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At the Museum | Exhibition – Being Modern: MoMA in Paris


At the Museum | Exhibition – Being Modern: MoMA in Paris
At the Museum | Exhibition – Being Modern: MoMA in Paris

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Fondation Louis Vuitton will hold the first exhibition in France to present MoMA's trésor collection: "Being Modern: MoMA in Paris"

Fondation Vuitton will showcase more than 200 artworks, co-ordinated by both institutions, tracing the history of the museum through the decades. Displayed throughout the entire 126,000-square-foot Frank Gehry-designed building, the Fondation will present a selection of visual work drawn from MoMA’s six curatorial departments, from paintings like Paul Cézanne’s “The Bather” to films like Walt Disney’s animated short, “Steamboat Willie.”

Museum of Modern Art_@fondationLV@fondationLV
New-York-MagazineFondation Louis Vuitton, image via The Cut
@parisinfourmonthsFondation Louis Vuitton, image by @parisinfourmonths
bird in space, Brancusi_photograph by Louise-Dahl-WolfeBird in Space, Constantin Brâncuși | Photography by Louise Dahl Wolfe

Constantin Brâncuși’s “Bird in Space” and Romare Bearden’s “Patchwork Quilt,” are among the works that will be shown in France for the first time, the museums noted.

The exhibition opens with MoMA’s first decade, including such iconic works as Edward Hopper’s House by the Railroad (acquired in 1930), as well as Walker Evans’s Posed Portraits, New York (acquired in 1938), and continues with a Minimalism and Pop Art section, and it ends with contemporary works from around the world, most of which were acquired by MoMA in the last two years. These include Kerry James Marshall’s large painting Untitled (Club Scene) (acquired in 2015), Lele Saveri’s The Newsstand (community-oriented installation, originally presented at a subway stop in Brooklyn, New York; acquired in 2016), and the original set of 176 emoji designed by Shigetaka Kurita (acquired in 2016).

Edward Hopper, House by the RailroadEdward Hopper, House by the Railroad
Bruce Nauman_Human-Need-Desire, 1983_the Museum of Modern Art, New York_Gift of Emily and Jerry Spiegel, 1991Bruce Nauman, Human-Need-Desire, 1983, the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gift of Emily and Jerry Spiegel, 1991
PinterestFondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry; image via Pinterest
Ellsworth Kelly (Americain, 1923 2015), Colors for a Large Wall, 1951_Museum of Modern Art, New YorkEllsworth Kelly (Americain, 1923 2015), Colors for a Large Wall, 1951, Museum of Modern Art, New York

After just three years since its opening, the Fondation Louis Vuitton brings to its audience once again, an impressive collection. The fondation, light-filled and majestic, is the perfect place in which to take it all in.

Fondation Louis Vuitton
8, Avenue de Mahatma Gandhi

Exhibition runs from 
October 11, 2017 - March 5, 2018

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Daniela Chelariu, Travel Editor, Paris
Travel Editor, Paris

Dana is a fragile dreamer, they say, arriving in Paris four years ago, for love, and the city has been constantly changing her life since then. Hers is a world of books, (Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir, Anne Berest), expos, long walks sur les quais de Seine, pink skies, fine wine and peonies.

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