Art & Culture

Initiated in 1990, our corporate philanthropy program supports arts and culture by sharing a passion for artistic disciplines and creativity with the widest possible audience.

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Over the past twenty years, LVMH has pursued a corporate philanthropy policy that resonates with the values of the Group and its Houses, respecting the image and communications strategies of individual brands. This approach underpins LVMH’s commitment to ensure that the widest possible public benefits from our initiatives to support culture and artistic creativity.

“Support for the arts and culture figures at the very heart of our business model. Right from the creation of our Group, I made it clear that this is a strategic priority for our development. This commitment embodies the values our Houses all share – savoir-faire, excellence and creativity – and anchors them in their artistic, cultural and social environment.”


LVMH’s diverse patronage for the arts and culture spans several areas in France and other countries: restoration of historical monuments, acquiring works for major museums, contributing to major national exhibitions and supporting the work of contemporary artists.

The support given to more than 45 major exhibitions in France and overseas has enabled millions of visitors to discover important artists from both the history of art and more modern works.


Pupils from elementary and middle schools as well as art students can follow educational programs designed and implemented by the Group that allow them access to the best of culture, particularly in the field of fine arts and music. In 2014, LVMH pledged its support once again to the International Music Academy, founded by the orchestra conductor Seiji Ozawa, in the continuation of its “1,000 seats for young people” initiative. Finally, the loan of Stradivarius instruments from the LVMH collection allows virtuoso musicians – particularly today, Tedi Papavrami and Henri Demarquette – to express the full scope of their genius on the international stage.