This autumn The Fondation Louis Vuitton celebrates a tribute to Sergei Shchukin, a leader of the arts of the early 20th century. His collection will be displayed from October in the big modern art centre and will be dedicated to the France-Russia Year of Cultural Tourism.
Monet, Cézanne, Gauguin, Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh… The collection includes works of the most famous impressionist and modernist geniuses. Nationalized during the Russian revolution, the paintings in the collection have been displayed at separate locations in Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
For the first time since they were divided, the 135 works in the collection will be brought together for an exceptional retrospective at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The fruit of a long-term collaboration with the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and the Pushkin State Museum in Moscow, the exhibition retraces the genesis of the collection from 1890 to 1914 and proposes a comparison between the works by these modern French masters and those by Russian avant-garde painters.
The exhibition, which runs from October 22, 2016 to February 20, 2017, will span the entire Foundation Louis Vuitton and be accompanied by a program of music and dance events, as well as conferences.