The Carrefours of France in San Francisco: The Legion of Honor, and Young Monet...

During the 1849-50s Gold Rush, many French came to San Francisco to find their fortune. It was San Francisco that grew rich with the addition of French culture, and that continuing influence is seen...

The Reopening of the Franco-American Museum

During the First World War, 350 American women – all volunteers – left comfortable lives in the United States to help the war-ravaged civilian population in Picardy, in northeastern France. The dynamic leader of this effort...

From Cartier-Bresson to Contemporary PhotoFairs: San Francisco Photography

Looking at Henri Cartier-Bresson’s black and white photographs at the Leica Store Gallery exhibit, it’s clear that he put the “instant” in Instagram. There’s a man leaping into a water puddle the instant before...

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque: Washington DC

In a special exhibition opening on February 4, The Phillips Collection in Washington presents an extraordinary selection of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s  iconic and rare printed works from nearly the entire period of his lithographic...

Coming of Age: A Film Series at The French Embassy in Washington DC

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the French film series "Coming of Age.” From the 1950s to today, the films in this series present various views of the tumultuous time that is...

Macaron Mecca Comes to Los Angeles

Among all the mouthwatering French pastries, the Ladurée macaron is iconic. Quite simply, Ladurée macarons are magical. The good news: no longer do Angelenos need to fight that irresistible urge to hop on a plane...

The Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Hayes and Gough/Octavia

During the 1849-50s Gold Rush, many French came to San Francisco to find their fortune.  It was San Francisco that grew rich with the addition of French culture, and that continuing influence is seen...

Le Français: The Common Language in the New World

Nearly a century before the Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth, now Cape Cod, the French ran a thriving fur trading business from eastern Canada and southward into what became the...
AFMO celebrates the Musée d’Orsay's 30th anniversary inside the museum

American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay: Promoting Franco-American Friendship through the Arts

Entering the grand nave of the Musée d'Orsay one immediately notices Lady Liberty, Auguste Bartholdi’s small-scale version of the colossal statue gracing New York Harbor. The conservation of this world-famous icon, which was deteriorating...
Richard Diebenkorn. Ocean Park #79

Matisse/Diebenkorn at the Baltimore Museum of Art

More than 90 paintings and drawings by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) show the French modern master’s enduring influence on one of the greatest post-war American painters. Diebenkorn’s long engagement with Matisse’s work...