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 Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
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 French Culture Highlight: Must-See Films on DCL
Music Highlights are back! This time, we're featuring a musician who will actually be performing at the Cedar Cultural Center in just a couple of weeks: Élage Diouf! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZeiebilJoY Diouf was born in Dakar, Sénégal but settled in Québec, Canada in 1996, where he has pursued a career in music. His music is mainly in … Continue reading Francophone Music Highlight: Élage Diouf
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 Internship Opportunities with AFMSP
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 French Culture Highlight: Les Revenants
Le Cercle Français and the Alliance Française's Jeunes Cadres Dynamiques have teamed up to bring you a fantastic night of crêpes and conversation! Join the two groups at the Alliance Française's headquarters on Thursday, October 19th at 5:00pm for some authentic French crêpes and other refreshments. Please RSVP in advance via the Alliance's event page. … Continue reading Crêpe Night with Le Cercle Français and les Jeunes Cadres Dynamiques
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 Club Vélo Kick-off Ride!