San Francisco

The French Cultural Service office in San Francisco 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: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Northern Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii.

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.



Nouvelle Vague at Bimbo's

Bimbo's 365 Club

French band Nouvelle Vague will be performing at Bimbo's 365 Club on March 31, 2017.


Grace and Perfection: The Films of Robert Bresson

March 2, 2017 - April 1, 2017
An immersion in Bresson's unsparing yet compassionate work

20th Sonoma International Film Festival

March 29, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Various Locations (Sonoma)

Now in its 20th year, the Sonoma International Film Festival (March 29 - April 2, 2017) takes place in the heart of Northern California's Wine Country and will feature more than 90 hand-selecte


From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art

November 25, 2016 - April 2, 2017
Contemporary Jewish Museum
An exhibition including French artist Christian Boltanski

Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation

January 29, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Legion of Honor

Marking the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death in 191


Museum Quest

April 9, 2017
Hiller Aviation Museum
Cultural discovery and French immersion in cultural sites around the Bay Area!

Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life

March 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Northwest Reno Library
An exhibition based on the journal written by a young Jewish French woman

Stéphanie Solinas: Identité at FraenkelLAB

March 31, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Fraenkel Lab is pleased to present "Identité", the first US exhibition of the French artist Stéphanie Solinas from March


Not Reconciled: The Cinema of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

January 26, 2017 - May 14, 2017
A retrospective of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet's work

SFMOMA: Matisse/Diebenkorn

March 11, 2017 - May 29, 2017
The first major exhibition to explore the profound inspiration Richard Diebenkorn found in the work of Henri Matisse.

Monet: The Early Years

February 25, 2017 - May 29, 2017
Legion of Honor
The first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet's career.
Cultural Service Consulate General of France San Francisco

88 Kearny Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108

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