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2 days ago We regret the passing of visionary architect I.M. Pei, who designed the @museelouvre’s glass pyramid
2 days ago What links exist between contemporary art and the geopolitical landscape? How are nations boosting their attractiveness by positioning themselves as key players in the art sphere?
French gallerist Nathalie Obadia ( @galerieobadia) will present her new book, Géopolitique de l’art contemporain, during a discussion in English at @albertinebooks on Monday, May 20 at 6:30PM, with Benjamin Sutton ( @itsbensutton), Lead Editor, Art Market and News at @artsy. 📸 @macu52 via @verybilbao
1 week ago Only three more weeks until the first film of the @filmsonthegreenfestival! Mark your calendars for Anne Fontaine's "Coco Before Chanel," (pictured above) screening on May 31st in @centralparknyc!⠀
1 week ago Happy #EuropeDay! ⠀
Held on May 9 every year, this holiday celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe's nations unthinkable.
1 week ago You have most likely heard by now about @thethingaboutfrance (our new podcast!), but did you know that by subscribing to the podcast you could win two round-trip tickets to Paris on @airfrance!?⠀
To enter, all you have to do is:⠀
1. Subscribe to The Thing About France on Apple Podcasts ⠀
2. Send a screenshot of your subscription to ttaf @frenchculture.org before May 15. ⠀
One screenshot per e-mail address is permitted. Bonne chance!
1 week ago French phrase of the day: "Coup de foudre"⠀
Literal meaning: Strike of lightning⠀
Figurative meaning: Love at first sight⠀
Pictured below is a still from Diane Kurys's 1984 film, "Coup de Foudre," featuring @isabelle.huppert and Miou-Miou. Kurys is also a featured director in this year's @filmsonthegreen festival!
1 week ago #onthisday in 1889, the #eiffeltower opened to the public for the first time at the Exposition Universelle! Originally constructed to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and to demonstrate France's industrial prowess to the world, the Eiffel Tower still stands 130 years later as perhaps the most recognizable symbol of French culture and history.
1 week ago Happy #worldlaughterday!
Need something to laugh about? Listen to comedian David Sedaris's interview on @thethingaboutfrance as he discusses French humor and provides hilarious anecdotes about his time in France!
1 week ago #onthisday in 1921, Coco Chanel released Chanel No.5! With one bottle being sold about every 30 seconds, the iconic perfume shows no sign of becoming less popular, even after 98 years. @chanelofficial
2 weeks ago Happy #worldfreedompressday
Every year, May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. Thank you to all who have defended our right to a free press!
2 weeks ago The trailer for our new podcast, @thethingaboutfrance, is out! 🎧 Cultural Counselor @BenedictedeMontlaur interviews American cultural figures about the fascinating and complicated relationship between 🇫🇷 and 🇺🇸. Head to TheThingAboutFrance.com to hear the full version and to sign up to get notified when our first episodes are out!
3 weeks ago #bornonthisday in 1798, Eugène Delacroix was a leading figure in the French Romantic movement of the 19th century. He is perhaps best known for his painting "Liberty Leading the People," pictured above and on display at the Louvre.