Chicago


The French Cultural Service office in Chicago 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: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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.


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events

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

Feb 12 - May 7, 2017
Saint Louis Art Museum
A groundbreaking exploration of Edgar Degas' fascination with high-fashion hats and the young women who made them with key works by Degas that have never been exhibited in the US.
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Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais

Feb 11 - May 14, 2017
Taft Museum of Art
Exploring the intersection of French art, fashion, and history, Bijoux Parisiens presents 75 glorious pieces of jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris.
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Sabine Weiss: Intimate Memory

Feb 10 - May 21, 2017
Stephen Daiter Gallery
Rediscover the genius of French-Swiss Sabine Weiss often called the last of the French school of photographic humanist.
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Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha

Feb 10 - May 21, 2017
Kemper Art Museum
Bringing together a broad selection of prints, posters, photographs, and film, this exhibition offers an overview of the thriving entertainment cultures of Paris in the last decades of the nineteenth century.
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Question the Wall Itself featuring Janette Laverrière

Nov 17, 2016 - May 21, 2017
Walker Art Center
Question the Wall Itself, including artist Janette Laverrière, examines ways that interior spaces and décor can be fundamental to the understanding of cultural identity.
news

Expo Chicago Announces 2017 French Curators | Florence Derieux & Katell Jaffrès

Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, announces Florence Derieux from Centre Pompidou as IN/SITU curator, as well as Katell Jaffrès from Palais de Tokyo for Hors Les Murs Exhibition in partnership with the Institut Français and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US.
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Chicago & France: A New International Exchange Resilient Images

Hyde Park Art Center launches “Resilient Images,” a new international project in collaboration with the Centre régional de la photographie Nord—Pas-de-Calais (CRP) located in the North of France.
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Interview with Justine Pluvinage, Video-Film Artist

[Chicago]: Read an interview with video-film artist Justine Pluvinage, part of Resilient Images, an artist-in-residence program between the Centre regional de la photographie Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago.
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My Favorite French Dish or Pastry Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Chicago A La Carte Festival 2016’s “My Favorite French Dish or Pastry Contest”!
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Children in Paris: The Birthday Boy and Friends

Jan 14 - Oct 8, 2017
Minneapolis Institute of Art
This focused exhibition presents works on paper by Cassatt, Renoir, Lepère, and others with children as their subject, a popular subject in French art in the 1880s and 1890s.
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Vive L'Amérique: French School Children Welcome Their American Ally

March 21 - October 15, 2017
National World War I Museum and Memorial

When the Great War started in the summer of 1914, a school teacher in the Montmartre district of Paris asked his students, boys ages 8-13, to write essays and express in drawings how the war would affect their daily lives.

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Chicago, IL 60601
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