Explorer, environmental advocate and photographer, Sebastian Copeland and partner Keith Heger venture more than 400 miles on foot through sub-zero temperatures on the frozen ice cap of the Arctic with only courage and determination to see them through a harrowing two-month journey to the North Pole.
Gilles Bourdos has made a film that traces the story of the two Renoirs, Auguste and Jean and the woman between them, Andrée. Andrée was Auguste’s last muse, and Jean’s first wife. She was in all of his early silent films, and was the star of Nana.
French-English bilingual programs in New York City’s public schools are growing. The programs were developed not only to serve the French families who had initiated after-school programs, but also to meet the needs of a growing number of diverse Francophone immigrant children who are emergent bilinguals, better known as English Language Learners. Also, more and more non-French-speaking families are signing up for these high quality programs.
These programs were largely created as a result of the efforts of parents who put up websites, canvassed the neighborhood and worked with Principals to get the project off the ground. In the words of Virgil de Voldère who helped create a French-English dual-language program, parents should realize that "they really can make a difference, they can organize, they can propose, and they have a right to have their heritage and their language spoken in schools."
Let me first say that Banff is one of the most naturally beautiful places I have ever visited. The Banff Centre, a small complex set up in the hills overlooking the tourist town of Banff, is equipped with dining facilities, a gym, a wonderful library, performance spaces and comfortable, hotel-style rooms. Each year, BILTC brings together a fantastic group of translators and authors to work (both collaboratively and individually), talk about literature in translation, and be inspired by the natural wonder that is the Canadian Rockies.
The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater has awarded $205,000 to institutions in France and the U.S. to support residencies and the presentation of contemporary theater. Nine U.S. institutions will present the work of fifteen French artists, and six French institutions and festivals will present the work of nine American artists.
FUSED grants support the exchange of U.S. and French artists taking part in residencies and/or presentations in the partner country. This year 11 American institutions have been supported in presenting the work of French artists, and four French institutions will present the work of American artists in France.
THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON presents the Exhibit Parallel Practices : Joan Jonas & Gina Pane
Along with Curator Dean Daderko, French writer, critic, and activist Élisabeth Lebovici led a conversational tour on Saturday May 11, of the exhibit Parallel Practices: Joan Jonas & Gina Pane at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Houston. Élisabeth Lebovici gave the audience extensive details and ideas for exploring on the selection of works by the two proto-feminist artists renowned for their fundamental contributions to the field of performance art, the American Joan Jonas (b. 1936, New-York City) and the French Gina Pane (b.1939 Biarritz – d. 1990, Paris).
Degas would prowl the streets of Paris searching for subject matter to capture his view of modernity. Surprisingly, he only made one painting of the circus: Miss La La which is the subject of an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum.
EdX, la plateforme de MOOCs fondée par Harvard et le MIT, vient de développer un logiciel de notation automatisé pour les devoirs rédigés. Ce logiciel sera prochainement disponible gratuitement sur Internet et mis à disposition de toute institution souhaitant l’utiliser.