LVMH boss, Bernard Arnault has announced that the long awaited Foundation Louis Vuitton museum will open on October 26.
The new museum, located on the outskirts of Paris takes up an epic 126,000 sq ft in the Jardin d’Acclimatation and will have 11 galleries containing the corporate art collection of LVMH MoÃƒ«t Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Special commissioned exhibitions will also play home as well as special performances and events in the commodious auditorium.
In an interview with French television station TF1, WWD reports that Arnault stated: “This is a small payback to the public, and to our employees,” and that the art on display would be “a pretty eclectic mix”.
“It will express the artistic, cultural and emotional values, as well as the art of living, promoted by Bernard Arnault and the LVMH group, but it is truly a charitable foundation, devoted to the public as a whole,” said Jean-Paul Claverie, Arnault’s advisor and manager of LVMH’s philanthropic activities.
The design of the new space was done by architect Frank Gehry and the first exhibition will run until Jan 5 2015.