The date has been set. Come October 27, the Fondation Louis Vuitton will open its doors in Paris. Sprawled across 12,600 square feet of lush greenery in the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the museum is a space for artistic creation. American artist Frank Gehry is helming work on the design and has constructed it to look like a giant cloud of glass drifting over treetops. Ethereal, this one.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton will include 11 galleries housing the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, as well as the corporate art collection of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, with works by Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Damien Hirst, among others. There’s also a multipurpose auditorium for cultural performances and a beautiful terrace from which you can take in panoramic views of Paris. This project has been over eight over years in the making and is rumoured to be worth around 100 million euros. A beacon of art and architecture, the museum adds yet another cultural landmark to the French capital.