On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Annie Cohen-Solal and Alexander Stille for a discussion Cohen-Solal’s latest book Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel. Deputy Cultural Counselor, Thomas Michelon, welcomed the guest speakers with the following remarks.
On Thursday, March 12, 2015, Thomas Michelon, Deputy Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, honored Charles S. Cohen with the insignia of Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in ceremony at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York City.
On Thursday, February 19th, 2015, the French reading room and bookshop Albertine hosted a conversation and reception about Vaux-le-Vicomte.
On Friday, February 13th, 2015, Cultural Counselor Antonin Baudry unveiled a painting by French-Israeli Ron Agam, created especially for Albertine, the new French reading room and bookshop in the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Ten French writers have made the trip to New York and I warmly welcome each of them to the Embassy. Their American counterparts have come from closer, but responded to our invitation with equal enthusiasm. So, bienvenue! Several sponsors have made this event possible and I thank them: the Institut francais in Paris, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Wildenstein, The French American Foundation and the Y.A Istel Foundation.