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A new place for culture in Paris : the Louis Vuitton foundation

On October 20th, 2014, the long awaited Louis Vuitton Foundation was inaugurated, at the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The Louis Vuitton company Foundation, created in 2006, works to promote art and culture through large scale sponsorships (engaged by the Louis Vuitton company in 1990). Today, it is one of the largest and most important actors of art sponsorship in France. The project to build a structure devoted to the foundation was born in 2001. Bernard Arnault, the president of the foundation declared : « We had to build a foundation in which part of the sponsorship could crystallize itself. A new space that would open the dialogue with a wide public, and offer artists and intellectuals a platform of debates and reflexion ». After years of elaborating the project (conducted by famous architect Frank Gehry) and constructing, the building finally opened its doors to the public in the fall of 2014. So, do you need to add this stop to your journey in the capital ? Let's take a look at what the Louis Vuitton foundation has to offer...
A new place for culture in Paris : the Louis Vuitton foundation

Paul Durand-Ruel – le pari de l'impressionnisme : an exhibition you must not miss !

The Musée du Luxembourg is currently hosting the first exhibition devoted to Art dealer and collector Paul Durand-Ruel. Presenting a tremendous selection of eighty masterpieces of impressionnism (most of which have crossed the Atlantic for the occasion!), with famous artists such as Renoir, Manet, Monnet and many others, this exhibition offers a gorgeous overview of this artistic movement, precursor of a true upheaval in Art at the turn of the XXth century. Impressionnist painting enthousiasts will enjoy this exceptional reunion of some of the greatest talents and most emblematic pieces of this period in a unique place, overlooking the Jardins du Luxembourg, right in the heart of Paris.
Paul Durand-Ruel – le pari de l'impressionnisme : an exhibition you must not miss !

Protographies : Oscar Muňoz at the Jeu de Paume

If there is an exhibition that should not be missed in Paris these days, it has to be the one currently hosted by the national gallery of the Jeu de Paume (until September 21st). Entitled « Protographies », it unaffectedly broadcasts a very interesting selection of Oscar Muňoz's pieces, thus retracing forty years of a fruitful career. Unclassifiable as well as fascinating, the famous colombian artist has experimented with art forms as varied as sculpture, video, drawing, painting and installation. The « Protographies » exhibition is a plural journey through time, with a hint of nostalgia.
Protographies : Oscar Muňoz at the Jeu de Paume

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