Maybe haven’t you heard about the Mona Bismarck Center. Nestled in a magnificent private mansion in the very chic 16th arrondissement, facing the Eiffel Tower, this place is the shop window of the American culture in Paris. All year long, the American cultural center provides exhibitions, concerts, events and teaching programs to present the best of American art in Paris.
Inaugurated in 1983 in tribute to the philanthropist countess, the center aims at providing a place for the French and American cultural comprehension. Art and haute couture sponsor, Mona Bismarck was friend with – among others – Cole Portre, Tennessee Williams, Cecil Beaton, Truman Capote, Cristobal Balenciaga and even Hubert de Givenchy.
In 2011, the American cultural center has been thought over, exclusively betting on American art and culture.
After housing very beautiful exhibitions, the Mona Bismarck American Center will be renamed the American Center for Art and Culture on July 4, 2019 on Independence Day to “entirely grasp its mission and its unique role as an American cultural center devoted to American art and culture in Paris”.
On this National Day, Patrick Zimmerli invites a Pan-American band for a concert you don’t want to miss!
The cultural venue also plans this summer an incredible music production to discover on the Live@ stage set in the center’s magnificent garden.
Last but not least, this summer, the American Center for Art and Culture will take part in varied events such as the Festival d'automne, FIAC Parades without forgetting a night devoted to outsider movies.
A good occasion to rediscover the American culture, in Paris!
From 4 July 2019 to 4 July 2020
The American Center For Art & Culture
34 Avenue de New York
75116 Paris 16