The Museum of Modern Art and Fondation Louis Vuitton announce exhibition "Being Modern: MoMA in Paris"
September 19, 2017: To be held from October 11, 2017 to March 5, 2018, Fondation Louis Vuitton will present, in its Frank Gehry-designed building, an exhibition devoted to the unrivaled collection of the Museum of Modern Art. It will feature more than 200 renowned masterpieces and less familiar, but highly significant works. Now engaged in a significant expansion and renovation of its building, MoMA has chosen Fondation Louis Vuitton as its partner to bring its legendary artistic heritage to Paris, showcasing its mission to be perpetually modern.
“Being Modern: MoMA in Paris” draws together a superb representation of highly important artworks that MoMA has acquired since its founding in 1929. The exhibition includes masterworks ranging from the birth of modern art through trends and styles such as American abstraction, Pop art and Minimalism to the most contemporary art.
The exhibition responds to two objectives: to show a significant body of MoMA’s great collection in Paris, and to evoke the more fluid and interdisciplinary installations that visitors to MoMA will encounter following the completion of the expansion and renovation project.
Among the 200 works presented at Fondation Louis Vuitton are masterpieces by Paul Cézanne, Gustav Klimt, Paul Signac, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Giorgio de Chirico, Edward Hopper, Max Beckmann, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Alexander Calder, René Magritte, Walker Evans, Yayoi Kusama, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Yvonne Rainer and Frank Stella.