MARCH 2019
Celebrate le mois de la Francophonie

March 22nd, 2019 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School
350 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose, MA 02176

Each year, as part of the world-wide celebration of Francophonie Month (a celebration of Francophone countries and the French language), the Consulate General of France in Boston and AATF-Eastern Massachusetts organize a fun day of French activities geared towards middle and high school students in the region.

Once again this year, the “Grande Fête de la Francophonie des Ecoles” will be one of the largest gatherings of French students in New England! 1000 students from New England middle and high schools will celebrate the worldwide usage of the French language at the Melrose Middle School Auditorium (350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176), on March 22nd, 2019.
From 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, students will listen to live music from Francophone groups from Mali, Crocodile River (singer and musician Balla Kouyate, his orchestra and dancers) and from Guadalupe (Jacques Schwarz-Bart and his orchestra), watch students’ performances in French, and enjoy a fun day full of prizes and surprises.

This event is an initiative of the Cultural Services Department of the French Consulate in Boston in partnership with the American Association of Teachers of French (Eastern Massachusetts), and the Delegation of Québec in Boston.

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Saturday, March 30th and Sunday March 31th
7.00 PM to 10.00 PM
French Cultural Center,
53 Marlborough St,
Boston, MA 02116

The French Cultural Center is hosting a Francophonie Film Festival, as part of le mois de la Francophonie 2019. 

-The screening of Sauvage (Wild), will be co-presented with Wicked Queer Film Festival at Coolidge Corner Theatre. 

The film follows Leo, a 22-year-old who sells his body on the street for cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here — longing for love.  He doesn’t know what the future will bring.

Viewer discretion is advised. Contains graphic scenes, sex, and nudity.

Tickets are $8 for general admission.

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-The screening of Sorry Angel (Plaire, Aimer et Courir Vite), will be co-presented with Wickeed Queer Film Festival, The General French Consulat in Boston and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. 

Paris 1993, Jacques a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties tries to miantain his romance and his sense of humor in spite of the turmoil in his life. While on a trip in Brittany, he meets Arthur, an apiring filmmaker in his early twenties, he experiences a sexual awakening. Arthur becomes instantly smitten by the older man. 

Viewer discretion is advised. Contains graphic scenes, sex and nudity.

Tickets are $8 for general admission. 

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Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The French Cultural Center
53 Marlborough St,
Boston, MA 02116

In honor of le mois de la Francophonie, the French Cultural Center is hosting French artist Marica Quartuccia for a special art show showcasing her incredible artwork. Quartuccia's artwork depicts the contrast between the challenging conditions that occur in some current African Francophone nations with the strength of the characters displayed in her portraits. This art show offers the participants to learn about and reflect upon the aftermath of colonization and what it means to be Francophone today.

This event is FREE and open to the public, however, RSVP is requested.
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February 9, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Museum of Fine Arts
Herb Ritts Gallery (Gallery 169)
465 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA 02115

“Postwar Visions” looks at the work of European photographers who, after hostilities ended in 1945, chose to use their cameras to express themselves. An influential center of this new work was located in Germany, where Otto Steinert, a medical doctor turned photographer, organized a group of artists who used the camera to explore the inner self through abstract imagery. This exhibit aims to investigate this rise of mid-century creativity in an assemblage of approximately 35 works by artists from a variety of backgrounds, including French artists.

The photographs are drawn primarily from the MFA’s collection, with a number of significant loans from private collections. 

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January 24, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Holy Cross Cantor Art Gallery
1 College Street,
Worcester, MA 01610

The exhibition "Rodin: Truth, Form, Life" is currently on display at the College of the Holy Cross Cantor Art Gallery from January 24 until April 7, 2019featuring bronze sculptures by the notable French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

The Cantor Foundations Collections have chosen twenty-two works for the exhibition that were sculpted between 1860 and 1910. The exhibition will include renowned sculptures including the Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose, 1863-1864, Monumental Head of the Shade, c. 1880, and Study for Torso of Walking Man, 1878-79. Several of the pieces in this exhibition are from the College's permanent collection and have not been on public display in recent years.

The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 10 am-5 pm and
Saturday 12 pm-5 pm

Admission to the gallery is FREE. 
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February 8, 2019 - April 21, 2019

MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15
Atrium level
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Kapwani Kiwanga's exhibition, Safe Passage, is currently on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center from February 8, 2019 until April 21, 2019

2018 Sobey Art Award receipent, Kiwanga, is a Canadian born and Paris-based artist who focuses on historical narratives while considering the global impacts of colonialism in contemporary culture. She utilizes a variety of art mediums to demonstrate her research-driven work. Safe Passage includes four recent interconnected works that concentrates on racialized surveillance as well as power dynamics. 

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Ongoing exhibition

Smith College Museum of Art
Elm Street at Bedford Terrace,
Northampton, MA 01063

The No Man's Land: Prints from the Front Lines of WWI ongoing exhibition at the Smith College Museum of Art commemorates the end of World War I while providing insight into different artist's perceptions during the war. This installation features approximately fifty works on paper made by a wide variety of German, American, English, Scottish, and French artists. 

The museum is not open on Mondays.
Museum admission fees apply.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The French Cultural Center
53 Marlborough St,
Boston, MA 02116

Join Boston's French Cultural Center in a free book club that will be focused on the French novel Le Petit Prince, which is also celebrating its 75 years of publication! Participants will discuss chapters 1 through 5 of the book. This group will then continually meet once a month from March through July. Between each meeting, participants will read around 5 chapters from the book.The discussion, recommended for all levels of French, will be in French. 

This event is FREE.
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Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY