A Night in Versailles: 2015 Fundraiser Gala

September 25, 2015 | 6:00pm – 11:30pm
General’s Residence, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA.

Join the French American Cultural Society for a Gala Dinner and Celebration supporting French American Cultural and Educational events.
A Night in Versailles will feature Art, Music, Silent and...Read More »

On The Boards presents "La Mélancolie des dragons", by Philippe Quesne

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September 10, 2015 – September 13, 2015
On The Boards, Seattle, WA.

Stranded in the middle of a snowy forest, six heavy metal music fans build a DIY version of a Disney theme park as a stand against cheap consumerism. A cheerfully surreal tableau slowly...Read More »

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents "La Mélancolie des dragons", by Philippe Quesne

September 17, 2015 – September 18, 2015
Portland State University -Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland, OR.

Seminal French director and Time-Based Art Festival alumni Philippe Quesne returns with the large-scale theater work La Mélancolie des dragons. Filled with Quesne’s disarming wit and hints of magical...Read More »

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents performances by Radhouane El Meddeb


September 15, 2015 – September 19, 2015
Multiple Locations, Portland, OR.

Je danse et je vous en donne à bouffer

French-Tunisian Choreographer Radhouane El Meddeb carefully observed his mother and his aunts preparing couscous and the national dishes served at his family’s gatherings...Read More »

"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 »

"Le Dernier Loup", In Theaters

Opens September 11, 2015
Multiple Locations, San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

In 1967, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads’ traditional enemies – the...Read More »

"We Come as Friends", In Theaters

Ongoing – September 3, 2015
The Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA.

WE COME AS FRIENDS is a modern odyssey – a dizzying, almost science fiction-like journey into the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, the continent’s biggest country, is being divided into two...Read More »

Brigitte on show in San Francisco

September 25, 2015
Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA.

is on show at Bimbo’s 365 Club on September 25th, 2015. Brigitte–who are neither a woman nor always called Brigitte in real life –bring us their second album: À bouche que veux-tu (Mouth of...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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Prix Cube 2016 Call for Entry now open !

Applications Open Until September 14, 2015

Applications are open for Prix Cube 2016, an international digital art prize for emeriging artists, highlighting innovative practices in today’s art.

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Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time, and Beauty

Ongoing – September 20, 2015
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA.

French artist Laurent Grasso‘s video art piece “Soleil Noir” is featured in the collective exhibition “Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space, Time and Beauty”, presented by the Contemproary Jewish Museum, in San Francisco.

In the...Read More »

Mobile Film Festival : Act on Climate Change


Submit Films Before September 28, 2015

The Mobile Film Festival is a unique concept based on three simple rules: 1 Mobile • 1 Minute • 1 Film. The special theme for this 11th edition will be: Act on Climate Change.
The 11th edition of the...Read More »

Gods and Heroes : Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

June 13, 2015 – September 13, 2015
Portland Art Museum, Portland, CA.

Portland Art Museum presents Gods and Heroes, a rich overview of masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts—the original school of fine arts in Paris and a repository for work by Europe’s most renowned...Read More »

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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