Villa Albertine & Centre Pompidou Launch ‘Night of Ideas’ in Jersey City, March 1st

 

 

 

 

Villa Albertine, Night of Ideas. Photo credit: Elizabeth Leitzell

Villa Albertine, Centre Pompidou, and Hudson County Community College (HCCC), with the support of the City of Jersey City, today announced the Night of Ideas, to be presented at HCCC on March 1, 2024 from 6pm to 1am. For the first time, this free and open-to-all event comes to Jersey City, one of the fastest growing and most diverse urban centers in the US, as well as the future home of the Centre Pompidou’s first American branch. Interactive, celebratory, and content-rich, the Night of Ideas invites thought leaders and the public to engage together around major global issues through a festival of debate, performances, readings, and more. 

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Bronze Sculpture of the Whimsical Traveler ‘The Little Prince’ Unveiled in the Villa Albertine Garden & a Musical Play Celebrating 80th Anniversary of the Publication at National Arts Club

 

 

 

The Little Prince, sculpture by artist Jean-Marc de Pas. Image credit: Argenis Apolinario

Since Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s beloved novella The Little Prince was published in 1943, generations of children—and with them, generations of adults—have fallen under its spell. In honor of the book’s 80th anniversary, the prince himself has made his grand return to Manhattan. On September 20, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna unveiled a bronze sculpture depicting the whimsical traveler at the garden entrance of Villa Albertine, located at 972 Fifth Avenue. This project by French sculptor Jean-Marc de Pas was spearheaded by the American Society of Le Souvenir Français, in partnership with the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation.

In addition, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the publication of Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French author and aviator who lived in New York during World War II, the National Arts Club will host a musical play in French, Vols au-dessus du Volcan, is based on the correspondence between Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his wife Consuelo. The Event will take place at National Arts Club on November 21st at 6:30pm. Free with Registration.

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Villa Albertine Announces 2023 Fall Season with Spotlight on Museums, Literature, Dance & Residencies

 

 

 

Fallen Tree (2011) by YMER&MALTA/Benjamin Graindorge in the Marble Room at Villa albertine HQ. Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan Courtesy of Villa Albertine

Villa Albertine today announced its fall 2023 season: a packed schedule of performances, artists talks, and cultural events aimed at building exchange and collaboration between creative communities in the US, France, and beyond.

*Save the Date for the unveiling of ‘The Little Prince’ on September 20th.

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Villa Albertine’s Annual Event ‘Night of Ideas’ to Take Over Fifth Ave on March 3rd

 

 

 

Villa Albertine, Night of Ideas. Photo credit: Elizabeth Leitzell

Villa Albertine today announced the 2023 Night of Ideas. The event is the cultural institution’s flagship annual nocturnal marathon of intellectual debates, performances, readings, and more, centered on the great questions and challenges of our time. Programming will take place at Villa Albertine, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Ukrainian Institute of America, and The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. The Night of Ideas is coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français.

As part of Villa Albertine’s French/US Cultural Exchange for 2023, Night of Ideas, Night of Ideas will kick off in New York City on Friday, March 3rd at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Villa Albertine Announces an Exciting French/US Cultural Exchange for 2023

 

 

 

Writers Rachel Kushner and Daniel Mendelsohn in conversation with the winners of the 2021 Albertine Prize, William Rodarmor and Nicolas Mathieu, and an English translator for the event panel

Today, Villa Albertine, a French cultural institution headquartered in New York City, announced the launch and expansion of several federal arts initiatives and cultural programs across the United States that span music, visual art, philosophy, and dance.

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Villa Albertine Announced the lineup for the Annual U.S. Edition of ‘Night of Ideas’

 

 

 

Villa Albertine, Night of Ideas. Photo credit: Elizabeth Leitzell

Villa Albertine today announced the lineup for the US edition of Night of Ideas, a free annual nocturnal marathon of philosophical debates, performances, readings and more, hosted in 19 cities across the country this May. The US joins the international community in celebrating this global event, which is being hosted in over 100 countries and is coordinated by the Institut français.

Registration for Villa Albertine’s free in-person mega event is now open.

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Villa Albertine Announces an in-person ‘Films on the Green in Brooklyn and Manhattan Parks in 2022

 

 

 

Villa Albertine today announced the return of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in partnership with Face Foundation and NYC Parks. This year’s theme, “From Page to Screen”, spotlights 12 diverse and world-class literary adaptations, coming to nine different parks across Manhattan and Brooklyn from June 3rd to September 9th.

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