During a private dinner at the National Archives in Paris on September 19, 2019, guests were treated to a special performance by “Garde républicaine.” The dinner was part of a conference hosted by Mount Vernon.
New York Times writer Elaine Sciolino’s book, “The Seine: The River That Made Paris,” explores the famous river “through its rich history and lively characters: a bargewoman, a riverbank bookseller, a houseboat dweller, a famous cinematographer known for capturing the river’s light.”
As a life-long Washingtonian, becoming involved with the French-American Cultural Foundation has represented an opportunity to invite and reinvigorate French-influenced social, cultural and business relationships into my activities and has renewed my interest in an old love, French culture and style.
The Paris, Capital of Fashion exhibit at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s museum in New York City explores how and why Paris became the international capital of fashion.
Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-De-Siècle Paris is a “beguiling group biography of three aristocratic salonnières of Parisian high society in the Belle Époque.
Buffy Cafritz is a noted Washington, D.C. philanthropist who is a Member of the Board of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as a Trustee Council Member of the National Gallery and The White House Historical Association. She is also an Honorary Trustee of The John F. Kennedy Center for […]
Today, and every day, we honor veterans from the United States and France who have served side by side to defend freedom around the world. We say thank you to the military and their families on both sides of the Atlantic for their work and sacrifice in the past, today and tomorrow.
In today’s world where technological advancements are rapidly and significantly changing society on a continual basis, it’s hard to imagine a time when rail travel and mass book production were drivers of cultural globalization. In his latest book, The Europeans: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture, author Orlando Figes explores how European […]
innerFrench is a fun and immersive way to learn how to speak and think in French. Created by Hugo Cotton, the program features interactive methods to learn French grammar and vocabulary, which can be tough at times. On their website, there are podcast episodes discussing everything from Islamophobia in France, to the Tour de France, […]
The French-American Cultural Foundation’s Executive Director, Debra Dunn, recently sat down with Michael Poliakoff, President of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, and David Bruce Smith, Founder and President of the Grateful American Foundation for a lively discussion centered around John and Abigail Adams. Listen to the interview here The focus of the conversation […]