From the desk of the Consul General - October 2018 [fr]
Dear French and American friends,
October is the month of France-Atlanta, our annual event series focused on innovation in science, culture, humanitarian affairs and business, which we co-organize with Georgia Tech. We’ll be back with more detail as this year’s forums and performance unfold, but here are a few highlights ahead of time: We have the pleasure of welcoming Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who will participate in several events, in addition to a delegation from Atlanta’s sister city of Toulouse. The delegation will be led by Toulouse Metropole VP Jean-Claude Dardelet, who is in charge of European affairs and international development, and Municipal Advisor Sophia Belkacem-Gonzalez de Canales, who is in charge of urban culture.
A huge thank you to all France-Atlanta 2018 participants from France and elsewhere plus our other organizers and sponsors old and new. These are: Delta-Air France-KLM, UCB, Mailchimp, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Honorable Anne Cox Chambers, Airbus Aerial, Rubicon and Jade Fiducial. Another thank you to our team at the Consulate General, the Atlanta Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC Atlanta), the City of Atlanta and the large number of universities and organizations dedicated to this wonderful event series focused on contemporary French excellence.
Of course even mid-France-Atlanta we cannot forget all the exciting things happening in the rest of the consulate’s jurisdiction. French art from the 19th and 20th century will take center stage in the U.S. Southeast at two exhibits.
Monet, Degas, Morisot, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Matisse, Gauguin, Chagall and Braque are already on display at the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Ga. (organized by the Dixon Gallery & Garden in Memphis, Tenn). Don’t miss this exceptional exhibit in a city that we French know as the homeland of writer Julien Greene — a place that featured heavily in his work.
In mid-October the Frist Art Museum in Nashville will welcome “Paris 1900: City of Entertainment,” an exhibit with contributions from three Paris museums — the Petit Palais: Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris, the Carnavalet Museum and the Palais Galliera. Paintings, photos, clothing, sculptures… 250 objects from Paris’ Belle Epoque, during which the Paris World’s Fair rang in the 20th century and “modernity.”
October is a month filled with science and culture!
See you soon,
Louis de Corail
Consul General of France