Fostering cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

News (Blog)

Our blog is a nice place to find information about our organization. Members can post new blogs or add comments on existing blog. Try it, it's easy! The information posted needs to be related to our organization. Members can now upload photo albums by editing their profiles. Try it!
  • 27 Feb 2016 10:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The accidental discovery of Prussian blue in an alchemist’s laboratory around 1704 helped to open up new possibilities for artistic expression at the dawn of the Enlightenment. A Revolution of the Palette explores the use of this pigment, followed by the introduction of cobalt blue and synthetic ultramarine, by French artists from the Rococo period to the threshold of Impressionism.

    Read more: http://www.nortonsimon.org/a-revolution-of-the-palette-the-first-synthetic-blues-and-their-impact-on-french-artists/view/2015-07-17?CalendarStart=193&CalendarEnd=10#

  • 26 Feb 2016 4:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Toledo Museum of Art "Art House Film Series":
    “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress, and the Tangerine,” a 2008 documentary about extraordinary multi-media French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, will be shown at 7 p.m. March 11 in the Little Theater. Bourgeois, who died in 2010 at the age of 98, was the first woman to be honored with a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Free.

  • 10 Feb 2016 11:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NY Review of Books has an interesting commentary on two new books on the history of the French resistance in WW2:

    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/02/25/truth-about-french-resistance/

  • 31 Jan 2016 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Students from nearby colleges and universities can apply for our $1000 study abroad scholarship. 

    The Deadline for submission of all materials has been extended to Feb. 29th 2016. The instructions and materials can be found on our website here.

    Please contact aftscholarship@gmail. com for questions.

  • 20 Jan 2016 8:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here is a  link to upcoming events at the Alliance Francaise of Chicago

    Calendar of events in Chicago
  • 17 Jan 2016 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interesting photographs, especially if you know Reims:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3403612/All-quiet-Western-Rare-colour-photographs-capture-daily-lives-French-soldiers-away-battlefields-WW1.html

  • 15 Jan 2016 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Alliance Française de Detroit /French Institute of Michigan is hosting a celebration of the French Galette des Rois. 

    More details here 


  • 20 Dec 2015 11:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Enjoy this review of a musical celebration of Edith Piaf on the centennial of her birth:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/arts/music/review-a-grand-tribute-to-the-little-sparrow-edith-piaf.html?ribbon-ad-idx=2&rref=arts/music&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Music&pgtype=article

  • 02 Dec 2015 9:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Friends of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has received a  donation of 500 books from a retired French language teacher.  The books are modern and classic literature written in French language.   These books will be included in the upcoming sale this week on December 3, 4 and 5.  The sale takes place at the storefront next to Superfitness on the southwest corner of Reynolds and Dorr Streets.  See the Facebook page at

    https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOftheLibrary/?fref=ts

    for more details.

     

     

  • 12 Nov 2015 6:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    See Moliere's 1664 comedy, "Tartuffe, or The Impostor" at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre
    November 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22

    Wealthy Monsieur Orgon has welcomed Tartuffe, an evangelical fraud, into his home. Tartuffe threatens to marry Orgon’s daughter, seduces his wife, and steals his property from right under his nose. Tartuffe’s scandalous behavior is exposed in the nick of time, and Orgon learns a valuable universal lesson about trusting those who falsely present themselves as good men of God. The master of classic French comedy has created a saucy, sparkling confection that speaks to our times.

    www.toledorep.org

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The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing a center with classes and resources for the study of French language and culture and by organizing, promoting, and enjoying cultural, intellectual, and artistic celebrations and social events.
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