Louis Vuitton are always at the forefront of art and culture endeavors, and their new Foundation exhibition celebrating the work of one of the 20th century’s greatest art patrons Sergei Shchukin. As one of the most celebrated art collectors of all time, this visionary Russian collector of French modern art, he has collected works that span the Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and the Modern masters. Over 130 pieces will be shown at the exhibition, including many from world famous artists Monet, Cézanne, Matisse, Degas and Renoir. If that isn’t enough art royalty for you, there’s even works from Picasso and Van Gogh too.
The exhibition is running parallel to a cultural programme, designed around the exhibition. Featuring everything from cello masterclasses to piano recitals, dance performances and even an international symposium aimed at shedding light on the idea of a “visionary collector” and art during the 19th and 2oth centuries. The exhibition also marks a partnership between the Pushkin Museum, the Hermitage Museum and the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
Louis Vuitton Foundation: Icons Of Art The Shchukin Collection is open 22 October 2016 to 20 February 2017.