On June 24, 2017 the Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt will reopen to the public after more than 10 years of construction, renovation and expansion.
The American Friends of Blérancourt cordially invite you to a Kick-off Celebration of the re-opening of the Franco-American Museum Château de Blérancourt and a Commemoration of the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I, on Monday, April 3 at Sant Ambroeus, Palm Beach, Florida.
Lecture and book signing by author Alan Govenar on the new book “Anne Morgan: Photography, Philanthropy & Advocacy”
The book signing (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm) is followed by a luncheon at the Colony Club (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
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Special guided visit to the “Diane Arbus – In the Beginning” exhibition
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AFB 's next trip will be a special one: an insider's trip to Cuba from March 8-14th, 2016, before Cuba fully opens to mass tourism. The lucky travelers will be visiting historic mansions, the famous Tropicana Club, artists' private studios, world-famous cigar shops, several renowned national museums, dance companies, the Xanadu Mansion, an architectural tour of Old Havana and much more.
There are a few remaining places. If you are interested, please let us know right away so we can submit the required documents for a visa and reserve a hotel room for you in time.
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The lovely Terrace of the Wally Findlay Galleries in Palm Beach was the site of American Friends of Blérancourt's sold-out Gala dinner of 120 people on March 7th, 2016 thanks to the generosity of James Borynack. It featured the floral paintings of French artist Isabelle de Ganay, plus a slide show of Anne Morgan's photos of Blérancourt during the First World War and AFB's seasonal gardens. Guests included members of several royal families, other Palm Beach icons, AFB Board members and friends, as well as Miami's French Consul General Philippe Létrillart and his wife.
Alan Govenar, author and documentary filmmaker will discuss his book Anne Morgan: Photography, Philanthropy & Advocacy, co-authored with Mary Niles Maack which has just been published in January 2016.
February 11th, 6:30pm
The Frick Collection is an art museum located in the Henry Clay Frick House on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. It houses the collection of industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919).
French Ambassador Gérard Araud invited AFB’s major donors and Board members to celebrate its 30th Anniversary at an elegant dinner at his private Residence in Washington, DC.