© Fred Lahache / Claude Monet, Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1866. Courtesy Musée d'Etat des Beaux-Arts Pouchkine, Moscou
In response to the tremendous success of the Icons of Modern Art – The Shchukin Collection exhibition, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has announced that the show will be extended until March 5, 2017. This gives the public a chance to discover or rediscover the 130 masterpieces of modern art and their resonance with works by Russian avant-garde artists.
In the ten weeks since it opened, the exhibition Icons of Modern Art – The Shchukin Collection at the Fondation Louis Vuitton has already welcomed over 600,000 visitors. The historic and unprecedented exhibition pays tribute to Sergei Shchukin, one of the greatest patrons of the arts of the last century.
Organized in partnership with the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, the Pushkin Museum and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton will be extended from February 20 to March 5, 2017.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton will also propose extended opening times for the exhibition. During French school holidays the exhibition will be open daily from 9 am to 9 pm. What’s more, during the final week – from February 27 to March 5 – the exhibition will be open every day from 7 am to 11 pm. During this special week visitors will be welcomed with a complimentary breakfast during “Shchukin Mornings” from 7 am to 9 am. On Saturday, March 4, the Foundation will remain open until 1 am the following morning. And on Wednesday March 1, the exhibition will reserve a special welcome to children and families.