Fall Edito

As autumn begins, we are eager to return to the lively rhythm of the cooler months. In New York and around the country, our cultural programming is back in full swing with events that offer space for thoughtful exchange and debate.
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Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo

This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach.
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Unequal Partners: American Foundations and Higher Education in Africa

A nuanced analysis of a US-led initiative of uncommon ambition featuring seven foundations committed to strengthen capacity in higher education in Sub-Saharan African universities. Putting new philanthropic trends into historical perspective, the author examines the conditions under which philanthropy can be effective, the impasses that foundations often face, and the novel context in which philanthropy operates today.

Smart Loire Valley Program Fellowships

This call is open to all research disciplines and offers post-doctoral fellowships for international experienced researchers in region Centre-Val de Loire laboratories

Dufrenoy Scholarships from SPFFA to research and study Sciences in France

Each year the Jean et Marie-Louise Dufrenoy scholarships enable two American students in the sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medecine, geology, botany) or in technology (engineering, computer science, etc.) to pursue further studies in France during a full academic year within the student’s own field.


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The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels

A scintillating glimpse into the lives of acclaimed writers and artists and their inspiring, often surprising convergences, from the author of "Monsieur Proust’s Library".
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Montaigne: A Life

One of the most important writers and thinkers of the Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne helped invent a literary genre that seemed more modern than anything that had come before. But did he do it, as he suggests in his Essays, by retreating to his chateau, turning his back on the world, and stoically detaching himself from his violent times? In this definitive biography, Philippe Desan, one of the world’s leading authorities on Montaigne, overturns this longstanding myth by showing that Montaigne was constantly concerned with realizing his political ambitions—and that the literary and philosophical character of the Essays largely depends on them.
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Jean Renoir: A Biography

Originally published in France in 2012, Pascal Mérigeau’s definitive biography of legendary film director Jean Renoir is a landmark work—a study of one of the most fascinating and creative artistic figures of the twentieth century.
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The Gardens of Consolation

In the early 1920s, in the remote village of Ghamsar, Talla and Sardar, two teenagers dreaming of a better life, fall in love and marry.
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The Deep Sea Diver’s Syndrome

They call them “mediums”—professional dreamers who “dive” into the dream world to retrieve items that convert to valuable artworks in the waking worl

French Books USA: Week in Review

Innovation featured in this year's Children books festival in France, City/Cité A Franco-American exchange in Paris on and about urban democracy, La Maison Victor Hugo pays tribute to the poet by dedicating an exhibition to one of his earlier poems ‘La Pente de la Rêverie’.



French Grammy Awards Nominees 2017

The Recording Academy has just released its list of nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards Ceremony, to be held next February in Los Angeles. The 2017 is, once again, very strong with nominations of French artists and labels, notably with Jean-Michel Jarre nominated in an electro category, Gojira nominated in two rock categories, and a legion of nominations for the label Harmonia Mundi and its imprints.

New Release from Piers Faccini; Touring Early 2017

Singer-songwriter Piers Faccini recently released his latest album ‘I Dreamed an Island’ via Six Degrees Records and announced several concert dates in North America for early 2017, including Winter Jazz Fest in New York in January and Washington DC’s Sixth & I Synagogue venue on January 14th.

New Yann Tiersen Release and Contest

Following the release of EUSA, a brand new album of piano compositions recorded live at Abbey Road, Yann Tiersen is launching a competition to find the best and most interesting interpretations of tracks from the album.

Marie-Jo Thério in Concert

Jan 19, 2017 | 7PM
Lycée Français de New York (LFNY)
Lycée Français de New York presents music from Quebec with this concert of Marie-Jo Thério in January 2017.

Django Reinhardt NY Festival in November

Going stronger than ever The Django Reinhardt NY Festival and The Allstars have taken the US by storm. They are headed again to NY from Paris, landing at Birdland, their official home, where it all started in 2000, with an ‘idea’ inspired by Producers Ettore Stratta and Pat Philips due to their work with famed Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli, Django’s partner, back in the 30’s and 40’s.

Her Announces US Tour, Baby's All Right Show

Critically buzzing French alternative pop duo HER will embark on a North American headline tour this fall.

Visual & Performing Arts


Wajdi Mouawad at the Wilma Theater

Nov 29 - Dec 11, 2016
Wilma Theater
Performed worldwide, this semi-autobiographical, tour de force performance comes from Lebanese-Canadian artist Wajdi Mouawad, whose play Scorched was a hit at the Wilma in 2009.

Picasso's Picasso's at Gagosian

Nov 10 - Dec 17, 2016
Gagosian Gallery
Gagosian presents 'Picasso’s Picassos: A Selection from the Collection of Maya Ruiz-Picasso', an exhibition of works from the collection of Maya Ruiz-Picasso, organized by Diana Widmaier Picasso.

Almine Rech inaugurates new gallery with 'Calder and Picasso'

Oct 28 - Dec 17, 2016
Almine Rech Gallery
Curated by the artists’ esteemed grandsons, Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, this exceptional and intimate exhibition will be the first to explore the creative dialogue between these two modern masters.

Nathalie Rodach: Call In at The Chimney

Nov 18 - Dec 18, 2016
The Chimney NYC
The Chimney presents "Call In" by Swiss French artist Nathalie Rodach. Described as "Visual Philosophy", Rodach's work is imbued with questions on the living and human evolution. The exhibition reveals multiple open narratives and raises existential questions on the role of memory, the necessity of transformation and reinvention.

Claude Lalanne at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Oct 28 - Dec 23, 2016
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Paul Kasmin Gallery presents 'Claude Lalanne: Bijoux', the artist’s inaugural jewelry exhibition in the United States, on view from October 28- December 23, 2016 at 297 Tenth Avenue. The exhibition is her largest to date, including unique works and editions, spanning 40 years of the artist’s oeuvre.

Impasse Ronsin at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Oct 27 - Dec 23, 2016
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Taking as its focus the historic Parisian alley once home to the studios of Constantin Brancusi, William N. Copley, Max Ernst, Yves Klein, Les Lalanne, Larry Rivers, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely and numerous other seminal 20th-century artists, the exhibition will include work by these artists in an elaborate installation designed to embody the collaborative atmosphere of the Impasse Ronsin.

Film, TV & New Media


Four Emerging Startups Selected for the French-American Digital Lab in Paris

A group of 4 American startups were selected to participate in the inaugural Paris session of the French-American Digital Lab // Connecting Cultures exchange program,

THE BUREAU Season 2 Available on Sundance Now

US members of Sundance Now will be able to stream S1 and S2 exclusively on SundanceNow.com.

29th AFI European Union Film Showcase

December 1-18, 2016
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy announces the AFI European Union Film Showcase, including five 2016 French co-productions.

French-American Digital Lab New York 2016 Highlights of the Second Edition

From October 17th to 26th, 2016, New York welcomed the second edition of the French-American Digital Lab, an exchange program for startups from the cultural and creative industries, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Business France. During this 10-day program, participants enjoyed a full experience filled with individual meetings, creative sessions, networking events, and site visits to New York’s cutting edge tech institutions.

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche: a tour to present his work to American audiences

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche will be introducing and speaking about his work and on that occasion his previous and latest works will be screened in multiple locations. Find the full program of his tour below.

Director Abbas Fahdel presents “Homeland: Iraq Year Zero” in a special tour of US Universities

Director Abbas Fahdel will be presenting his latest film Homeland, Iraq Year Zero, in multiple universities on the East coast of the United States.
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