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AFMO Annual Gala 2021: A Weekend in Paris

American Friends Musée d’Orsay and Laurence des Cars, President of the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, invite you to A Weekend in Paris, including an exceptional gala dinner at the Musée d’Orsay, private visits and exciting discoveries.

Come and celebrate the Museums and toast AFMO 10+ anniversary!

Thursday, October 21

Prestigious Venue in collaboration with Hotel Lutetia Rive Gauche, Paris

Friday, October 22


Musée d’Orsay, Cinema at last! Arts, Images, and entertainment in France 1833-1907 with curators Marie Robert and Paul Perrin
Musée d’Orsay, The Care and Handling of Art Objects, behind-the-scenes in the museum’s storage spaces with Sylvie Patry, Director of Conversation and Collections, Musée d’Orsay
Musée de l’Orangerie, Soutine / De Kooning, painting embodied with curator Claire Bernardi
Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, a spectacular new site dedicated to Contemporary Art
Cartier, rare visit of the High Jewelry workshops
Moulin Rouge, behind-the-scenes of the legendary Belle-Époque cabaret


Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Quai d’Orsay
, guided visit and luncheon under the patronage of Madame Vadillo Le Drian


Cathleen Naundorf
, Fine Art Photographer, Home and Studio
The Incomparable Azzedine Alaïa, private visit of the Foundation with President Carla Sozzani
Jacques Grange, Home and Collection in legendary writer Colette’s former appartment
David Lachenmann, Home and Collection, exquisite 19th and 20th century works on paper
Hôtel de la Marine, private visit of the recently reopened and refurbished town palace
Mobilier National, 17th century institution that stores and restores historical furniture; the “showroom” of former kings and today’s presidents
Le Ritz Paris, L’Art de la Table, The Art of Fine Dining à la française


Musée de l’Orangerie, David Hockney. A Year in Normandie, private visit and cocktail

Saturday, October 23


Fondation Louis Vuitton
, The Morozov Collection. Icons of Modern Art, pre-opening visit
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
, Cartier, the Exhibition
Comité Jacqueline Marval, the story of the remarkable woman artist, private visit with Director Camille Roux-dit-Buisson
Château de Versailles, the Royal Palace at its most intimate
Galerie Perrotin Marais, Contemporary Art

Gala Evening at the Musée d’Orsay

Private visit of special exhibition Cinema at last! Arts, images, and entertainment in France 1833-1907, reception, and exceptional dinner in collaboration with Alain Ducasse Receptions

Sunday, October 24

Le Bristol Paris, exclusive farewell breakfast
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
, guided walk of Napoléon III’s alluring English garden with Amy Kupec-Larue

FIAC Tickets
upon request


RSVP by September 1, 2021 – – Limited Availability

Friday and Saturday visits require your selection
Detailed itinerary and activity selection after September 1, 2021
If a scheduled visit cannot be maintained, we will do our best to replace it equivalently

Special rates at Le Bristol Paris, Le Ritz Paris, Hotel Lutetia, and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel


Host Committee

Lisa Cirenza
Isabelle Cohen
Terri Cohen
Anika Guntrum
Sherry Johnson
Suriya Khan
Polly Levine
Mary Mabry
Margaret MacLean
Jillian Manus and Robert Chesnut
Bimla Picot
Virginia Shackelford
Diane Stewart


Special Thanks to our Sponsors




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