Fondation Louis Vuitton Hosts US Expats in ‘Being Modern: MoMA in Paris’

Installation view of ‘Being Modern: MoMA in Paris’ Martin Argyroglo/Fondation Louis Vuitton Installation view of ‘Being Modern: MoMA in Paris’ Martin Argyroglo/Fondation Louis Vuitton The U.S. ex-pat artists and intellectuals who fled to Paris’s bohemian Left Bank in the 1920s have captured the American and French imaginations for the better part of a century. It’s fitting, then, that the City of Light’s Fondation Louis Vuitton is now playing host to the first comprehensive show in Paris to date of the Museum of Modern Art’s famed collection. Spanning four floors of the foundation’s crystalline Frank Gehry-designed building, “Being Modern: MoMA in Paris” features over 100 works by artists ranging from Pablo Picasso to Kerry James Marshall hailing from Manhattan’s bastion of modern artistic mastery. MoMA generally keeps a firm hold on its prized collection, often to the chagrin of other museums around the world, so the scope of work on [...]