French Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Ah, l'art français... For those of us unable to hop on a plane to visit the Louvre or the Musée d'Orsay when we feel like perusing the works of Monet, Degas, and Rodin, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) has a huge variety of French art, from classics to lesser-known masterpieces. Whether you decide to... Continue Reading →


French Culture Highlight: Must-See Films on DCL

Cinema: a quintessential French experience. Where would we be today without the works of Georges Méliès, Jean-Luc Godard, or Jean Renoir? In a world much more drab and uninspired, to be sure. Luckily, the University of Minnesota has a veritable treasure trove of movies uploaded to their Digital Content Library (DCL). Among their numerous collections,... Continue Reading →

Internship Opportunities with AFMSP

Alliance Française has four internship openings, and they encourage UMN students to apply! Although the positions are unpaid, they require only 10 hours of work per week in the AFMSP office, with flexible office hours (any time between 9:00am-8:00pm M-Th, 9:00am-5:00pm F, Sa) that can be determined by the intern. Interns are also offered a membership... Continue Reading →

French Culture Highlight: Les Revenants

As the weather finally turns chilly and I bring out my extensive sweater collection from storage, I happily turn towards my favorite autumn tradition: spooky, supernatural stories. This year, I've been lucky enough to find a zombie drama in French that departs from the usual zombie story cliché. Les Revenants (English: The Returned) is a popular... Continue Reading →

Club Vélo Kick-off Ride!

Do your interests include both biking and French culture? This is the group for you! The Alliance Française has a kick-off event for their newest club, Club Vélo, on Friday, April 21st from 6:00-8:00pm. The kick-off ride will entail a short ride down the Cedar Lake trail and back to the AF building. Participants will... Continue Reading →

Silent Short Animated films by Serge Avedikian

Thursday | 04/20/2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Alliance Française will be presenting three short silent animated films by visiting French-Armenian director Serge Avedikian. Avedikian will lead a discussion on his work in French in between and after the screenings. Admission is free for AF members and only $5 for the general public. Please RSVP here in advance... Continue Reading →

Petit Déj

See you all at Alliance Française on April Fool's Day from 9:30-11:30am for some fun French conversation! We promise, this event is no April Fool's joke. Venez nombreux savourer un café, manger du pain et avoir des conversations en français dans La Grande Salle.

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