Find the French 2016!

February 11th, 2016
Private Residence of the Consul General of France, San Francisco, CA.

Join us for our 2016 edition of Find the French, a fun evening of wine blind tasting at the Private Residence of the Consul General of France. This event features blind...Read More »

Gender in Translation at San Francisco Art Institute with Visiting Artist 2Fik

February 23, 2016
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

is a French-born Québécois artist of Moroccan heritage whose work playfully engages questions of identity and gender to discomfiting ends. 2Fik eases boundaries between propriety and scandal to suggest that identity is fractured...Read More »

"Gender in Translation" at California College of the Arts with Elisabeth Lebovici

February 22, 2016 – February 26, 2016

Visiting Critic: Elisabeth Lebovici
February 23, 2016 – February 24, 2016

California College of the Arts will host a visiting critic from Paris, Elisabeth Lebovici, who will participate in a gender in translation “open crit” staged in the...Read More »

39th Portland International Film Festival

February 11, 2016 – February 27, 2016
Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR.

The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is the biggest film event in Oregon, premiering more than 140 international shorts and feature films to Portland audiences each February. Many French films will be presented...Read More »

Love Exists: The Films of Maurice Pialat

February 5, 2016 – March 25, 2016
Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive, berkeley, CA.

The Pacific Film Archive presents films of Maurice Pialat which we have shown only once before at BAMPFA, in a retrospective the year following the director’s death. Critics consider...Read More »

Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

February 6, 2016 – May 15, 2016
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, the first major international presentation of Pierre Bonnard’s work to be mounted on the West Coast in half a century....Read More »

Jean-Michel Othoniel: Artworks in San Francisco

Multiple Locations, San Francisco, CA.

Two large-scale sculptures from French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel were installed last week: La Rose des Vents at the Conservatory of Flowers in the Golden Gate Park, and Peony, The Knot of Shame at 836M Gallery.

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"The Seattle Floor", by Veit Stratmann

August 28, 2015 – December 11, 2015
Suyama Space, Seattle, WA.

The Seattle Floor, by France-based artist Veit Stratmann, is the fourth variation on a project begun in 2010 and is based on the idea that there are “rules of the game” implicitly present in...Read More »

Barthes Vision: an online image collection


Roland Barthes would have turned one hundred years old in 2015 ! To celebrate this, the Institut Français is inviting Internet users to take part in a unique digital experience: viewing reality through Roland Barthes’ eyes, by contributing to a major image collection.

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Albertine Books in French and English Available Across the U.S.

February 2015

A new reading room and bookshop, Albertine Books in French and English, opened in September 2014 at the French Embassy in New York with 14,000 titles from 30 French-speaking countries. An accompanying online shop (albertine.com) has just launched and offers the...Read More »

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