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Being modern – MoMA in Paris
exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation
11th October 2017 – 5th March 2018

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It’s not every day that the MoMA lends 200 works abroad all at once. Thanks to this new exhibition at the Vuitton Foundation, you can see great pieces by Jasper Johns, Walker Evans, Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Klimt, Edward Hopper, Frida Kahlo, Dalí, Man Ray, Lichtenstein, Mondrian, Rothko…

Here’s all the info.
Exposition Être moderne - Le MoMa à Paris à la Fondation Vuitton du 11 octobre 2017 au 5 mars 2018The exhibition Être moderne – Le MoMA à Paris offers not only works rarely seen in France, but also retraces the history of the famous New York museum through the works it bought along the way to becoming one of the most famous and important museums on the planet.

The rooms are arranged chronologically, showing first the founding principles of the museum, followed by the new aesthetics and forms of expression that arrived in the 1960s. The selection goes on to show a geographic widening to include Latin America and central Europe, with important works by Picasso, Cézanne and Matisse.

Exposition Être moderne - Le MoMa à Paris à la Fondation Vuitton du 11 octobre 2017 au 5 mars 2018

© 2017 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The selections mixes masterpieces and lesser-known works that deserve more attention, some of which are being shown in France for the first time, such as a bronze by Brancusi and a painting by Warhol.

To explore the theme of the exhibition further, there are round tables, activities to do as a family, themed visits (45′) and micro-visits (30 minutes!), and an official catalogue is available (288 pages, 50€ here at
Exposition Être moderne - Le MoMa à Paris à la Fondation Vuitton du 11 octobre 2017 au 5 mars 2018The exhibition Being modern – MoMA in Paris is at the Louis Vuitton Foundation here from 11th October 2017 – 5th March 2018

Open weekdays except Tuesdays from midday-7pm (9pm Fridays) and the weekend from 11am-8pm

Admission: 16€ / 10€ / 5€

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We visited the Foundation just before it opened officially to the public. You can see our photos here!

🇫🇷 Le @themuseumofmodernart réalise sa première acquisition en 1929 et possède aujourd’hui une collection de presque 200000 œuvres du monde entier. Alfred H. Barr, son premier directeur, imagine la collection « comme une torpille évoluant dans le temps, son nez devançant le présent, sa queue marquant la création passée entre 50 et 100 ans ». (The New York Times) L’enjeu d’être moderne est interprété différemment aujourd’hui. Le musée reste tourné vers l’avenir tout en conservant la trace des origines du modernisme en Europe et dans le monde. Découvrez 75000 œuvres de cette collection sur le site du MoMA : – (Cette œuvre ne sera pas présentée pour l’exposition « Etre moderne : le MoMA à Paris ». Elle reste exposée au cinquième étage du MoMA à New York) 🇬🇧 @themuseumofmodernart acquired its first artworks in 1929 and today holds a collection of almost 200,000 works from around the world. Alfred H. Barr, the Museum’s first director, imagined the collection « as a torpedo moving through time, its nose the ever advancing present, its tail the ever-receding past of 50 to 100 years ago. » (The New York Times). The approach to modernity has changed since Barr’s times. The museum keeps on looking ahead to detect the newest formal and conceptual trends, while preserving the traces of modernity’s origins at a global level. Discover 75,000 works from this unparalleled collection on MoMA’s website: ( – Vincent van Gogh. « The Starry Night. » Saint Rémy, June 1889. Oil on canvas. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Please note that this work will not be featured in the exhibition « Being Modern: MoMA in Paris ». It remains on display on the fifth floor of MoMA’s galleries in New York.)

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