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Funding through the Cercle du Mona Bismarck American Center provides vital resources needed to produce the exhibitions, educational programs and public events at France’s only institution dedicated to American art of the 20th and 21st century. Members join a welcoming community of engaged patrons and enjoy an array of exclusive benefits. See “Events le Cercle” below for season events reserved to Cercle members.



Members – 150 € (51€ after French tax deduction)

  •  2 tickets for the price of 1 for exhibitions and events at the Mona Bismarck American Center (by reserving at rsvp[@]
  • Invitation to the annual Cercle member’s cocktail event
  • Invitation to exhibition openings
  • Partnering institutional benefits when applicable
  • A personalized membership card
  • Appropriate name recognition on all our donor support material

Friends – 250 €  (85€ after French tax deduction)

  • Free and unlimited entry to our exhibitions for the member and a guest
  • Free entry to our events for members (by reserving at rsvp[@]
  • Invitation to the annual Cercle member’s cocktail event
  • Behind-the-scenes exhibition tours
  • Invitation to exhibition openings
  • Partner benefits when applicable
  • A personalized membership card
  • Appropriate name recognition on all our donor support material

Benefactors – 500 € (170€ after French tax deduction)

  • Free and unlimited entry to exhibitions
  • Free entry to our events (by reserving at rsvp[@]
  • Invitation to the annual Cercle member’s cocktail event
  • Access to concerts and performances rehearsals
  • Members Only Hours for exhibitions at the Mona Bismarck American Center (by reserving)
  • Invitation to exhibition openings
  • Partnering institutional benefits when applicable
  • Invitation to exclusive culture & business breakfasts
  • Opportunity to bring a guest for free to all the events listed above
  • A personalized membership card
  • Appropriate name recognition on all our donor support material


Benefit from relevant tax deductions

  • In France
    66% of donations are deductible within the limit of 20% of taxable income (under the French fiscal legislation, and law n° 2003-1311, August 1, 2003).
  • In Europe
    The Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) covers 19 countries and enables donors, both corporations and individuals, resident in one of the participating countries, to financially support non-profit organizations in other Member States, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.
    More information is available at
  • In the United States
    Donors who are fiscal residents of the U.S. are eligible for tax deductions under American legislation. Donations can be made to the Mona Bismarck American Center for Arts & Culture Inc., under the Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

A relevant tax receipt will be issued to members by the Mona Bismarck American Center.
Membership is valid for one year from the date of activation.

Please contact us for any complementary information, info[@] or at (+331) 47 23 83 37



At the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporrain
AprilL 20th to september 24th

The Fondation Cartier for contemporary art will once again focus its attention on the world of cars with the exhibition Auto Photo dedicated to photography’s relationship to the automobile. Organized in series, it will bring together 400 works created by 80 historic and contemporary artists from around the world; capturing the geometric design of roadways, the reflections in a rear-view mirror or our special relationship with this object of desire, these photographers invite us to look at the world of the automobile in a new way.


Music and danse performances
At the  Royaumont Abbey
From September 2nd to October 8th

Preferential ticketing for the following 5 performances by using the promotional code “ROYAUUS” when reserving online or by phone at +331 30 35 58 00.

INTERSTICES (Amir El Saffar, Ensemble Ictus)
– Saturday September 2nd 2017, at 5:30 pm
– Sunday September 3rd 2017 at 3 pm
– Saturday September 9th at 8:45 pm
ROTHKO CHAPEL (Les Métaboles, Ensemble Multilatérale)
– Sunday September 10th at 5:30 pm
ORGAN PATTERNS (Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas)
– Sunday October 8th at 5:30 pm

The 2017 edition of the Royaumont Festival is an opportunity to continue the long tradition of welcoming American musicians and writers to this prestigious abbey, located less than an hour from Paris. Discover the invited artists and composers who will be showcased here!





Au Silencio
6th, 7th & 8th of July

After a 10 month program, the Salò project is coming to an end. For this last edition, on July 6th, 7th and 8th, the Silencio Club has invited the sulphurous Asia Argento and her provacative charm to take over the club for three nights. She will transform the spaces of the Silencio club into a punk atmosphere, inviting night-lifers and curious minds to awaken their senses through video installations, electronic and rock concerts, Dj sets and electrifying performances as well as avant-garde installations


Free concert
At the Mona Bismarck American Center
July 4th

Rock, swing, soul and folk blend perfectly in the musical energy of Robyn Bennett & Bang Bang. Irresistible rhythms, stunning melodies, explosive brass and a bewitching voice … Robyn Bennett exudes retro-chic with contagious music and vibrant ballads.
This musical firework will illuminate the evening of the 4th of July, Independence Day in the United States. What better place than THE center of American art and culture in Paris to celebrate this event?
As VIPs and supporters of the Mona Bismarck American Center, you will have access to the upstairs balcony and clubroom, which will be a designated area for Cercle members throughout the evening.


At the Musée d’Orsay
Friday, June 23

The exhibition will explore the special pictorial and thematic characteristics of Cézanne’s portraiture, including his creation of complementary pairs and multiple versions of the same subject.
The chronological development of Cézanne’s portraiture will be considered, with an examination of the changes that occurred with respect to his style and method, and his understanding of resemblance and identity. The exhibition will also discuss the extent to which particular sitters inflected the characteristics and development of his practise.


Festival de cinéma
Avenue des Champs Elysées
From June 15th to June 22nd

Building on the success of the five first editions, the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, founded by Sophie Dulac, producer, distributor and operator, is presenting its sixth edition, taking place between June 15th and June 22nd, offering the Parisian public the best of French and American independent films. New in 2017, the festival inaugurates its musical programming in an idyllic setting and offers all participants the chance to discover the new Parisian Indie scene on the festival’s Rooftop, while enjoying a glass of champagne.


Guided tour of the Parcours Saint-Germain

Different locations, Paris 6e
Wednesday, June 14th at 1 P.M.

This year Le Parcours is inspired by Fernando Pessoa’s work “Fragments d’un voyage immobile” (“Fragments of a still journey“), a theme that explores notions of journey and introspection.
Created in 2000 in response to an increasing demand for cultural visibility from local stakeholders, Le Parcours is an initiative which contributes to an artistic renewal of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood.


ALAN SEEGER: Instrument du destin
Un concert de Patrick Zimmerli
At the Cathedrale Saint-Louis des Invalides
Le 7 juin à 20h

For the 100th anniversary of World War One, in remembrance of American soldiers who came to France, Alan Seeger, Instument de destin gathers French and American artists in an oratorio mixing the two iconic musical traditions from both worlds: European opera and American jazz.