JANUARY 12, 2017

Albertine's Free Events in January

By French Culture
Albertine Books, the reading room and bookshop within the French Embassy in New York, hosts free events with French and American thinkers and authors on a weekly basis. Highlights include a talk with Bernard-Henri Lévy’s about his latest book (Jan. 12), an evening with French writer-filmmaker Frédéric Beigbeder and American novelist Jay McInerney (Jan. 19), and a special event around best-selling author Timothée de Fombelle (Jan. 28), among others events.
JANUARY 6, 2017

Brooklyn Public Library, Cultural Services of the French Embassy to Host 'A Night of Philosophy & Ideas'

By French Culture
The Brooklyn Public Library, in collaboration with the Cultural services of the French Embassy, will open its doors for a 12-hour marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings and music. A Night of Philosophy & Ideas will feature discussions led by some of the world’s foremost philosophers and thinkers on the most challenging and fascinating issues confronting individuals, states and societies today
DECEMBER 15, 2016

France Honors Klaus Ottmann and Mark Polizzotti With The Order of Arts and Letters

By French Culture
Klaus Ottmann, scholar and Deputy Director for Curatorial and Academic Affairs at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and Mark Polizzotti, writer, translator, and Publisher and Editor in Chief at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be conferred the insignia of chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy. The ceremony will take place at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York, home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
DECEMBER 8, 2016

Première Édition du French-American Digital Lab Paris : Quatre Startups Américaines à la Découverte de l’Écosystème Français

By French Culture
Le French-American Digital Lab // Connecting Cultures lance sa première session parisienne du 12 au 17 décembre prochains à laquelle quatre startups américaines ont été invitées à participer. Développé par les Services culturels de l’Ambassade de France et co-produit par Business France, le French-American Digital Lab est un programme de développement économique dédié aux startups des industries culturelles et créatives.
DECEMBER 8, 2016

Four U.S.-Based Startups Selected To Participate In The First Paris Edition Of The French-American Digital Lab This December

By French Culture
The French-American Digital Lab//Connecting Cultures, is kicking off its first Paris session, December 12th through 17th, 2016. The program enables new cultural startups from France and the U.S. to adapt their products across the Atlantic. Through workshops, conferences, and networking events, the Digital Lab provides participants access with new ecosystems and leaders of the local creative industries.
DECEMBER 6, 2016

City/Cite Program Brings American Artists And Intellectuals To Paris To Tackle Questions Of Urban Democracy In The U.S. And France

By French Culture
City/Cité, a program created by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the French Consulate in Chicago, and the Institut Français, in collaboration with Andrew Diamond, author and American history professor at Paris-Sorbonne University, will bring together researchers, policymakers, activists, artists, architects, and journalists—both French and American—in Paris to discuss urban democracy on December 9th and 10th, 2016.
NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Lancement d’un Nouveau Programme de Résidences d’Artistes Français aux Etats-Unis : les Résidences Étant Donnés

By French Culture
L’Institut français, les Services Culturels de l’Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis et la French American Cultural Exchange Foundation (FACE) lancent le programme « Résidences Etant donnés ». Il va permettre aux artistes français de séjourner aux Etats-Unis, de mieux connaître la scène artistique américaine, et d’y développer leur travail et leurs réseaux. Son objectif est de favoriser l’insertion professionnelle des artistes français sur la scène américaine et de générer des projets de collaboration au-delà de la résidence.
NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Young French Cinema Announces its 2017 Film Line-up Featuring 20 Recent French Films Available for Screenings throughout the U.S.

By French Culture
The third edition of the Young French Cinema program, which opens in January 2017 and runs through the year, will offer American theaters, universities, film societies, art house cinemas, the Alliance Française network and other organizations the opportunity to screen contemporary French films and hold discussions with French filmmakers. The program is co-produced annually by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and UniFrance, in partnership with Telefilm, ACID and CineConductor.
NOVEMBER 16, 2016

France Honors Daniel Glass and Nile Rodgers With the Order of Arts and Letters

By French Culture
Music industry executive, Daniel Glass, and Grammy Award winning record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, and have been conferred the insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters by Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at a ceremony taking place at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York, home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
NOVEMBER 14, 2016

Albertine's Free Events in November and December

By French Culture
Each month, Albertine Books, the reading room and bookshop within the French Embassy in New York, hosts a number of free events with French and American thinkers and authors. November and December will feature a the launch evening of Vincent Van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook (Nov. 18); a conversation with the director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology Valerie Steele, and author Anka Muhlstein around the Countess Greffulhe (Nov. 22); a discussion around celebration of the recent nomination of Le Corbusier's architectural work as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO (Dec. 7); and a Jean Cocteau evening (Dec. 14), among other events.
NOVEMBER 14, 2016

François Nars Received the Medal of the Legion of Honor

By French Culture
François Nars, makeup artist, photographer, author, and Founder & Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics, has been conferred the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by D’Artagnan founder Ariane Daguin, on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, at a ceremony taking place at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York, home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Judith Thurman To Receive the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

By French Culture
Judith Thurman, author, French literature scholar, and staff writer at The New Yorker, will be conferred the insignia of chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, on Monday, October 31st, 2016, at a ceremony taking place at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York, home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

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