In 2006 at the initiative of Bernard Arnault, LVMH created the Foundation Louis Vuitton.
Designed by American architect Frank Gehry, she enrolled in the politics of patronage for art and culture, developed by the group for over twenty years.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation, a private cultural initiative, aims to promote and support contemporary art to a wider public French and international.
In Paris, the Louis Vuitton Foundation is a new cultural adventure. It appears as another place devoted to art, especially contemporary art, a forum, too, with artists, with the Parisian public, French and worldwide. She wants to evoke emotion and reflection for all visitors in spontaneous dialogue.
The Foundation is a different project because private permitted by LVMH, his houses and Louis Vuitton consistent with the values held by all employees of the Group and its shareholders. The Foundation exceeds the ephemeral; it reflects a true optimist momentum. It also shows a passion for freedom. It is a dream come true.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation
Collection and Programming, rooted in the history of artistic movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, offer a series of initiatives to:
– Promote the creation of this present time claiming bias of openness and dialogue with artists, intellectuals and the public.
– Impress visitors by offering a multifaceted activity that informs, explains and promotes the works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in an exceptional place.
– Excite and surprise the public by exposing the work of creators in an innovative building, flagship of an iconic architecture by Frank Gehry.