The Morozov Collection. Icons of modern art

Exhibition From 22.09.2021 to 22.02.2022

Valentin Sérov « Portrait du collectionneur de la peinture moderne russe et française Ivan Abramovitch Morozov » Moscou, 1910 Galerie Trétiakov, Moscou

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From 22 September 2021 until 22 February 2022, the Fondation Louis Vuitton presents The Morozov Collection, one of the world’s foremost collections of Impressionist and Modern art. The major international exhibition brings together in Paris 200 masterpieces from the French and Russian modern art collection of the brothers Mikhaïl (1870-1903) and Ivan Morozov (1871-1921). This is the first time the collection has traveled outside of Russia since its creation at the turn of the 20th century.

The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art brings together a selection of works by renowned French artists including Manet, Rodin, Monet, Pissarro, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Sisley, Cézanne, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Bonnard, Denis, Maillol, Matisse, Marquet, Vlaminck, Derain and alongside Russian masters including Repin, Korovin, Golovin, Serov, Larionov, Goncharova, Malevich, Mashkov, Konchalovsky, Outkine, Saryan and Konenkov.

Conceived by Anne Baldassari, the exhibition’s chief curator, the exhibition includes astonishing discoveries and memorable moments, with a unique design that evokes historical references and highlights the timeless nature of works that exemplify the emerging artistic modernity of the late 19th- and early 20th centuries.


"A vast collection of modern French and Russian paintings makes up a historic show." The New York Times

At the end of the visit, the Music Room in Ivan Morozov’s Moscow mansion is presented outside the State Hermitage Museum as part of a special exhibition design and installation that marks the ending of the presentation of the Morozov works. Consisting of a monumental decorative installation of seven panels commissioned by Ivan Morozov in 1907 from Maurice Denis on the subject of The Story of Psyche (1908-1909), and of four sculptures by Aristide Maillol, the Music Room provides a rare window into the life of the prominent collector.


L’Histoire de Psyché. Panneau dixième, Paris, 1908-1909

Musée d'Etat de l’Ermitage, Saint-Pétersbourg

The landmark exhibition is the second in the ICONS OF MODERN ART series, organized by the Fondation Louis Vuitton in partnership with the State Hermitage Museum (Saint-Petersburg), the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow) and the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow).  

Following the exhibition of the Shchukin Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in 2016/2017, the Morozov Collection continues the Fondation's series dedicated to prominent collectors and pioneering patrons of modern art.


Curator

Anne Baldassari, Heritage curator

Visiting Tools

The Fondation Louis Vuitton App

Browse the exhibition “The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art” at your own pace, revealing the secrets of the works and discovering the comments by the exhibition curator, Anne Baldassari. Available on App Store and on Google Play.

Short Tours

Led by specialised guides, micro-tours are a chance to discover architectural highlights at the Fondation at a glance. Designed to be enjoyed either alone or in a small group, these tours are the perfect introduction the exhibition. In weekdays, every 30 minutes from 10.30 a.m. to 7 p.m., until 10 p.m. on fridays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

Twelvy

While you wait for the exhibition, play with the chatbot of the Fondation Twelvy. Put yourself in Mikhaïl and Ivan Morozov's shoes and become an art collector !

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