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.

MAY 17, 2016

'Items: Is Fashion Modern?' | Abecedarium at MoMA

By French Culture Arts

On Monday, May 16, 2016, MoMA senior curator Paola Antonelli, curator Alexandra Midal, and guests discussed in a daylong abecedarium around the upcoming exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern?: twenty-six iconic garments, accessories, and issues from the fashion universe, spanning the early 20th century to the present.

MAY 16, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Georges Perec’s first novel; Recent New York Times book reviews of Marie NDiaye’s Ladivine and Jean-Paul Clébert’s Paris Vagabond; the surprise of this year's Goncourt du premier roman; On growing up gay: interviews with Édouard Louis and Abdellah Taïa; Publicity Internship available for July 1.

MAY 16, 2016

Interview with Curator Béatrice Gross

By Dorothée Charles

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.

MAY 11, 2016

Remembering François Morellet

By French Culture

We are saddened by the news that contemporary French painter, sculptor and light artist François Morellet died on May 11, 2016 in his native Cholet, France at the age of 90.

MAY 11, 2016

Interview with Dancer Alexandre Hammoudi

By Nicole Birmann Bloom

French dancer Alexandre Hammoudi has been a soloist at the American Ballet Theater since 2012. For the 2016 ABT Spring Season at the Met Opera, Alexandre will perform in several ABT repertory pieces and a new production, including works by Alexei Ratmansky.

MAY 10, 2016

"Echappés In The Streets" by Valérie Fourrier and Ursula Bensimon

By French Culture Arts

"Echappés In The Streets" is the result of both Valerie Fourrier’s original idea to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the City Ballet of San Diego (USA), and her encounter with a talented photographer, Ursula Bensimon.

MAY 5, 2016

Deserting the Site - Houston & Marfa


Deserting the Site is the first project of DUST (Desert Unit for Speculative Territories) a three-year series of transdisciplinary seminars, lectures, events and workshops co-organized by les Beaux-Arts de Nantes Metropole (France) and the School of Art at the University of Houston (TX) and conceived by Ida Soulard and Abinadi Meza in the wider context of Fieldwork: Marfa, with the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston.

MAY 3, 2016

Interview with Mary Rose Lloyd and Lindsey Buller Maliekel from The New Victory Theater

By Nicole Birmann Bloom

Read an interview with Mary Rose Lloyd and Lindsey Buller Maliekel, respectively Director of Artistic Programming and Director of Education / Public Engagement for the New Victory Theater, about their engagement with young audiences.