Friday, July 17, 2009 (11)

Jul 17, 2009
June 1, 2009
  • Treasures of Napoleon in Philadelphia

  • Jun 1, 2009 at 2:00pm to Sep 7, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: National Constitution Center
  • Description: Bien sur, c'est a Philadelphie, mais n'est ce pas a deux heures de route de New York?NAPOLÉON EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTERThe seller behind the greatest real estate deal in American history – the Louisiana Purchase – which doubled the size of the country at a cost of $15 million, or approximately four cents per acre, Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821) remains an undeniably powerful and enigmatic figure in world history. Opening on May 29 at the National Constitution Center, and running through September 7, 2009, NAPOLÉON offers visitors a rare opportunity to explore the private life of the Emperor of France and to see beyond the legend to gain an understanding of this complex political leader whose actions reshaped the landscape of Europe and America.Created from the extraordinary collection of First Empire authority and author, Pierre-Jean Chalençon, NAPOLÉON showcases rare, personal belongings of Napoléon I, as well as some of the most famous depictions of him by import
  • Created by: Daniele Thomas Easton

  • Jun 1, 2009 at 2:00pm to Jul 20, 2009 at 3:00pm
  • Location: The New School
  • Description: The Foreign Language Department of The New School offers more than 50 French courses every year.Our summer session starts on June 1st. Whether you want to travel abroad, enrich your academic program or advance your career, we have a course for you.For more information, call us at 212 229 5676 or email us at
  • Created by: Florence Leclerc-Dickler
June 3, 2009
  • "Négritude" exhibition at Exit Art

  • Jun 3, 2009 at 6:00am to Jul 25, 2009 at 4:00pm
  • Location: Exit Art Gallery
  • Description:
    Négritude, an experimental multi-disciplinary exhibition at Exit Art, explores the visionary 20th century political and artistic movement of the same name — coined by the Martinican poet, playwright, and politician Aimé Césaire in the 1930s — which flourished among Black intellectuals in post-World War I Paris and later spread to Africa, the United States and the Caribbean.
    "Négritude" exhibition currently running at Exit Art Gallery. Conceived by Papo Colo. Produced by Papo Colo, Tânia Cypriano, Rose Réjouis, Franklin Sirmans, and Greg Tate.Features work by Vladimir Cybil Charlier and André Just, Papo Colo, Thornton Dial, Jr., Thornton Dial, Sr., Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Holley, Arthur Jafa, Ronald Lockett, Tierney Malone, Mario Cravo Neto, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Xaviera Simmons, Purvis Young, François Ziliff.Négritude Party le 18 juin avec le musicien malien Baye Kouyaté et Les Tougarakes ; Dallam-Dougou aussi.Exit ArtGallery Hours:Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PMFriday: 10 AM -
  • Created by: Thomas C. Spear
June 14, 2009
  • Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages

  • Jun 14, 2009 to Aug 23, 2009
  • Location: MET
  • Description: Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle AgesJune 2, 2009–August 23, 2009Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, 2nd floorSee the exhibition's blog for more information, including curatorial comments.Learn more about a special one-day lecture event.Search the calendar for related events.Visit the online Met Store for related publications, reproductions, and other products.With strokes of genius, artists in the Middle Ages explored the medium of drawing, creating a rich array of works ranging from spontaneous sketches to powerful evocations of spirituality to intriguing images of science and the natural world. This exhibition, the first to examine in depth the achievements of the medieval draftsman, includes many works that have never before been lent outside their home countries. Through some fifty examples created in settings as diverse as ninth-century monastic scriptoria to the fourteenth-century French court, the presentation considers the aesthetics, uses, and techniques
  • Created by: Louise Mathieu
June 27, 2009
  • French Perspective at Agora Gallery

  • Jun 27, 2009 at 7:00am to Jul 17, 2009 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description: Agora Gallery is pleased to present The French Perspective, an exhilarating survey of contemporary art from France. There are a remarkable variety of styles represented in this exhibition, truly profound works that delve into humanity’s deepest creative roots. Some of these talented artists are tremendous painters and sculptors while others explore experimental techniques and new media.Exhibition Dates: June 27, 2009 – July 17, 2009Reception: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York CityGallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.Featured Artists:Pierre-Louis Acciari, Francoise Amelot, Carmenly, Michel De Caso, FLORA, David Garcia de las Bayonas, Isabelle, Géry Lamarre, Gildas Loyant, Pamela Luchitta, Hector Marino, Thierry Michelet, Musika, Rémi Salin, Tian Shi, Gerard StricherImage Credit: By CarmenlyTaraAcrylic on Canvas31" x 45"2008
  • Created by: Amanda Aaron
July 5, 2009

