The MoMA and Fondation Louis Vuitton announce exhibition: “Being Modern MoMA in Paris”

The MoMA and Fondation Louis Vuitton announce exhibition: “Being Modern MoMA in Paris”


European art lovers have a great chance to see some of the most famous works from the MoMA not leaving the Europe. As about 200 pieces of art from the well-known New York art gallery go on display in Frank Gehry-designed building in Paris, for Fall and Winter period. The exhibition, entitled “Being Modern: MoMA in Paris”, will run from 11 October until 5 March 2018.

Museum of Modern Art has chosen Foundation Louis Vuitton as its art 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 upcoming 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 would encounter following the completion of the expansion and renovation project.

This marks a new opportunity for people in Paris to see famous artworks like Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans and Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory without undergoing a transatlantic trip. The history of modern art, from American abstraction, to pop art, minimalism and the most contemporary works will be on display.

Among the artists featured will be Paul Cézanne, Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Yayoi Kusama, and more. There will also be a selection of rarely shown materials from MoMA’s archives that retrace the history of the museum.