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 15, 2019


Independent American Film Festival

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

American Fringe 4, the fourth 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

December 4, 2019


Sculptor, Scenographer, Opera Director

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

RESCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 4 Sculptor and opera director Alexander Polzin returns to the Arts Arena, where in 2016 he spoke on the eve of the inauguration of his public sculpture of the poet Paul Celan by the Ville de Paris. This time we will show videos of his new music-dance-sculpture… View More

December 13, 2019


Maroussia Gentet, First Prize Winner

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

A piano recital by the First Prize winner of the 2019 Orléans International Piano Competition Maroussia Gentet on the occasion of the release of her CD, which includes Ravel’s “Miroirs.” Among her other 2019-2020 engagements are a concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris, then the Elbphilharmonie… View More