Arts Arena events are designed as international or specifically French-American cultural interactions. The events are free and open to the public; however, reservations are advised, as many events reach capacity and offer standing-room only for those who have not reserved a seat. To guarantee priority seating at all events, please RSVP to Each event is followed by a cocktail reception with the speakers and audience.

Additional special events are reserved for Arts Arena members as part of our ArtsArenaPLUS program. These have included an haute couture fashion show at the residence of the Russian Ambassador to France, a talk by bestselling author Alan Riding about his latest book, at the home of the Director of the Arts Arena, followed by dinner with the author, and a private concert by the Curtis Institute of Music chamber ensemble at a home overlooking the Luxembourg gardens. For information on becoming a member, please click here.

September 7, 2017

ArtsArenaPLUS:  Nature is Back!

Private visit at H Gallery

Location: H Gallery, 90 rue de la Folie-Méricourt, Paris, 11e

A private ArtsArenaPLUS members-only tour and reception with the gallery director Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin and artists of the exhibition Nature is Back!, a group show of cutting-edge Latin American artists. For the first time, H Gallery presents a show of Latin American and Spanish artists, curated by Jodie Dinapoli. Nature is… View More

September 22, 2017

The Yale Arts Arena Lecture 9: Robert Storr

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 6e

Eminent contemporary art curator, artist, and author, Robert Storr is one of the world’s most influential voices in contemporary art. He was Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, the first American to be named Commissioner of the Venice Biennale, and for ten years the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean… View More

September 29, 2017

Celebration of the Cinémathèque de la Danse

with Founding Director Patrick Bensard

Location: 10 rue des Ursulines, Paris, 5e

The Arts Arena in partnership with Club 7.5 and the Centre National de la Danse presents a two-day Celebration of the Cinémathèque de la Danse, its team, and its mission. The homage will include the screening of a compilation from its world-renowned collection of dance films ranging from Rudolf Nureyev… View More

October 24, 2017

Galerie dorée de la Banque de France

The Arts Arena Yale School of Music Recital

Location: Galerie dorée de la Banque de France, 3 rue de la Vrillière, Paris, 1er

François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France and Margery Arent Safir, President of The Arts Arena International, invite you to an exceptional concert. The Arts Arena Yale School of Music Recital will be held in the magnificent Galerie dorée of the Banque de France, a spectacular gilded… View More

November 7, 2017

The Arts Arena in New York:  PLAYING FOR A CIVIL SOCIETY

Live Music | Lives in Music | Music in Civic Life

Location: The Consulate General of France, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York

The Arts Arena will present a three-day series, PLAYING FOR A CIVIL SOCIETY: Live Music | Lives in Music | Music in Civic Life. Events will include an opening evening of public talks by prominent figures in the music world at the Consulate General of France on Fifth Avenue, a… View More

November 17, 2017

American Fringe Film Festival

An Arts Arena Production Created by Richard Peña

Location: Cinémathèque Française, 51 rue de Bercy, Paris 12e

An Official Entry of the Festival d’Automne No one knows how many feature films are made in the United States; hundreds are shown only in small, regional festivals, or in local film programs, or receive their sole public exposure through the new “micro-cinemas” currently sprouting up in the US. Often… View More

December 11, 2017

The Arts Arena Watermill Performance

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, Paris, 6e

Each year, a performance developed at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in Water Mill, Long Island, New York, is selected for a European premiere at the Arts Arena. Past Arts Arena Watermill Performances include Girlmachine. by Charles Chemin and Carlos Soto; excerpts from the dance-opera Wolf-in-Skins by choreographer Christopher Williams and… View More