The exhibition pays tribute to one of the early 20th century’s greatest art patrons, Sergei Shchukin, a visionary collector of French modern art. The 130 works on loan from the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg demonstrate the collector’s daring artistic choices and the swiftness with which he brought together one of the most significant collections of modern art, including works by Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Cézanne, Le Douanier Rousseau, and Derain, amongst many other artists. The exhibition also highlights the vivid dialogue between French modern art and the rising Russian avant-garde art, featuring works by artists such as Malevitch, Rodtchenko, Tatlin and Gontcharova who were familiar with the Shchukin collection.
Between 27 February and 5 March, the Fondation will open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (and until 1 a.m. on Saturday, 4 March). Enjoy these exceptional extended hours to admire from dawn to night time the masterpieces collected by Sergei Shchukin, which are now gathered for the first time outside of Russia.
Immerse yourself in the collection’s history and let yourself be swept into the colourful hues of Matisse or Gauguin.
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection
8, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris XVI
From 27 February 2017 to 5 March 2017, open 7/7, from 7am to 11pm.
Discover the exhibition here.