MAY 2016
 
CULTURAL AGENDA

                   The agenda for all things French in the US Southeast.

 
Alliance Française / Goethe Zentrum | Atlanta, GA | May 9, 2016

Join the Alliance française and the Goethe Zentrum in Atlanta for the 2016 celebration of Europe Day on May 9, 2016. Guest speaker Dr. Monique Seefried, Commissioner at the World War I Centennial Commission, will host a special lecture entitled “Why Is the Centennial of WWI Relevant for Understanding Europe Today?”

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FESTIVAL
Spoleto Festival USA | Charleston, SC | May 27 - June 12, 2016

Spoleto Festival USA has established itself as one of the world’s leading performing arts festivals, with over 200 premieres each year. Now in its 40th season, the festival is announcing an impressive line-up including French artists, productions and performances, as well as French-themed shows.

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VISUAL ARTS
"Marks of Genius": featuring works by French masters at NCMA
North Carolina Museum of Art | Raleigh, NC | March 19 to June 19, 2016

"Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings": Drawn from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, this exhibition features some of the most important drawings from the superlative collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, including work by artists such as French masters Edgar Degas, François Boucher and Henri Matisse.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens | Memphis, TN | April 24 - July 17, 2016

Nestled in the heart of Memphis, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens features a permanent collection that includes French and American Impressionist paintings and is now unveiling "The Impressionist Revolution: Forty Years of French Art at the Dixon", an exhibition of some of its best French pieces.

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Playhouse on the Square | Memphis, TN | April 29 to June 5, 2016

Memphis College of Art presents "Côte d’Azur, France", an exhibition of work from students and faculty who recently traveled to France’s Mediterranean coast. On display from April 29 to June 5 at the MCA Gallery in Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN.

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Dixon Gallery & Gardens | Memphis, TN | May 4, 2016

This May, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens will be hosting a talk presented by Mary Helen McCoy, owner of Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques: "Munch and Learn: French furniture from the 17th to the late 19th Centuries", an exploration of French furniture and its relationship with concurrent art.

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North Carolina Museum of Art | Raleigh, NC | May 19, 2016

The NCMA Lecture Series presents “Impressionism in America”, a talk on the long love affair between the United States and impressionism, particularly the work of Claude Monet on May 19, 2016.

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MUSIC
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts | Raleigh, NC | May 6, 2016

Join us at Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts for A DAY IN PARIS, a concert by the North Carolina Symphony with a French repertoire of Suppé: Overture to Light Cavalry, Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3, Bizet: Symphony No. 1.

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Cobb Energy Centre | Atlanta, GA | May 7, 10, 13 & 15, 2016

Rediscover Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile feuding families in this exciting new version of Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet by the Atlanta Opera at the Cobb Energy Centre.

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Samford University | Birmingham, AL | May 20, 2016

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra has entertained audiences for decades, playing a variety of classical and popular music. This month, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will perform Mozart's "Paris" Symphony at Brock Recital Hall in Birmingham, AL.

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CINEMA
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema | Atlanta, GA | Opens May 6, 2016

FRANCOFONIA, the latest film from critically acclaimed director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) will be opening in Atlanta on May 6, at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

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Alliance Française of Atlanta | Atlanta GA | May 6, 2016

Alliance Française of Atlanta presents a screening of "Le Beau Monde" in Roswell, GA. Alice, 20, works with wool creates dyes and makes clothing but doesn’t know what to do with her innate talent until she meets Agnès, a rich Parisian, who helps her integrate a prestigious school of applied arts.

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34 West Theater Co. | Charleston, SC | May 8, 2016

Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse, in Covent Garden.

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Charleston County Public Library | Charleston, SC | May 19, 2016

Film Movement Thursday at Charleston County Public Library and Alliance Française of Charleston present "Marie's Story", a film by Jean-Pierre Améris.

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PERFORMING ARTS
Marietta Performing Arts Center | Marietta, GA | May 7, 2016

Proia Dance Project celebrates the dynamic power of collaborative works. This month, three new works are presented in TranscenDANCE: An Eclectic Evening with Proia Dance Project, a fundraising performance which marks the one year anniversary of Proia Dance Project.

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