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“Horse Racing in Winter” a painting by Clarence Gagnon in Toronto, Ontario

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September 24, 2009 at 01:06

From La Rochelle to New Rochelle

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Written by Jon Cronin

September 24, 2009 at 01:03

Posted in Art, French History, History

French Florida Painting 1564

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August 26, 2009 at 14:53

French Broadcasters in LA in the 80’s

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August 26, 2009 at 14:52

French In America Population 1980

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August 26, 2009 at 14:38

The Comité du 14 juillet presents: Bastille Day on 60th Street -NYC

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The Comité du 14 juillet presents: Bastille Day on 60th Street

Art de Vivre à la Française

A Three Block Festival in Celebration of
French and American Friendship

Sunday, July 12, 2009
Noon to 6pm
East 60th Street, from Fifth to Lexington Avenues

Rain or Shine!

For more than ten years, Bastille Day on 60th Street has been the largest public celebration in New York of the friendship between France and the United States: nearly 25,000 visitors attended the fete in 2008. Originally commemorating France’s Independence Day, Bastille Day has grown to be a celebration of liberty, freedom, and cultural diversity, echoing on both sides of the Atlantic. Bastille Day on 60th Street is a unique gathering of French-speaking people and American Francophiles, all yearning for the tastes, sounds, and joie of France.

Spanning three city blocks, between Fifth Avenue and Lexington Avenue on East 60th Street, Bastille Day offers a fun-filled street fête that abounds with food, music, games, and more. For six hours, the street is closed to traffic and dedicated to Franco-American celebrations. With this year’s theme, Art de Vivre à la Française, the celebration will feature the French way of life, offering the best of France in New York.

Highlights will include:

  • French music and dance showcase, including the wildly popular French Can-Can dancers, to be presented on the main stage located between Madison and Park Avenue throughout the afternoon
  • French treats, including a wine and cheese tasting at the FIAF building, crêpes and pastry galore, high-end restaurant booths, and delightful pique-nique tables lining each block
  • Fabulous raffle prizes, including a Grand Prize trip to France and drawings throughout the day
  • Family Activities, including a pétanque contest, the Kids’ Corner organized by the FIAF Language Center, face painting, games, and classic Citroen cars.

    Written by Jon Cronin

    June 18, 2009 at 14:33

    NAPOLEON III AND PARIS at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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    Napoleon III and Paris
    June 9, 2009-September 7, 2009
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

    This dossier photography exhibition will focus on the changing shape of Paris during the Second Empire, when the city’s narrow streets and medieval buildings gave way to the broad boulevards and grand public works that still define the urban landscape of the French capital. A prologue will introduce Napoleon III and his family, and an epilogue will depict the ruins of Paris in the aftermath of the Commune. Drawn entirely from the Metropolitan’s collection, the exhibition will feature portraits of the Imperial family by Gustave Le Gray and Benjamin Delessert; views of old Paris by Charles Marville; photographs of the New Louvre by Edouard Baldus and of the Opera by Delmaet and Durandelle; and scenes of the destruction of Paris and Saint-Cloud during the Commune by Alphonse Liebert and Pierre-Ambrose Richebourg. The exhibition will also include works in other media from various departments of the Museum. 

    via: M.E.T.

    Written by Jon Cronin

    June 10, 2009 at 16:44

    Posted in Art, French History, New York City

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