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Louis Vuitton Foundation

From 27 October 2014 to 30 November 2001

Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, which started as an idea in 2001, is an art museum and cultural center and will open its doors on 27 October 2014.

Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation (Fondation Louis-Vuitton pour la création), which started as an idea in 2001, is an art museum and cultural center sponsored by the group LVMH but is considered as a legally separate, nonprofit entity as part of its promotion of art and culture.

This extraordinary space for art and culture was conceived by the famous American architect Frank Gehry, a creator of dreams, he has designed a unique, emblematic and bold building. The building’s construction represents unprecedented technological challenges. It takes the form of a sailboat sails inflated by the wind amidst the trees of the Bois de Boulogne.

The building counts twelve immense glass sails, joining a longstanding tradition of glass architecture in Paris, including the Grand Palais. Frank Gehry also drew inspiration from the Palais d’Hiver and the Palmarium, two glass and steel structures that graced the Jardin d'Acclimatation in the 19th century, bringing Parisians opportunities for discovery and elegant promenades.

Louis Vuitton Foundation will open its doors to the public on 27 October 2014. The Fondation Louis Vuitton's aim is to promote and support contemporary artistic creation for a wide French and international audience. It will astound visitors by offering a multifaceted activity that informs, exhibits and showcases the works of the 20th and 21st centuries in an exceptional space.