Musée Vuitton

Musée Vuitton (2014)

The Musée Vuitton, also known as Fondation Louis Vuitton, relies on history as a basis for its dedication to contemporary art. With the establishment of the Fondation, the LVMH Group and its businesses began a new chapter in their history of patronage. The structure was officially opened on October 24, 2014, marking the culmination of nearly 25 years of dedication to the arts, culture, and history.


Musée Vuitton, Paris

“A new space that opens up a dialogue with a wide public and offers artists and intellectuals a platform for debate and reflection”- Bernard Arnault.

Driven by its mission to serve the public, the Fondation is committed to making art and culture accessible to all. To promote the arts both nationally and internationally, it hosts temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, presents works held in its collection, commissions artists to create site-specific pieces, and stages events across the cultural spectrum (concerts, performances, conferences, film screenings, dance and more).


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Fondation Louis Vuitton

Alongside significant exhibitions of modern art (“Keys to a passion”, “Icons of Modern Art, the Shchukin Collection”,  “The Courtauld Collection: a Vision for Impressionism”, “Icons of Modern Art, The Morozov Collection”), it suggests art exhibitions honoring notable artists(“Inventing a new world : Charlotte Perriand“, “Simon Hantaï. The Centenary exhibition“) and conveys an outlook on French and global art (“Chinese Artists at the Fondation Louis Vuitton”, “Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier”, “In Tune with the World”, “Crossing Views” and more).

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Charlotte Perriand – La Maison de thé, 1993. Reproduction 2019

Furthermore, in response to Frank Gehry’s building, the Fondation is inviting young artists from across the country and beyond to create a site-specific piece as part of the Open Space program, which was launched in 2018.

In the meantime, a variety of musicians and artists present recitals and performances showcasing both classical and modern repertory in the Auditorium.



The purpose of the Auditorium is to celebrate the arts by bringing together musicians and artists from various fields.

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The Auditorium – Fondation Louis Vuitton


This magnificent area, which resembles the prow of Frank Gehry’s “ship,” is flooded with light and provides wide-ranging views of the surroundings. It constantly interacts with the “Grotto” and the water fall to create a singular and inspirational concert hall. The Auditorium, which can accommodate between 320 and 1,000 people depending on the arrangement, provides guests with an unforgettable experience due to its outstanding acoustics and cutting-edge technology.

The Musée Vuitton presents a schedule of classical, jazz, and contemporary concerts in the Auditorium to showcase the richness and energy of the music industry. The Concert Hall has hosted numerous eminent international performers since Lang Lang’s opening recital on October 24, 2014, including Tedi Papavrami, Yuja Wang, Vladimir Spivakov, Matthias Pintscher, Krystian Zimerman, Alexandre Kantorow, and many more.

With the creation of the “Piano Jazz Sessions” in 2018, the Auditorium has been giving jazz a special place. Following in the footsteps of the classical program, these sessions feature some of the most prominent pianists in this repertoire along with emerging talent, providing a diverse range of unique musical experiences. These multi-day jazz sessions are a yearly gathering place for music enthusiasts who are eager to experience live contemporary music for the first time or again. Greats like Ahmad Jamal, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, Yaron Herman, Elliot Galvin, and Herbie Hancock have all performed during these sessions.

Emerging artists and educational initiatives are also supported by the Fondation. It hosts recital series called New Generation Piano and masterclasses called Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle, which are taught by Gautier Capuçon, to highlight up-and-coming artists.


In conclusion, Musée Vuitton is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to art and culture, as evidenced by the global artists and musicians that have exhibited there.


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