On Wednesday evening, May 25, La Maison Française will hold a Gala Benefit to raise funds for its public program of free lectures, readings, conferences, symposia, art exhibits, concerts, and special events.
On Wednesday evening, May 25, La Maison Française of New York University will
hold a Gala Benefit to raise funds for its public program of free lectures, readings, conferences, symposia, art exhibits, concerts, and special events.
La Maison Française is the public face of NYU’s Center for French Civilization and Culture. Founded in 1957, it is now one of the most active centers of French-American cultural and intellectual dialogue, and has welcomed thousands of literary, scholarly, artistic, and political luminaries.
Tom Bishop, the Florence Gould Professor of French Literature and Director of the Center for French Civilization and Culture, a preeminent figure in the development of French studies, will be honored for decades of contributions to Franco-American exchange.
The evening will feature a special performance by internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Bill Charlap.
The Benefit patrons include H.E. Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States; H.E. Ambassador François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; the Honorable Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York; Bénédicte de Montlaur, the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy; and Andrew Hamilton, the President of New York University.
La Maison Française of New York University
Gala Benefit Honoring Tom Bishop
Wednesday, May 25, at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South
6:30 p.m. Champagne reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner, presentations, and concert
Tickets are $750 ($600 tax deductible) or $1,000 ($850 tax deductible). Seating is limited.
Contact: Francine Goldenhar, Director, La Maison Française, NYU, 212.998.8751 or