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Jan
24
Wed
Un Mois, Un Livre: Discussing L’exposition Coloniale at the French Cultural Center @ French Cultural Center
Jan 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center’s Monthly Literature Workshop

French Cultural Center Literature Workshop

Un Mois, Un Livre is a monthly literature workshop that is led by Center professor, Benjamin Capellari. Intended for intermediate to advanced French speakers (B1+), it is presented in French in the Library. This month, join the Center for an in-depth discussion on Érik Orsenna’s L’exposition coloniale.

The required book, to be read in advance, can be purchased from the French Cultural Center Reception desk. 

Price: Members: $20 | Non-member price: $25

 

About the French Cultural Center

The French Cultural Center of Boston is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the vibrant growth of French Language and Francophone Cultures in New England.

Their library houses the second largest private collection of French books, periodicals, DVDs, and CDs available in the United States, in addition to offering online accessible resources through Culturethèque. Their school, a member of the Alliance Française network, offers language classes and programs for adults and children. Their cultural programming showcases the many aspects of Francophone cultures through numerous lectures, concerts, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, art exhibitions, holiday celebrations and more. Political and artistic personalities often hold talks at the French Cultural Center, making it the hub of French culture in Boston.

The French Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your membership and donations are tax-deductible.

Feb
1
Thu
Series Opening: May ’68 Revisited at the French Cultural Center @ French Cultural Center
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

French Cultural Center Special Series Opening: May ’68 Revisited

French Cultural Center Special Series Opening

The French Cultural Center will host a reception to inaugurate the winter/spring series of May ’68 events. The Center’s partners from Harvard and Northeastern universities will be on hand to highlight their activities, events and why they believe the seminal events of 50 years ago remain crucial to examine today.

The evening includes the opening of the photo exhibit “May ’68: When Paris Erupted in Protest,” by French photographer Marc Riboud (1923-2016). Riboud, two-time winner of the Overseas Press Club Award and Sony World Photography Lifetime Achievement Award, was known for his beautifully-composed black-and-white photographs and focus on people and places.

About the Exhibition

On May 3, 1968, Parisian students took to the street in protests that spread throughout France, quickly engulfing offices, factories and other places of work. The country came to a near-standstill. This exhibition of works by the late French photographer Marc Riboud reminds us of both the passions of the moment and of the enigmatic playfulness that striking students and workers frequently displayed. The annotated exhibit will provide a timeline of the developments that terminated, unpredictably, with a massive electoral reaffirmation of the government of President Charles de Gaulle.

An advance RSVP is required for this event.

 

May ’68 Revisited: The Occupy Movement that Paralyzed France
This winter and spring, the French Cultural Center / Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge, in partnership with Northeastern University and Harvard University, presents May ’68 Revisited: The Occupy Movement that Paralyzed France. This months-long series of exhibitions, discussions, debates, film screenings, readings and other activities presents the viewpoints of authors, photographers, journalists, artists, academics, politicians and others to help you discover, appreciate and understand the impact of the May ’68 uprisings.

Sponsors
This event is made possible thanks in part to Steven Galante, Chairman of the French Cultural Center, Natixis Global Asset Management, the Mosaïque Cultural Fund, and Vinadeis.
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Feb
21
Wed
Un Mois, Un Livre: Discussing Poèmes à Lou at the French Cultural Center @ French Cultural Center
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the French Cultural Center’s Monthly Literature Workshop

Un Mois, Un Livre is a monthly literature workshop that is led by Center professor, Benjamin Capellari. Intended for intermediate to advanced French speakers (B1+), it is presented in French in the Library.This month, join the French Cultural Center for an in-depth discussion on Guillaume Apollinaire’s Poèmes à Lou.


The required book, to be read in advance, can be purchased from the French Cultural Center Reception desk. 

Price: Members: $20 | Non-member price: $25

 

About the French Cultural Center

The French Cultural Center of Boston is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the vibrant growth of French Language and Francophone Cultures in New England.

Their library houses the second largest private collection of French books, periodicals, DVDs, and CDs available in the United States, in addition to offering online accessible resources through Culturethèque. Their school, a member of the Alliance Française network, offers language classes and programs for adults and children. Their cultural programming showcases the many aspects of Francophone cultures through numerous lectures, concerts, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, art exhibitions, holiday celebrations and more. Political and artistic personalities often hold talks at the French Cultural Center, making it the hub of French culture in Boston.

The French Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your membership and donations are tax-deductible.


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