The exhibition Splendor and Surprise: Elegant Containers, Antique to Modern at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC is the first major exhibition by French curator Wilfried Zeisler, curator of 19th century art. He is a graduate from the Sorbonne University and from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, and is a scholar of French and Russian art.
May 14 - Jul 30, 2016
Fahrenheit | Flax Foundation
From May 14 to July 30, 2016, Fahrenheit will present GLMAOUR, an extensive installation produced by Renaud Jerez, in collaboration with artist Anina Troesch and writer Hardy Hill. It is the result of a one-month working process, realized on-site at Fahrenheit.
April 16 - September 4, 2016
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, present exhibition "Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora" and French artist William Adjété Wilson's work "The Black Ocean".
On March 19, 2016, as part the Tilt Kids Festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York initiated a one-of-a-kind event for children, inspired by the French books "Les Goûters Philo".
Under the starry ceiling of Albertine Books, 80 children gathered in small groups to deep dive into philosophy and express their thoughts on subjects such as friendship and the infinite. The workshops were led by Critchley’s PhD students, who shared their experiences with us following this first-time event.
Stay tuned for june events as part of dance2016!
dance2016, a bridge between France and The United States, is built on the long-standing and fruitful relationship between multiple partners on both sides of the Atlantic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is presenting an exhibition from March 10 to September 18, 2016, around the iconic doll, Barbie, whose story has many dimensions and has made an indelible mark on the socio-cultural history of toys in the 20th and 21st centuries. More than 700 Barbie dolls are deployed next to works from the collections of the Museum (dolls, gowns), but also works by contemporary artists, documents (newspapers, photos, video) that contextualize the « Barbie’s lives ».
Read an interview with Béatrice Gross, who has co-curated 'Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection', on view at The Drawing Center through June 12, 2016.