MAY 19, 2016

A Celebration of the Philarmonie de Paris

By French Culture

On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur delivered the following words to honor the Philharmonie de Paris. The evening included a conversation between Laurent Bayle, General Director of La Philharmonie – Cité de la musique, and Victoria Sanger, Vice-President of the Education Health and Arts Foundation. Patricia Barbizet, Chairwoman of the Board of La Philharmonie - Cité de la musique, also delivered introductory remarks. The event took place at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

MAY 11, 2016

France Honors Three Outstanding School Principals

By French Culture

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur awarded three school principals the distinction of Chevalier in the French Order of Palmes Académiques: Anna Cano Amato, Principal of PS 110 The Monitor school; Heather Foster-Mann, Principal of PS 133 William A. Butler School; and Lena Johnson-Barbera, Principal of P.S. 20, The Clinton Hill School.

MAY 10, 2016

Albertine Honors Chambon-sur-Lignon, Righteous Among the Nations

By French Culture

On Thursday, May 5, Albertine hosted a discussion on how the Righteous of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and the surrounding villages lived and rewrote history through civil resistance and rescue with Hanne and Max Liebmann, Nelly T. Hewett, Renée K. Silver, Patrick Cabanel, Peter Grose, and Paul Kutner. Eliane Wauquiez-Motte, Mayor of Le Chambon-Sur- Lignon also

APRIL 21, 2016

France Honors Deborah Hay, Lewis Lapham & Theodore Feder

By French Culture

On April 19, 2016, André Vallini, Secrétaire d'Etat auprès du ministre des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international, chargé du Développement et de la Francophonie, presided over a ceremony in which Deborah Hay, Lewis Lapham, and Theodore Feder were each honored with an award for their contributions to French culture.

MARCH 29, 2016

France Honors Cecile Acakpo-Satchivi, Edith Boncompain, Marie Bouteillon and Régine Latortue

By French Culture

On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon conferred the medal of the Chevaliers dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques on Cecile Acakpo-Satchivi, Edith Boncompain, Marie Bouteillon and Régine Latortue. The award was presented during a ceremony held at Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

MARCH 7, 2016

How to Talk About Places You've Never Been

By French Culture

On Wednesday, February 10th, at Albertine, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon shared these few words during a talk about Pierre Bayard's new book "How to Talk About Places You've Never Been". After the speech, Pierre Bayard and Paul Holdengraeber, the director of LIVE from the NYPL, engaged in a public conversation.

MARCH 7, 2016

Celebration of the Centre Pompidou Foundation

By French Culture

On Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon delivered the following words to honor the accomplishments of the Centre Pompidou Foundation, which has considerably helped strengthening relationships in art communities on both sides of the Atlantic.

MARCH 1, 2016

French Voices Awards Ceremony

By French Culture

On Tuesday, February, 29, 2016, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon delivered the following words during the French Voices Awards Ceremony which awarded American translators and editors for their work. The cocktail reception was held at Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

FEBRUARY 29, 2016

France Honors Five Educators with Academic Palm Award

By French Culture

On Friday, February 26, 2016, Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon named Patricia Mainardi, Patricia Conlon Moran, Françoise Noble, Sandra VanAusdal and Andrew Curran, Chevaliers dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques. The award was presented during a ceremony held at Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

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.

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