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French Connections

National Gallery Nights

National Gallery Nights

  • Thursday, June 9, 2022
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • West Building
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Registration is required.

Embrace your inner Francophile with an evening dedicated to French culture, history, and art. 


• Consider France’s global legacy while exploring the Afro-Atlantic Histories exhibition.

• Pick up a few French phrases during pop-up language lessons led by Rochambeau, the French International School.

• Take to the dance floor with musical stylings from Les The DJ.
• Join the French Embassy and Bonjour Books DC for a French-American exchange around literature and the arts.

• Watch Black Girl, a 1966 film by groundbreaking Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Afterward, head to the Sylvan Theater on the National Mall (15th Street and Independence Avenue SW) for a screening of Matthias & Maxime, hosted by the French Embassy, the Québec Government Office, and the Capital Pride Alliance.