The Fondation Louis Vuitton, which opened in 2014, is now recognized as a leading institution on the global arts scene, achieving remarkable success among both art and culture connoisseurs as well as a wide French and international audience.
In 2020, following the success of the Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World exhibition, which welcomed a total of 476,000 visitors, the Cindy Sherman at the Fondation exhibition, whose opening was postponed due to the pandemic, fi nally opened its doors to the public on September 23, 2020. This exceptional retrospective, featuring more than 170 works by Cindy Sherman, spanned her entire career as one of the greatest photographers of our time, with a special focus on works from the past decade, some of which were exhibited for the first time ever. As soon as the Fondation reopened, visitors ﬂ ocked to admire this universally acclaimed artist s insightful, sensitive exploration of the notions of identity and image until the public health crisis worsened and the Fondation closed for a second time on October 29, 2020. Throughout 2021, the pandemic upended the activities of cultural institu- tions. The Fondation Louis Vuitton demonstrated agility in continuing to pursue its core missions: supporting artists and building a dialogue between key figures in modern art, leading lights of the international contemporary art scene and a wide audience, especially young people. The Morozov Collection: Icons of Modern Art, an exhibition initially due to be held in October 2020, ultimately opened on September 22, 2021, and by February 2022 had already drawn more than 1 million visitors. This highly anticipated exhibition, which has received unanimous praise from the art world, features masterpieces from the collection of European and Russian modern art assembled by the Muscovite brothers Mikhail Abramovich Morozov (1870-1903) and Ivan Abramovich Morozov (1871-1921). Presented for the fi rst time outside Russia, The Morozov Collection echoes the 2016 Shchukin exhibition, which marked an unprecedented new era in the partnership between the Fondation Louis Vuitton and major Russian museums. A final highlight was the Fondation Louis Vuitton s continuation of its international Hors-Les-Murs ( Beyond the Walls ) program this year, with a number of exhibitions held at its Espace Louis Vuitton locations in Tokyo, Munich, Venice, Beijing, Seoul and Osaka.