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Napoléon, Power and SplendorJune 9 – September 28 at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.            Step inside the private world of Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821) and discover the exquisite works of art that crafted Napoléon’s image, as well as the Imperial Household that supported his audacious rise to power. More than 200 works of art—many of which have never before been exhibited in the United States—reveal the intricacies of the Emperor’s daily life and the range of works commissioned by and for him. This exhibition of international loans includes major masterpieces of painting, decorative arts, sculptures, engravings, and more—brought together from the Château de Fontainebleau, the Louvre, the Musée de l’Armée in Paris, and other world-class collections.

Sense of Humor: July 15, 2018 - January 6, 2019 at the National Gallery of Arts, celebrates this incredibly rich though easily overlooked tradition through works including Renaissance caricatures, biting English satires, and 20th-century comics. The exhibition includes major works by some French artists such as Jacques Callot and Honoré Daumier.

Canada Now Film Series: July 16–September 3 at the American Film Institute (AFI) Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Downtown Silver Spring. The series features a variety of French-language films, including a restoration of master-documentarian Michel Brault’s 1967 narrative debut “BETWEEN SWEET AND SALT WATER [ENTRE LA MER ET L’EAU DOUCE]”.

August 2018 

Dance Soirée in Paris: Friday August 3 at La Maison Française, 7pm - 10:30pm. Enjoy a delightful evening of dancing with Viennese Waltz, Tango, and Salsa lessons followed by a night of dancing. Details and Tickets online by International Club of DC.


August 17‐19: the 12th Annual D.C.African Diaspora International Film Festival at the George Washington University (GWU) Marvin Center will feature 16 films that will take audiences in and out of the United States – including 8 films directed by women, 6 Francophone films, and 14 DC premieres. Discover the outstanding Francophone line up! 

August 23, 6:30pm: "Mata Hari Agent H21" at SPY MUSEUM.Mata Hari 3 Along with the evening's screening enjoy popcorn and sparkling French soda almost as tasty as Jeanne Moreau's Mata Hari! In French with English subtitles.Cosponsored by the Alliance Française de Washington. 

For Alliance Members tickets email soltmans@spymuseum.org

Fall 2018 - Save the Dates!

CONCERT: "FORMIDABLE! The Aznavour tribute”: Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Aznavour tributeGil Marsalla & Directo Productions present FORMIDABLE! The Aznavour tribute, starring the internationally acclaimed Jules Grison. At La Maison Frnçaise, in partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce.

OPERA: Charles Gounod’s very first opera, Sapho. Internationally-acclaimed mezzo Kate Lindsey will sing the title role in a performance at GWU Lisner Auditorium on Sunday, November 18, 2018, 6PM. It will be the first professional performance of this piece in the United States.

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