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.

November 13, 2020

American Fringe 5

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

American Fringe 5, the fifth edition of the Arts Arena-produced festival of ultra-independent American films, curated by Richard Peña, Director Emeritus of the New York Film Festival and Professor of Film Practices at Columbia University, and Laura Bloom Ingram, Vice-President of Icarus Films. In partnership with La Cinémathèque française and… View More

November 17, 2020

The Arts Arena Watermill Performance

THEY by Marianna Kavallieratos

Location: Théâtre de Ranelagh, 5 rue des Vignes, Paris 16e

For many years, the Arts Arena has presented a performance developed at the Watermill Center, founded by Robert Wilson on Long Island, New York. A "laboratory for performance," Watermill receives artists from around the world for residencies and supports their work wherever it is presented. For the 2020 Arts Arena… View More

December 9, 2020

Robert Storr on artist Joan Mitchell

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

DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. On the occasion of the major retrospective of the work of artist Joan Mitchell, world renowned curator and critic Robert Storr will present the Yale Arts Arena Lecture on the American artist's work. The retrospective, announced by the Baltimore Museum of Art and the San Francisco… View More