Alliance Française
             de Philadelphie



 “Installation in Progress”

Have you ever wondered what goes into organizing a museum exhibition? Go behind the scenes with Barnes Foundation curator Dr. Martha Lucy.

Focusing on several recent Barnes projects, this talk will elaborate the process of mounting a major show—from developing the initial concept to final design and installation, and all the challenges along the way.

An accomplished art historian and curator, Dr. Lucy was previously assistant professor of art history at Philadelphia’s Drexel University, and as associate curator of the Barnes Foundation. Her specialty lies in late-19th-century/early-20th-century French art and visual culture.

A Champagne reception will follow the lecture.

$25 for AF members; $35 for non-members.

June 3 at 6:30 pm.

Register here. 


         Soiree cinema at the Alliance!

Aya de Yopougon 

On Friday, May 27 

at 6:30 pm

Yopougon is a 2012 French animated film directed by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie and based on the graphic novel Aya of Yop City by the same authors. It was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film at the 39th César Awards. Love stories in Yopougon, a neighborhood of the Ivory Coast capital.

                            No registration - Free event. 

Next French Tables with the Alliance!

Let's share a good moment while speaking French ;)

At Positano 

On Friday, June 10 at 12:30 PM

Register here.

At Little Nonna's 

On Monday, June 27 at 12:00 PM. 

Register here. 


Summer Classes for teenagers and children

French for children:

Beginner and Basic levels

For children Ages 5 - 10

A wonderful way for children to learn French or review what they already know through activities, games, songs and stories.

   July 5 - July 29

       Every Tuesday and Thursday  

      Ages 7-10 : 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

   Ages 5-6 : 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


French for teens:

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels

For the more advanced, we offer intense preparation for the AP test.

June 21 - July 21


     Every Tuesday and Thursday, from

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm



  • Center City - Summer Session : May 30st - August 6.

  • Bryn Mawr - Spring session : April 18 - July 9. 
  • More information about French classes in Center City here and in Bryn Mawr here.

  • Download the Summer Schedule in Center city here. 
  • Download the Spring Schedule in Bryn Mawr here. 
  • Immersion class : June 25th. Register here. 
  • Rejoignez notre club de lecture ! Plus d'informations ici

Cultural events 

  • Soiree cinema at the Alliance on Friday, May 27th at 6:30 pm. Click here.  
  • Lecture by Dr. Martha Lucy, deputy director for education and public programs and curator of the Barnes fondation, On Friday, June 3 at 6:30 PM. Register here. 

 French Tables

  • At Positano on Friday, June 10 at 12:30 pm. Register here.
  • At Little Nonna's on Monday, June 27 at 12:00 pm. Register here. 



Stay tuned!

To learn everything about our classes and events, you can download the Summer newsletter here. 

French Philadelphia: The French cultural & historical presence in the Delaware Valley
Lynn Miller & Annette H. Emgarth
Photography by Emmanuel Pierre Gee
The French presence in Philadelphia has contributed treasures and beauty to the cityscape, furnishing tangible evidence of the historical and philosophical ties between France and the United States, ties that date from the birth of our nation and continue to the present day.
A gem of a book, to be treasured and referred to often, featuring: 59 color photographs and illustrations, Philadelphia neighbohood maps, extensive index guide.

Available in English or in French.

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"The Global Philadelphia Association spotlights Philadelphia as an international hub of business, education, culture & innovation, showcasing the Region's global character.”

Alliance Française de Philadelphie
1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 735-5283

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