The French Cultural Service office in Boston develops cultural and educational projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the French Ambassador to the United States and the Cultural Advisor in New York, its mandate is to promote and sustain high-spirited exchanges between the most promising French and American artists, writers, thinkers and educators in the jurisdiction: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

Programs, projects or initiatives benefitting from the support of the Cultural Office, in conjunction with the Embassy of France in the United States are usually also supported by the non-profit partner FACE and Institut Francais.




Islam and the French: Religion and Laïcité in the Public Sphere

February 24, 2017, 8:30am - 5:30pm
Pembroke Center at Brown University
For the inauguration of its Center of Excellence, Brown University invites you to attend this conference questionning the place of Islam in French Society today.

Irène and Francis Jacob in concert at the Providence Art Club!

Saturday February 25th at 7:00pm
Providence Art Club
When she is not busy being featured in the Showcase series The Affair or earning top honors at Cannes for her role in La vie Double de Véronique --Irène Jacob loves to sing. And when she sings, it’s with her brother, Francis, and his band. Join the party for an evening of jazzed up chansons françaises with a true French star….

Sur le Chemin de la Loi: exhibition at the French Cultural Center in Boston

February 2nd - 28th, 2017
French Cultural Center
For six years, Noëlle Herrenschmidt was in the backstage of the French Republic, pencils and brushes in hand, pushing open doors that typically remained closed. This exhibit features a selection of works that retraces the path of law in France.

See the French Film "Elle" in Theaters Near You!

Don't miss this opportunity to see the new French film Elle, a psychological thriller about a young woman seeking to reclaim her life after a traumatic event in her past. This film will be shown at the West Newton Cinema and Merrill's Roxy Theatre, but don't wait long because this film won't be in theatres forever!

The Artist's Museum at the ICA

November 16, 2016 – March 26, 2017
The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Each artwork in of the Artist’s Museum at the ICA reconfigures established narratives, asking each of us to find our place amongst newly imagined worlds. Pierre Leguillon accompanies a collection of artworks and photographs of dancers with a lightshow and soundtrack by Amy Winehouse.

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki at Colby College Museum of Art

February 4th - June 4th, 2017
Colby College Museum of Art
No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is the first retrospective of the work of Zao Wou-Ki (1920–2013) in the United States, and the first museum exhibition of his work in the U.S. in nearly a half-century.

2016 ACTFL Convention

In November, four members of the French Embassy's Cultural Services presented at the 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Rendez-Vous at Moscou by Jean Claude Redonnet at PortFringe Theater Festival

June 22 at 6:30pm, June 24 at 10pm and June 25 at 3pm
Geno's Rock Club
A true story about war and memory represented as a Greek tragedy for our time. One morning of February 1917, two soldiers, Redonnet's grand-father and his brother-in-law find themselves face-to-face at an intersection of front trenches. A complete surprise.

Call for Projects - Fund for French Dual Language and Immersion Programs in the US

Teachers and administrators of K-12 public schools, school districts, and state agencies across the United States are invited to apply for $1,000 to $10,000 grants to support the development of French dual language and immersion programs

La Loi featured in the National Center for Jewish Film festival

Sunday, May 8th at 4:30 pm and Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30 pm
West Newton Cinema and MFA
Featured in the National Center for Jewish Film festival, it will be the Massachusetts Premiere of Christian Faure's 2015 movie about Simone Veil’s intrepid fight to legalize abortion in France in 1974. The movie stars César Award-winning actress Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Before Chanel) who delivers a smoldering performance in the lead role. The welcome speech will be delivered by the Consul General of France in Boston Valéry Freland and the Q&A will be conducted by NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Leader.

Songs About Hope: Esperance & Amors in 14th-century songs by Machaut, Senleches & others

Friday, April 29 at 8pm
Church of the Good Shepherd
Join vocal ensemble Blue Heron for an evening of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness, enables him to perservere, and teaches him to find delight in his suffering. The program presents a complex of 14th-century songs which draw from each other's words and music, including En amer a douce vie, which is sung by Esperance in Machaut's Remede de Fortune.
Cultural Service Consulate General of France in Boston

31 St James Avenue
Suite 750
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 832 4460

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