes will continue the tradition of artistic and creative movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The new building includes exhibition galleries dedicated to the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and artists’ commissions, and includes a flexible auditorium for the presentation of multi-disciplinary performances and events.

The terraces of the Fondation Louis Vuitton offer a unique panoramic view of Paris and the lush greenery of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, which were the inspiration for Frank Gehry’s architecture of glass and transparency.

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