French Embassy In the United States
June 2015

June 2015

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy are pleased to announce the French cultural events that will be presented in Washington, DC and its consular district this month


Splendor and Surprise

On view through June 7, 2015
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

This exhibition Splendor and Surprise: Elegant Containers, Antique to Modern presents over 80 boxes, coffers, chests, and other containers that reveal the unexpected ways in which cultures have contained their most treasured items and everyday objects from the 17th through the 20th century.

This is the first major exhibition by French curator Wilfried Zeisler, Associate Curator of 19th-Century Art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.  


The Art of the Flower

On view through June 21, 2015
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Featuring over 60 paintings by more than 30 artists, Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century.

Organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art

Image credit: Henri Fantin-Latour, The Engagement Still Life, 1869, oil on canvas, Musée de Grenoble. Courtesy: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)






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