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Inaugural reception for the Columbia Maison Franaise Centennial Exhibition

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus East Gallery, Buell Hall

Inaugural reception for  the Columbia Maison Franaise Centennial Exhibition in Buell Hall.


6:30 p.m. : Remarks by Shanny Peer, Maison Franaise Director and exhibition curator

Columbia Maison Franaise Centennial 1913-2013: Celebrating a Century of French Culture and Ideas at Columbia University in New York


Exhibition opening reception on September 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibition on display through October 30.


Exhibition curated by Shanny Peer, and co-organized by the Maison Franaise and Rare Book & Manuscript Division of Columbia Libraries.


This exhibition celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Columbia Maison Franaise, founded in 1913 and the first French academic and cultural center on an American campus.  It presents a wonderful collection of unpublished photographs, documents, program materials, and AV archives. These are woven into a narrative celebrating the rich history of the Maison Franaise and the role it has played in exposing Americans to notable French thinkers and artists,  disseminating French and Francophone culture and ideas in the U.S.,  and nurturing strong ties between Columbia University, France, and the Francophone world.   


The Centennial Exhibition is on display at the Maison Franaise in Buell Hall. It is free and open to the public from September 5-October 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during evening events at the Maison Franaise. "Sneak preview" of the exhibition is September 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with free movie snacks and raffle tickets for prizes distributed at Films on the Green screening that evening.