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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.

June 17, 2022

JENNIFER TIPTON:  The "Dirty Art" of Lighting Design

Location: 4, rue de Chevreuse, Paris

Called the "Queen of Theater Lighting" by POLITICO, Tipton is a MacArthur "genius" Fellow who has done lighting design for a who’s who of dance, theater, and opera, ranging from Paul Taylor to Robert Wilson to the Wooster Group (and just this year the Broadway revival of West Side Story).… View More