Together with Notre-Dame de Paris
April 19, 2019
Celebrating the spiritual and cultural significance of Notre-Dame de Paris and hope for its future after the tragic fire, this unique concert will feature Johann Vexo, organist at Notre-Dame de Paris. The French-American Cultural Foundation in conjunction with the Embassy of France in the United States, Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris, and Jefferson Hotel have come together to organize this unique free concert.
The concert will take place on April 26, from 7pm at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington DC.
The concert is free and no ticket reservations are required.
You can also support fundraising efforts for the rebuilding of Notre-Dame through these organizations:
Friends of Notre-Dame: You can donate online using a credit card or PayPal, or by sending a check in the mail.
La Fondation du patrimoine: The French Heritage Foundation is accepting tax-deductible donations online via credit card to contribute to rebuilding the cathedral.
France and the American Revolution
April 11, 2019
The American Revolution: A World War, is a ground breaking exhibition running until 9th July at the National Museum of American History. The exhibition examines the 1781 victory at Yorktown and the Franco-American partnership that made it possible. Centerpiece of the exhibition includes two paintings created by Louis-Nicolas van Blarenberghe as copies of those presented to King Louis XVI. The exhibition features The Siege of Yorktown and The Surrender of Yorktown, both painted in 1786, and George Washington’s early 1780s portrait by Charles Willson Peale, united for the first time in a national museum since their display together in the 1700s. The exhibition and the history behind it are examined in the Smithsonian Magazine.