The exhibitions

© Archives Simon Hantaï / Adagp, Paris, 2022

Through its exhibitions, the Fondation is committed to promoting modern and contemporary artistic creation and to helping it reach a growing audience in France and internationally.

Driven by its purpose of serving the public, and attentive to the diversity of its visitors since it opened in 2014, the Fondation hosts exhibitions for all types of audience. Every year, the Fondation organises two temporary exhibitions, one of modern art, one of contemporary art.


Every year, the Fondation organises two temporary exhibitions, one of modern art, one of contemporary art. Some have focused on a single figure, such as “Olafur Eliasson: Contact” (2014-2015), “Frank Gehry” (2014-2015), “Jean-Michel Basquiat” (2018-2019) “Egon Schiele” (2018-2019), "Inventing a new world : Charlotte Perriand", "Cindy Sherman at the Fondation" or "Simon Hantaï. The Centenary exhibition".

Other exhibitions such as “Keys to a passion” (2015) and “Being Modern: MoMA in Paris” (2017-2018) bring together significant works of art, both modern and historical. Some events have examined contemporary scenes elsewhere in the world, for example “Bentu: Chinese artists in a time of turbulence and transformation”, “Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier”, "In Tune with the World", "Crossing Views" and "Fugues in color". The Fondation also pays tribute to famous collectors such as Sergei Shchukin in “Icons of Modern Art, the Shchukin Collection” (2016-2017), Samuel Courtauld in “The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism” (2019) and Mikhaïl Abramovitch Morozov andIvan Abramovitch Morozov in “The Morozov Collection. Icons of modern Art” (2021).

The Fondation has hosted since 2018 a special programme dedicated to the most contemporary artistic expressions, called Open Space. This has commissioned young artists including Jean-Marie AppriouMatt CopsonAnna Hulačová, Hoël Duret, Lauren Halsey, Meriem Bennani, Jean Claracq, Bianca Bondi and Özgür Kar to create a site-specific piece for Frank Gehry’s building.

Les commandes

Inspired by the architecture of Frank Gehry, the commissions take many different forms. Light installation, decorative scheme, film, anthropological investigation, sound installation, sculpture, video… Displayed in different areas of the building, inside and outside, they reflect the artists’ responses to the architecture of Frank Gehry.

Tools for your visit

The Fondation Louis Vuitton App

Stroll through the exhibitions and the building at your own pace with a self-guided circuit providing information on the featured artists and remarks by the exhibition curators.

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 to the building, the commissions, the exhibitions… providing a satisfying overview. In weekdays, every 30 minutes from 11.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 10.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekends.

HORS-LES-MURS programme

© Adagp, Paris, 2019 © Jeremie Souteyrat / Louis Vuitton

As part of the “Hors-les-murs” programme, the Fondation also organises an international programme of exhibitions at the Espaces Culturels Louis Vuitton Tokyo, Beijing, Munich, Seoul, Venice and Osaka, which showcases previously unseen holdings of the Collection, thus carrying out the Fondation’s intent to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public.