FEBRUARY 5, 2016

France Honors Anne Berthelot

By French Culture

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon named French professor, writer, and President of the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique, Dr. Anne Berthelot, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académique. The award was presented during a ceremony held at Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, during which eight awards were also presented to support dual language student teachers in obtaining Masters degrees in Bilingual Education.

JANUARY 19, 2016

French Embassy Launches Oui Design Program

By French Culture

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York hosted a press conference on the 2016 edition of WantedDesign and the launch of Oui Design, a multifaceted program to foster creative exchange in design between the U.S. and France. The programs share a common goal to nurture design innovation at an international level. Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon opened the conference with the following remarks.

DECEMBER 1, 2015

France Honors Carl Andre and Paula Cooper

By French Culture

On Monday, November 30, 2015, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur awarded renowned sculptor Carl Andre and esteemed gallerist Paula Cooper with the Order of Arts and Letters. The awards were presented during a ceremony held at Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

NOVEMBER 30, 2015

France Honors Carla Peterson and Charles Ruas

By French Culture

On Monday, November 23, 2015, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur honored dance and choreography authority Carla Peterson and writer/translator Charles Ruas with the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. The awards were presented during an intimate ceremony held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

NOVEMBER 30, 2015

Opening Reception for L'Ecole des Loisirs 50th Anniversary Events

By French Culture

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur delivered the following remarks during the opening reception for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of renowned French publishing house for children's books, L’École des Loisirs. The cocktail reception was held at Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

France Honors Adam D. Weinberg

By French Culture

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Whitney Museum of American Art Director Adam D. Weinberg was presented with the Insignia of the Order of Chevalier of Arts and Letters. The award was presented during an intimate ceremony held at Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

NOVEMBER 16, 2015

High Schools Debate Climate Change

By French Culture

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon delivered the following remarks to open a debate on climate change featuring high school students from the Lycée Français of New York, French Heritage program, and the vast network of New York public schools. The students discussed the issues surrounding climate change with experts Jeffrey Kluger, Patrick Bolton, Pierre Gentine, and Peter B. de Menocal. The debate was held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

NOVEMBER 13, 2015

France Honors June Hargrove, Jill Schoolman and Alison Stones

By French Culture

On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon presented the Insignia of the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters to June Hargrove and Alison Stones, historians of French art, and Jill Schoolman, founder of Archipelago Books publishing house. The honorees were awarded in an intimate ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

NOVEMBER 6, 2015

France Honors Gilles Bransbourg

By French Culture

On Thursday, November 5, 2015, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon decorated esteemed scholar Gilles Bransbourg with the Insignia of the Chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Academiques. The award was presented at an intimate ceremony held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

NOVEMBER 3, 2015

France Honors Christo

By French Culture

On Monday, November 2, 2015, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur honored renowned artist Christo with the medal of the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. The award was presented in an intimate ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York City.

OCTOBER 25, 2015

An Evening with Greil Marcus

By French Culture

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur delivered the following remarks before a conversation between cultural critic Greil Marcus and poet and essayist Robert Polito to mark the release of two of Marcus’ new works, Three Songs, Three Singers, Thr

OCTOBER 25, 2015

France Honors Avital Ronell

By French Culture

On Thursday, October 22, 2015, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur honored distinguished philosopher Avital Ronell with the insignia of Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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