Fondation Louis Vuitton Hosts a Modernist Reunion

It’s been nearly one year since Fondation Louis Vuitton opened its Frank Gehrydesigned glass doors to the public with a star-studded celebration. The idea of developing a new art institution to fête French culture was born when Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH, and renowned architect Frank Gehry first met in 2001. The goal was to foster artistic innovations, and if this year’s exhibitions are any indication of success, Fondation Louis Vuitton is achieving its objective.

Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1910? Photo © Munch Museum
Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1910? Photo © Munch Museum

The final exhibit in the year-long inaugural program, Keys to a Passion, examines the birth of modernism. Artists such as Mondrian and Giacometti, who were instrumental in the modernist movement, are celebrated for their critical role in the course of art history. Pieces from prestigious art institutions around the globe, such as Rothko’s colour-blocked planes, Munch’s famous The Scream and Matisse’s dancing figures will be on display.

Keys to a Passion runs until July 6, 2015 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.