We are reflecting on the opportunities we had in 2021 to reconnect with many friends of the French-American Cultural Foundation after a year of being apart, and we are even more excited about the gatherings we have planned for the coming year.
In 2021, we increased our footprint in both France and America by way of our partnerships with Institut Curie, Institut Paul Bocuse, Musée national de la Marine, Guggenheim Museum, NASA and Arianespace regarding the joint James Webb Telescope launch, NYU Washington, DC, The Washington Ballet, Palace of Versailles, The American Cathedral in Paris, The American Library in Paris, and The National Museum of Women in the Arts.
As Covid protocols allowed, we expanded our relationship with the French Embassy to include multiple in person programs. Of particular interest, we are partnering with the Embassy’s Cultural Ministry to support their new in-residence program called Villa Albertine which will span across 10 American cities. In February 2022, we will welcome the first DC-based Villa Albertine resident Céline Tricart, filmmaker and writer, to celebrate her work with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
And for a taste, shall we say, of 2022…we will be embarking on a program regarding Cuisine, setting a table to explore this topic through art, diplomacy, health, history, innovation, medicine, nutrition, science, space, sustainability, wellness, and wine.
You can be sure that all topics explored will be shown in a new light, encouraging innovation, thought, and pleasure as we reinterpret the almost three century friendship America shares with France.
If you are interested in learning how you can make a contribution to support the programming we have planned for 2022, please reach out to me and I would be happy to share more details and discuss how you can get involved.
In the meantime, we offer a toast to the friendships that expand our vision.
With best wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season.
See you in 2022!
French-American Cultural Foundation