FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation have just announced the 2016-2017 French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) program grantees. The program is designed to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from both countries through their collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences, musical concepts, and professional relationships.
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 month-long Festival, French Comics Framed, started on Monday! Most anticipated books in translation by women this year. Nathalie Léger featured in the Paris Review. Sarah Kaminsky's biography on her father, an expert in forgery. Passing of writer, editor and journalist Gilles Carpentier.
Joint Project in Contemporary Art between the Nantes School of Art, the University of Houston School of Art and Geneva School of Art and Design
Hailed by the Epoch Times as a “singular virtuoso with an exquisitely sensitive playing” Mélanie Genin, is a French harpist currently based in New York. She has recently made her debut at Carnegie Hall as a soloist in the Debussy Dances for harp and orchestra as the first prizewinner of the International Shining stars series.
President Hollande Announces Creation of $100M Fund for Safeguarding Threatened Global Heritage Sites
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, on the occasion of United Nations General Assembly Week, French President François Hollande delivered a speech at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on the importance of protecting and preserving cultural heritage sites.
On Thursday, September 22, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, will give a lecture at Columbia University on The World Today and the Future of France-U.S. Relations.
Director Abbas Fahdel will be presenting his latest film Homeland, Iraq Year Zero, in multiple universities on the East coast of the United States.
French Minister André Vallini awarded the Label FrancEducation to P.S.110 the Monitor School in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and its principal, Anna Cano Amato.