As the world turns its eyes to Paris for the Olympic Games, the Louis Vuitton Foundation offers a cultural parallel that captures the spirit of competition and the essence of modernism. From May 4 to September 9, 2024, the Foundation becomes a sanctuary where the past and present of art converge, celebrating both the centennial of abstract pioneer Ellsworth Kelly and the historical significance of Henri Matisse’s “The Red Studio.”

Matisse’s Vision: The Red Studio The exhibition “Matisse: The Red Studio” is not merely a display; it’s a historical reassembly of Matisse’s own environment, an intimate glimpse into the creative space that birthed one of modern art’s most significant works. In collaboration with MoMA and SMK, the Foundation has achieved a feat of curatorial excellence, uniting the scattered elements of Matisse’s studio for the first time since their inception.

Ellsworth Kelly: A Century of Abstraction Marking a hundred years since Kelly’s birth, “Ellsworth Kelly, Shapes and Colors, 1949-2015” offers an exhaustive exploration of the artist’s oeuvre. The exhibition, a collaborative effort with the Glenstone Museum, showcases over a hundred of Kelly’s works, affirming his status as a titan of abstract art, unbound by the constraints of artistic movements or schools.

A Sporting Homage: In a nod to the Paris Olympic Games, the Foundation presents a curated selection of sports-related works from its collection. This exhibit promises to offer a poetic interpretation of athleticism, paralleling the physical feats of the Olympians with the artistic triumphs of modernism.

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