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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.

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THREE CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP


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[@]monabismarck.org)
  • 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[@]monabismarck.org)
  • 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[@]monabismarck.org)
  • 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

Tax Deductibility

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

 

AUTOPHOTO
Exhibition
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.

 

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.

 

PARCOURS SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRES
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.

 

CHAMPS-ELYSEES FILM FESTIVAL
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.

 

LIVE@MBAC
Free concert series
At the Mona Bismarck American Center
From June 1st to July 4th

International musicians, DJs and performers take over our terrace in a series of free concerts and musical interventions from June 1st to the July 4th. New talents and jazz legends come together in this outdoor musical adventure, accompanied by food trucks and craft beers. Bring your own picnic blanket, sit back and relax, and get ready to dance!

 

PORTRAITS DE CÉZANNE
Exhibition
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.