Some of MoMA New York's most famous artworks are heading to Paris
European art lovers will have a chance to see some of the most well-known works from the Museum of Modern Art a bit closer to home, as about 200 pieces from the famed New York art gallery go on display in Paris for autumn and winter.
Fondation Louis Vuitton, a private cultural institute, will present an exhibition of some of MoMA’s most famous – and some lesser known – artworks in its incredible Frank Gehry-designed building. The exhibition, entitled Being Modern: MoMA in Paris, will run from 11 October until 5 March 2018.
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.
Roughly 200 works will be on view in the Fondation Louis Vuitton building – which in itself is a work of art, located in the Bois de Boulogne park in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. According to the museums, the exhibition "highlights the pivotal role that MoMA, its curators and its exhibition program have played in the history of art in the 20th and 21st Centuries."
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.