The French Cultural Service office in Houston 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: Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
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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FRENCH CONSULATE HOUSTON
On Wednesday November 2nd, Dr.
Feb. 3 - Jul. 9, 2017
The exhibition, ReCollecting Dogon, presented at the Menil Collection and supported in part by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston, showcases over 25 examples of artistry from the Bandiagara region acquired by John and Dominique de Menil during the mid-20th century. The sculptures, masks, necklaces, and other works by “unknown” artists not only suggest the significance of art to daily life among Dogon peoples, they evoke formidable legacies of colonialism and the limitations of representing Dogon peoples through objects collected by and for foreigners.
The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX announces French artist Pierre Huyghe as the winner of the 2017 Nasher Prize. In its second year, the $100,000 Nasher Prize is the most ambitious international award in sculpture honoring a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities.
The Educational Affairs Department of the French Embassy has created a brand new email newsletter--K-12 French Education in the
The Higher Education department of the French Embassy is pleased to inform you that the Chateaubriand Fellowship Call for applications for the academic year 2016/2017 is now open. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for up to 9 months.
Sept. 11, 2016 - May 21, 2017
Nasher Sculpture Center
Ultra-seeing, presented by the school of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication (ATEC) at the University of Texas at Dallas and Light Cone at the Nasher Sculpture Center with the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston, is a monthly screenings series exploring experimental cinema from the perspective of synesthesia, visual music, and visualization of music.
Eisenhower International School is an elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a French dual language program since 1993, from PreK to 5th grade.
French artists Gaspard and Sandra Bébié-Valérian, laureates of the 2015 American Residencies program of the Institut Français, were invited to Centraltrak, the University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, in November and December 2015.
Deserting the Site is the first project of DUST (Desert Unit for Speculative Territories) a three-year series of transdisciplinary seminars, lectures, events and workshops co-organized by les Beaux-Arts de Nantes Metropole (France) and the School of Art at the University of Houston (TX) and conceived by Ida Soulard and Abinadi Meza in the wider context of Fieldwork: Marfa, with the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston.
Retrouvez le discours de bienvenue prononcé par le Dr. Ronald W. Tobin au déjeuner francophone d'ACTFL à San Diego le 21 novembre 2015 !
Interview with Caecilia Tripp, a conceptual artist whose primary mediums are filmic installation, photography and performance. Tripp was invited by the Bronx Museum to present her latest film Music for (prepared) Bicycles during the summer of 2015.