  • Jul 5, 2009 to Jul 17, 2009
  • Location: 3 public schools in New York
  • Description: Deux semaines d'activités pédagogiques amusantes, ateliers artistiques, visites culturelles, rencontres, jeux, sports… intégralement en français. Ce programme est conçu spécialement pour les jeunes francophones de 5 à 20 ans. Appelez-nous pour vous inscrire !
  • Created by: David Lasserre
  • Summer camp in French

  • Jul 5, 2009 to Jul 31, 2009
  • Location: The Language and Laughter Studio
  • Description: Summer Fun in FrenchJuly 6 - 31, 2009for children 3-5 and 6-8www.thelanguageandlaughterstudio.comOur third Summer Day Camp offers a creative, nurturing and relaxed experience for children ages three through eight.Campers learn from caring and supportive early childhood educators who possess strong backgrounds in the arts.At the Summer Arts and Science in French, children are encouraged to speak French through captivating workshops designed to both educate and entertain.Our integrated approach specifically engages the child in lively and creative activities to enhance developmentally appropriate skills in a foreign language.We encourage children to explore their environment and express themselves through all modes of expression including words, movement, drawing, building, sculpture, shadow play, collage, dramatic play, and music.The projects are designed to involve hands-on investigation, finding the answers to questions, reading about a topic, and visually representing their learning
  • Created by: Pascale Setbon
July 14, 2009
  • Exhibition "'Till the last drop of gas'", Road trip pictures by David Folch

  • Jul 14, 2009 to Jul 22, 2009
  • Location: 75 Varick street (Soho)
  • Description: "Till the last drop of gas" is a photo exhibition about a lonely motorcycle roadtrip, from the East coast (Daytona Beach) to the west coast, in San Francisco. After more than 5760 miles and 20 days riding and meeting people on the southern roads, David Folch, a french photojournalist, is offering his vision of the landscapes and the faces of the USA. It's also a tribute to an ending time, the fossil fuel that soon will be more difficult to find. Crossing 10 States (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California) and several national parks (Ocala Forest, Big Bend, White Sands, Grand Canyon and Death Valley), the trip ended at the Golden Gate bridge. The opening of this photo essay is July 8th from 6 to 9pm at Splashlight Studios, "One Hudson Square", 75 Varick, New York 10013.
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
July 17, 2009
  • Carla Bruni and others, Mandela Day I Radio City Music Hall

  • Jul 17, 2009 to Jul 18, 2009
  • Location: Radio City Music Hall
  • Description: A Special Concert to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 91st BirthdayRadio City Music Hall - Saturday, July 18CELEBRATING THE IDEA THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL HAS THE ABILITY TO MAKE AN IMPRINTSTEVIE WONDER, ALICIA KEYS, WILL.I.AM, T-PAIN, JESSE CLEGG, GLORIA GAYNOR AND EMCEE WHOOPI GOLDBERG TO JOIN THE MANDELA DAY CONCERT LINEUP Additional performers will join Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Forest Whitaker, Aretha Franklin, Wyclef Jean, Queen Latifah, Dave Stewart, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Josh Groban, Angelique Kidjo, Baaba Maal, Jesse McCartney, Zucchero, the Soweto Gospel Choir and a host of African artists to help kick-off the first Mandela Day CelebrationStaged by 46664 with the support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation charitable organizations and backed by world figures including President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, President Zuma, Forest Whitaker, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Laurence Fishburne, Quincy Jones and many others, the Mandela Day celebrations will bring together a raft
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy
  • Film on the green : Travaux, on sait quand ca commence, Works

  • Jul 17, 2009 from 4:15pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Tompkins Square Park
  • Description: Chantal Letellier est une «femme admirable». L'avocate gagne toujours, car dans son métier c'est un cador. Mais dans sa vie privée c'est une vraie chèvre : divorcée, mère de deux ados insupportables, pas de vie sentimentale. Alors un jour, Chantal cède aux avances d'un client, qui va finir par véritablement s'incruster dans son existence. Pour s'en débarrasser elle entreprend des travaux pour rendre sa maison impraticable...
  • Created by: Audrey Cruz-Mermy