Villa Albertine Artists Celebrate Cultural Diplomacy Between France and the U.S.

1.18.22

Villa Albertine Artists Celebrate Cultural Diplomacy Between France and the U.S.

Welcoming more than 80 artists and intellectuals for its inaugural season, this new French cultural institution is reinventing the traditional French residency program established at Villa Medici in Rome, while continuing the mission to explore intersections between cultures and the urgent questions of our time.

Created by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and supported by the French Ministry of Culture, Villa Albertine celebrates the accomplishments of their first years' artist-residents. 

The inaugural class of Villa Albertine artist-residents were placed in 10 major cities across the US. With 80 residents across 40 institutions in 15 disciplines, Villa Albertine works to create an expansive network for artists, professionals, and thinkers. Villa Albertine's mission is to promote dialogue between France and the United States by building a community where art can flourish. The Villa model offers a space for global creators, thinkers, and cultural professionals to create in a singular unique location abroad.

As this first class of Villa Albertine artists wrap up the first half of their residencies, there are still many exhibits and events that can be seen across the country. Events are being held throughout 2022 in Boston, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Miami, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

GRoW is honored to support the Villa Albertine Los Angeles program, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles. As longtime cultural liaisons between France and the United States, Gregory & Regina Annenberg Weingarten's efforts have earned them several honors- including France's prestigious award, Légion d'Honneur. 

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