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You have made it to le joli mois de mai (the pretty month of May)! Celebrate with some of the exciting French cultural events on offer across America. Take a look at our highlights and enjoy your picks.
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts gives us the rare opportunity to see two of the great masterpieces of French painting hanging side by side: Cézanne's The Large Bathers (on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art) and Gauguin's Where Do We Come From?, both painted at the turn of the 20th century, influenced a generation of modern painters. Through May 12.
In Boston pianist Moira Lo Bianco pays tribute to Erik Satie with a concert featuring some of the most emblematic compositions of the one of a kind French musician. May 21.
Brooklyn's BAM treats us to Booed at Cannes, a retrospective of milestone films that sparked scandal at the Cannes Festival, including Eustache's The Mother and The Whore, Scorcese's Taxi Driver and Lynch's Wild at Heart. May 8-23.
The new exhibition of French-Moroccan performer and photographer 2Fik, at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, features recreations of famous classic paintings with the artist as the sole impersonator of all the subjects. Through May 18.
Chicago's Field Museum presents Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux. The caves, located in southern France, are closed indefinitely to preserve their existence but here is our chance to walk through their exact replicas for an amazing experience. Through September 8.
Chicago's 2013 French Decorative Arts Symposium explores the concept of modernity over the centuries with two lectures this month, Dressing Up the Décor in the Second Empire on May 9 and Color and Design: De l'Empire à la Belle Epoque on May 29.
Chagall: Beyond Color, at the Dallas Museum of Art, showcases paintings and other works (including original ballet costumes) by this seminal artist of the 20th century. Through May 26.
In Los Angeles the up-and-coming French multi-media artist Cyprien Gaillard exhibits the work produced during his residency at the Hammer Museum. Through August 13.
The Foosaner Art Museum in Melbourne, FL pays tribute to the engaging work of French photographer Léon Herschtritt with an exhibition focusing on Paris from the 1960s. Through May 12.
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, at New York's Metropolitan Museum, explores the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists. The exhibition features some 80 major figure paintings seen alongside with period costumes and accessories. Through May 27.
In New York, Ricochet - Arts for All Ages! is a French performance art festival for young audiences and their families featuring three U.S. premieres: Le Grand C, Fragile, and Afternoon of a Foehn. Through May 22.
In New York, the Picture This! workshop brings together French and American authors and illustrators of children's books and comics to talk about their craft. Through May 17.
Glamour Vérité, at New York's MoMA, focuses on Pour Vous, a mold-breaking cinema weekly (published in France from 1928 to 1940) with a taste for both Hollywood star system and alternative cinema. Through August 12.
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light, also at New York's MoMA, is the first American solo exhibition of this prominent French architect of the 19th century, establishing his work as a milestone in the modern evolution of architecture. Through June 24.
Color, Line, Lights: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, showcases the broad development of draftmanship in France from 1830 through 1930. The exhibition features works by Monet, Degas and Cézanne. Through May 26.
Try our recipe for tomates à la provençale
This savory classic of Provençal cuisine is as healthy (and easy to make) as it gets. Add it to your French repertoire!
6 large round tomatoes
1 cup chopped parsley
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
30 grams (1 oz) breadcrumbs (you can mix with Parmigiano)
2 tablespoons Provence herbs
Salt and pepper
Cut the tomatoes in halves, add some salt and turn the halves open tops down. Let disgorge for about 15 minutes.
Mix the parsley, garlic, Provence herbs and breadcrumbs.
Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan and sauté the tomato halves open tops down for about 2 minutes on high heat.
Turn the tomato halves open tops up, add salt and pepper, and lay them onto an oven tray.
Add a layer of the parsley-garlic mixture and a dash of olive oil on each open top.
Bake at 220ºC (430ºF) for about 30 minutes.
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