JUNE 10, 2016

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault Visits the Cultural Services & Albertine Books

By French Culture

On June 9, 2016, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault visited the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on the occasion of the Franco-American Children’s Book Publishers Conference, presented by the International Bureau of French Publishing (Bureau International des Editeurs Français).

JUNE 9, 2016

APPLICATIONS CLOSED for French-American Digital Lab Session 2: New York

By French Culture

The French-American Digital Lab—a creative and an economic development program for startups and content creators of the cultural sector—is now accepting applications from French start ups and entrepreneurs wishing to take part in its second edition this fall.

JUNE 6, 2016

Interview with ICP Curator Pauline Vermare

By French Culture Arts

Pauline Vermare is an Associate Curator at the International Center of Photography, New York, where she has worked since 2010. We asked her about the new ICP Museum and the inaugural show, Public, Private, Secret, opening June 23.

JUNE 4, 2016

Interview with Art-Act


French artists Gaspard and Sandra Bébié-Valérian, laureates of the 2015 American Residencies program of the Institut Français, were invited to Centraltrak, the University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, in November and December 2015.

MAY 31, 2016

France Rocks Summerfest 2016

By Francerocks

An international festival of music from Paris presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Bureau Export with support from Institut Français and la Ville de Paris, France Rocks Summerfest 2016 is the first event of its kind, taking place as part of Tandem Paris-New York, a transatlantic cultural partnership celebrating these two cities. France Rocks Summerfest highlights the rich diversity of music from Paris with concerts from the most cutting edge French electro, jazz, world, contemporary, pop and rock artists across multiple venues and parks in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx. The festival culminates June 21 with a concert featuring CharlElie Couture, Yael Naim, General Elektriks, and La Femme for Fête de la Musique in Central Park.

MAY 31, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Prix Littérature-monde awarded to Haitian Makenzy Orcel and Angolan Ondjaki at Étonnants Voyageurs, the Saint-Malo International Literature and Film Festival; How to Talk About Places You’ve Never Been; The Style of Max de Radiguès; Antoine Volodine’s Bardo or Not Bardo; Ladivine Reviews Abound

MAY 26, 2016

Paris-New York Tandem Transatlantic Cultural Exchange Kicks Off

By French Culture

Paris and New York—two cities with deeply intertwined cultural roots—are renewing their historic bond this summer through a five-month transatlantic cultural exchange. Kicking off on June 7th, the Paris-New York Tandem will feature over fifty events in both cities that incorporate artists, artworks, and themes native to the other.

MAY 26, 2016

Join the Albertine Community!

By French Culture

Join the Albertine community and support New York City’s only French reading room and bookshop. By becoming a part of our community of readers, you directly contribute to enriching Albertine’s French-American cultural dialogue.

MAY 26, 2016

Interview with Playwright Israel Horovitz

By Nicole Birmann Bloom

Read our interview with playwright, screenwriter and director Israel Horovitz, whose new play 'Out the Mouths of Babes' will be presented at The Cherry Lane Theater from June 7 to July 17, 2016.

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 18, 2016

2016 Summer Performing Arts Festivals in France

By French Culture Arts

From the cutting-edge proposals of the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint-Denis to the street shows of the Festival International de Théâtre de Rue in Aurillac, here is our French festival round-up in dance and theater.

MAY 18, 2016

Oui Design During NYCxDESIGN Draws Thousands

By French Culture

From May 7 through 20 in New York City, Oui Design, the French Embassy’s program that fosters creative exchange in design between France and the U.S., co-presented over 20 events within the framework of NYCxDESIGN, New York’s official city-wide celebration of design. Oui Design brought the work of 27 international designers and curators as well as 15 manufacturers and institutions to New York.