Architectural journey Frank Gehry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton

Past exhibition - From 23 January to 17 February 2019

Photo réalisée dans le cadre du Concours de photographie d'architecture #MyFLV. © Mathieu Collart (@thiouse)
Architectural journey Frank Gehry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Exhibition

Photo réalisée dans le cadre du Concours de photographie d'architecture #MyFLV. © Mathieu Collart (@thiouse)

From 23 January to 17 February 2019, the Fondation installs the next exhibition. During this period we are open to the public. While the galleries will be closed, you can visit the building at a special rate. Enjoy the "Architectural journey", our permanent exhibition on Frank Gehry's project for the Fondation, as well as short guided tours, family activities, and the panoramic view from the terraces.

 

Bathed in natural daylight from a skylight, the exhibition begins in the Studio, which displays an original scale model around which visitors can walk before discovering two widescreen videos shot using drones.

 

Prepared in collaboration with Frank Gehry’s teams in Los Angeles, this permanent exhibition proposes an open itinerary for visitors. Like the building itself, which offers multiple possible itineraries, visitors are invited on an architectural journey that describes and explains the process that culminated in a building which is already recognized as a major new monument for Paris.

This combination creates a unique visual experience, offering a vision of the building’s striking beauty, as well as its technological complexity. The landings overlooking the “canyon” present key elements essential to understanding the building: construction, materials, design, context in Paris.

 

The landings can be accessed via the sole staircase where the steel structural walls have been left exposed, evoking the hull of a ship. Visitors also discover the initial sketches for the project, expressing the creative inspiration of the architect, who was awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1989.

THE CURATOR

Sébastien Cherruet

#MYFLV

To celebrate the fourth year since its public opening and to thank the millions of visitors who have been inspired by its striking beauty, Fondation organised the #MyFLV photo contest.

 

Discover the laureates of the #MyFLV Contest

The essential

From 23 January to 17 February 2019

Your visit

Free downloadable visit application on your iOS and Android smartphone or available on loan at the welcome desk

Short tours: free and without reservation, duration 30 minutes, departures every hour, French and English

For your children: notebook of games for 7-12 year olds and iPad application Archi-moi for free download or available at the welcome desk

Prices

  • - Full price €9.00
  • - Family price €20.00
  • - Reduced artist price €4.00

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© Gehry Partners, LLP and Frank O. Gehry Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

© Gehry Partners, LLP and Frank O. Gehry Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

© Gehry Partners, LLP and Frank O. Gehry Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

© Gehry Partners, LLP and Frank O. Gehry Photo Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

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