JUNE 10, 2016

Philosophy for Kids

By Suzanne Buracas

On March 19, 2016, as part the Tilt Kids Festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York initiated a one-of-a-kind event for children, inspired by the French books "Les Goûters Philo". Under the starry ceiling of Albertine Books, 80 children gathered in small groups to deep dive into philosophy and express their thoughts on subjects such as friendship and the infinite. The workshops were led by Critchley’s PhD students, who shared their experiences with us following this first-time event.

MAY 18, 2016

Oui Design During NYCxDESIGN Draws Thousands

By French Culture

From May 7 through 20 in New York City, Oui Design, the French Embassy’s program that fosters creative exchange in design between France and the U.S., co-presented over 20 events within the framework of NYCxDESIGN, New York’s official city-wide celebration of design. Oui Design brought the work of 27 international designers and curators as well as 15 manufacturers and institutions to New York.

MAY 17, 2016

'Items: Is Fashion Modern?' | Abecedarium at MoMA

By French Culture Arts

On Monday, May 16, 2016, MoMA senior curator Paola Antonelli, curator Alexandra Midal, and guests discussed in a daylong abecedarium around the upcoming exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern?: twenty-six iconic garments, accessories, and issues from the fashion universe, spanning the early 20th century to the present.

MAY 16, 2016

Barbie celebrated in Paris

By French Culture Arts

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is presenting an exhibition from March 10 to September 18, 2016, around the iconic doll, Barbie, whose story has many dimensions and has made an indelible mark on the socio-cultural history of toys in the 20th and 21st centuries. More than 700 Barbie dolls are deployed next to works from the collections of the Museum (dolls, gowns), but also works by contemporary artists, documents (newspapers, photos, video) that contextualize the « Barbie’s lives ».

MAY 16, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review


Georges Perec’s first novel; Recent New York Times book reviews of Marie NDiaye’s Ladivine and Jean-Paul Clébert’s Paris Vagabond; the surprise of this year's Goncourt du premier roman; On growing up gay: interviews with Édouard Louis and Abdellah Taïa; Publicity Internship available for July 1.

MAY 16, 2016

Interview with Curator Béatrice Gross

By Dorothée Charles

Read an interview with Béatrice Gross, who has co-curated 'Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection', on view at The Drawing Center through June 12, 2016.

MAY 11, 2016

Gloria Groom, Senior Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, receives French Legion of Honor

By Laurence Geannopulos

Gerard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States awarded in a ceremony the distinction of Knight of the Legion of Honor to Gloria Groom, chair of the Art Institute of Chicago’s European Painting and Sculpture Department on April 29, 2016.

MAY 11, 2016

Remembering François Morellet

By French Culture

We are saddened by the news that contemporary French painter, sculptor and light artist François Morellet died on May 11, 2016 in his native Cholet, France at the age of 90.

MAY 11, 2016

Interview with Dancer Alexandre Hammoudi

By Nicole Birmann Bloom

French dancer Alexandre Hammoudi has been a soloist at the American Ballet Theater since 2012. For the 2016 ABT Spring Season at the Met Opera, Alexandre will perform in several ABT repertory pieces and a new production, including works by Alexei Ratmansky.

MAY 10, 2016

"Echappés In The Streets" by Valérie Fourrier and Ursula Bensimon

By French Culture Arts

"Echappés In The Streets" is the result of both Valerie Fourrier’s original idea to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the City Ballet of San Diego (USA), and her encounter with a talented photographer, Ursula Bensimon.

MAY 5, 2016

Deserting the Site - Houston & Marfa


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.

MAY 3, 2016

Interview with Mary Rose Lloyd and Lindsey Buller Maliekel from The New Victory Theater

By Nicole Birmann Bloom

Read an interview with Mary Rose Lloyd and Lindsey Buller Maliekel, respectively Director of Artistic Programming and Director of Education / Public Engagement for the New Victory Theater, about their engagement with young audiences.