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 rsvp@artsarena.org. 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.

October 24, 2022

THE ARTS ARENA 15th ANNIVERSARY PATRONS TRIP

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For five days, Patrons of the Arts Arena will be invited to a series of exclusive events, activities, and special hosted meals, including private visits to major exhibits, where we will meet with the museum directors and exhibit curators, including Francois Pinault’s Artistic Advisor, a full rehearsal of Kenneth MacMillian’s… View More

October 25, 2022

ArtsArenaPLUS for Benefactors

Cocktail dînatoire

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Arts Arena Members at the Benefactor level are invited to a cocktail dînatoire at the Left Bank home of Arts Arena Founder and Artistic Director Margery Arent Safir. The evening will bring our Benefactors together with the US participants in the Arts Arena 2022 Patrons Trip, including six members of… View More

October 26, 2022

THE ARTS ARENA 15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Premiere of the Arts Arena documentary film. Concert. Reception

Location: 2 rue Saint Florentin, Paris, 1e

Founded in 2007, the Arts Arena celebrates its 15th anniversary. On this very special occasion, and in the presence of our US Board, our French Conseil, and our Patrons, the Arts Arena premieres a short documentary on its history and presents stellar young musicians Steven Lin on piano and Blake… View More

November 15, 2022

FRED RITCHIN, DEAN EMERITUS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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Just after Paris Photo. A visionary thinker whose seminal books and ideas on the future of photography have been the subject of seminars around the world, Dean Emeritus of the International Center of Photography Fred Ritchin first anticipated the digital revolution and now takes us beyond the photographic universe. Today,… View More

November 18, 2022

AMERICAN FRINGE 6

Cinémathèque française

Location: 51 Rue de Bercy, Paris

American Fringe 6, the sixth 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 Livia Bloom Ingram, Vice-President of Icarus Films. In partnership with La Cinémathèque française. Each… View More

December 6, 2022

LIVIA MANERA SAMBUY

PHILIP ROTH: UNMASKED

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While literary correspondent for Italy’s Corriere della Sera, Livia Manera Sambuy became friends with America’s literary giant Philip Roth. In 2010-2011, with French director William Karel, she made a documentary film on Roth, co-produced by Cinetévé, Arte, and RAI. A decade later, she would write an expanded English-language film, Philip… View More