Double the Fun in the Two Charentes

If you’re seeking la France profonde, with great weather, endless sandy beaches, and plenty for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike, you need look no further than Charente and Charente-Maritime, says Guy Hibbert. Having owned...

Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor at The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena

This fall, the Norton Simon Museum presents “Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor”. Edgar Degas, renowned for his impressionist paintings, was also a groundbreaking sculptor. He enjoyed capturing female dancers and experimented with unusual angles...

Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party at the Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s celebrated painting “Luncheon of the Boating Party” serves as the centrepiece for this charming exhibit, a compilation of over 40 works by the artist and his contemporaries. The setting for many of these...

Autumn in Paris: A Fabulous Fest with American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay

Once again the American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay (AFMO) hit it out of the park with a spectacular weekend full of unparalleled private access to exhibitions and homes, providing rare opportunities for art...

The Bridge 2017: The Historic Transatlantic Race Celebrates Franco-American Friendship

It was a race like no other: the Queen Mary 2 against a fleet of giant trimarans, the course retracing the route American forces took in 1917. Precisely 100 years to the day of...

Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures at the National Gallery, Washington DC

One of the most famous and prolific artists of eighteenth-century, Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806) is known for his sophisticated yet fluid style. His remarkable talents were fostered in Paris while studying with François Boucher, and...

Paris of the Pacific: San Francisco Holds French Focused Heritage Day

The promotional flyer for the upcoming San Francisco Heritage Day 2017 announces: “Once upon a time, the French community in San Francisco…” Historian Dr. Claudine Chalmers completes the sentence in her own way: “…was so large and...

Autumn in Paris: American Friends of Musée d’Orsay

Each year American Friends of Musée d’Orsay offers a rich program of activities and visits for its members. This yearlong calendar of exclusive activities is capped off by a weekend program and Gala evening...

The French Heritage Society: 35 Years of Restoring Art and Architecture

Since 1982, the French Heritage Society (FHS) has been preserving, restoring and promoting French heritage in America and France. And FHS is unique in the realm of non-profit organizations that support French heritage; its...

Anne Morgan, “A Great Friend of France”

The Franco-American Museum at Blérancourt has reopened this summer after a decade-long project of renovation and considerable expansion. Mary Winston Nicklin remembers the selfless work of the American woman who founded it. "Look girls!” I...