This October at the Fondation


1-31 October 2017

From 6 September to 8 October 2017



© Gehry Partners, LLP and Frank O. Gehry - Photo Iwan Baan, 2014

Set off on an architectural journey, one resembling the building itself, with its unexpected twists and turns; a journey that describes the entire process of the Fondation’s creation, from the first sketch to the laying of the last stone. Models, photographs, videos, sketches and engravings unveil every facet of the birth of the Fondation building.


We are between exhibitions from 6 September to 8 October 2017 and our galleries are closed during this period. But you can take advantage of special admission rates and experience the "Architectural Journey", while enjoying free micro-tours and family activities, , as well as taking in the panoramic views from the terraces.


To learn more about the “Architectural Journey”, click here.


Wednesday, 11 October 2017



In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition "Being Modern: MoMA in Parison 11 October, French radio station France Culture is setting up its studio in the foyer of the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Come watch the programmes and discussions be recorded from 12.00 to 5.30 p.m.!


In attendance will be Alfred Pacquement, heritage curator and former Director of the Musée d’Art Moderne, and Quentin Bajac, Curator at MoMA.


From 12.00 to 1.00 p.m., the “La Grande Table” programme, hosted by Olivia Gesbert, will broadcast live from the Fondation.


To learn more about the event, click here.


© Glenn D. Lowry

© Jean Nouvel / Gaston Bergeret


In conjunction with the exhibition "Being Modern: MoMA in Paris", Glenn D. Lowry, MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry talks with Jean Nouvel. The architect of 53W53, the MoMA expansion tower housing new museum galleries, will be completing the Abu Dhabi Louvre building in a few weeks.


This talk is moderated by Jean-Louis Cohen, historian, architect, visiting professor at the Collège de France.


Follow the debate live on the Fondation’s website page!


To learn more about the debate: click here.

In October at the Auditorium



© Norbert Kniat


© Harald Hoffman DG

Chinese pianist Yuja Wang returns to the Fondation for two new concerts at which she will conduct an orchestra from her piano for the first time, on Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 October 2017. These concerts cover a wide spectrum of Western music, with the works of Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky, with Ms Wang being accompanied by the renowned Mahler Chamber Orchestra founded by Claudio Abbado.

Though these events are now sold out, you can enjoy the experience an excerpt from last year’s concert by Ms Wang in a duet with Gautier Capuçon (cello), during which they performed works by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Evard Grieg.

There are other rising stars of the piano to be discovered at the Fondation as part of the “New Generation Piano,” such as Seong-Jin Cho, who has brought together two of his favourite musicians: Beethoven, both his tormented Piano Sonata No. 8 Op. 13 and his soothing Piano Sonata No. 30 Op. 109, juxtaposing Chopin in the Four Ballades. Lyrical, savage, heartrending – each of these works is an outpouring of romantic style.


The Seong-Jin Cho concert take place at the Fondation on 27 October 2017.

For more information, click here.