Sails of Glass

I read about the new Louis Vuitton Foundation while I was in the States and was looking forward to seeing it when I returned. It’s a new private museum with very modern art and also a cultural center and the architect was American Frank Gehry. It’s next to the Jardin d’Acclimation in the Bois de Boulogne in the 16th. Underneath it is rectangles piled on each other but on the outside it is covered with glass which look like sails. There are 11 galeries, a huge auditorium and, of course, art. It is not my type of art at all. I sort of stop at Picasso and even he is too modern, and prefer the older art but the building is worth the visit to look at even though there is a lot of controversy about it but, then, the pyramid at the Louvre had the same thing.

It’s very easy to find as you exit the les Sablons metro stop on line 1.

It sort of looks like a glass arc as you approach from a distance.

The Louis Vuitton logo is on the outside entrance. It will one day be given to the city of Paris.

The restaurant inside. It is very small and there was a long line waiting to get inside when I was there.

There are many terraces starting on the fourth floor with fantastic views.

A look at art in the lobby, a giant rose.

A lake outside the museum in the area for children.

One thought to “Sails of Glass”

  1. Many of my younger (as in my daughters’ ages) online friends are instagramming like crazy about this place. I hope to get there — I like very modern art, and it looks like an intriguing venue.

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