French Cultural Center Special Exhibit: May ’68

May ’68: When Paris Erupted in Protest

French Cultural Center Special Exhibit (Credit: French Cultural Center)

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.  As part of this program, the Center is hosting an exhibition of photographs by Marc Riboud.

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. 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.

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.

This exhibition will run from February 2 – 28, 2018.

About 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.