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On the Trail of the Marquis de Lafayette

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de La Fayette (1757 – 1834), was an American hero. Orphaned early in life, Lafayette joined the French Royal Army in 1771. After having achieved...
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France in New York: La Maison Française at Rockefeller Center

Rivalling Paris, midtown Manhattan abounds in fine examples of Art Deco architecture. From the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to countless office buildings, subway stations and restaurants, there are wonderful examples on almost every block. One could...
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Dispatch from New York: Christian Dior Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum

After acclaimed stops in Shanghai, London and Paris, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams opened at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City this September. For those of us who have been yearning for a...
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American Friends Musée d’Orsay Celebrates 10+ Years

American Friends Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) is a non-public charitable organisation whose mission is to raise public awareness and financial support for the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie. Since its inception in 2009, AFMO...
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The COLCOA French Film Festival Celebrates 25 Years

The COLCOA French Film Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary live in Hollywood on November 1st at the Director’s Guild of America’s Theater Complex on Sunset Boulevard. The festival will run through November 7th...
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American Friends Musée d’Orsay to Toast its 10th Anniversary

The American Friends Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) is a U.S. non-profit organisation initiated by American citizens who recognised the contribution made by the Musée d’Orsay to American museums and to the American public. In 2008, motivated...
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Bastille Day Becomes Bastille Week in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Comité Officiel Bastille Day celebration that is usually held at San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza along the Embarcadero cannot be held this year because events that attract 7,000+ attendees aren’t currently allowed due...
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Join a Live Bastille Day Celebration Barbecue on Lake Annecy

Live on Zoom, from Duingt, France, on the western shore of Lake Annecy, Master Chef Jean-Louis Gerin will be hosting a French barbecue demonstration in honour of Bastille Day. Attendez une minute. French barbecue? Chopped...
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Gigi’s Restaurant: A Charming New French Bistro in LA

Los Angeles County restaurants are again welcoming diners indoors. Along with this great news is the opening of Gigi’s, a classic French bistro tucked away in the heart of Hollywood’s Sycamore District. Evoking the old-school...
The Ragpicker after treatment.

Modern Technology and the Art of Conserving Paintings

This is the second in a series of articles about the art of conserving paintings. Read the first here. He’s a ragpicker, a man who made his living rummaging through trash in the streets of...