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Spring 2018 vol. 28.01 23 4 (1) Dedication of the Franco-American Museum; June 2017 (2) didi d’Anglejan, Eugénie Anglès, Isabelle Chavarot ; (3) AFB group; (4) Pierre Rosenberg, Emmanuel Starcky, Grand Re-Opening of the Guest, Françoise Nyssen, Guest, Mathilde Schneider Franco-American Museum discovery of archaeological remains. There was a colorful and poignant A weekend of festivities in France for American Friends ribbon-cutting ceremony marked of Blérancourt with appearances by distinguished patrons and guests. The French A very special weekend was offered to the French nation as a government was represented by the Minister of Culture, Françoise organized around the historic museum in 1934. didi d’Anglejan Nyssen, who emphasized in her speech the importance of American re-opening of the Franco-American was honored by an intimate women volunteers for their participation in the reconstruction Museum, Château de Blérancourt group of donor friends for her Ceremony at La Grande Arche of the Chateau de Blérancourt on June 24th, 2017. long-standing commitment as the founder of AFB with Eugénie The weekend festivities started Anglès as president in 1985. the evening before with an elegant dinner in Paris hosted by Joseph The following day 700 guests Achkar and Michel Charrière, took part in the celebration of whose 17th century townhouse was the official re-opening of the the former home of the Duc de Franco-American Museum of Gesvres, whose castle built by Blérancourt. It had been closed Salomon de Brosse was purchased for renovation and expansion by Anne Morgan in 1917 and for more than 10 years, after the Traveling Exhibition 4 2017 Gala Dinner 7 Annual Dinner in 9 Palm Beach The photo exhibition “American A film screening of a new Women Rebuilding France 1917—1924” documentary film on Anne Morgan’s Guests attending this year’s event at the beautiful Breakers Beach Club reached new audiences in 2017-2018 life, “L’Autre chemin des dames” at the celebrated French-American friendship and the 100th anniversary of the in an elegant gallery in Los Angeles, French Embassy’s Cultural Services WWI Victory. and universities in Southern Maine and preceded the Gala Dinner held at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Colony Club in New York.

12 34 8 6 11 12 5 9 7 14 10 16(1) Françoise Nyssen, Emmanuel of France after World War I 13Starcky, Dorothea de La Houssaye, and II under the leadership ofFranck Laverdin; (2) Pierre Rosenberg Anne Morgan.and friend; (3) Mathilde Schneider,Freddy Dressen; (4) Miles Morgan After a tour of the renovated,and Alan Govenar (5) Madison Cox, expanded Museum and a festiveCoiffure A La Fregate 18th Century tented lunch in the gardens ofPresentation; (6) Carole Gragez and Blérancourt, guests were trans-museum guests; (7) Dinner guests; ported to Compiègne, another(8) Worldster and Patricia Lee; French château museum which(9) Procession; (10) Marielle Worth, is under the same auspices asMiles Morgan, Sonja Tremont-Morgan; Blérancourt. There they were(11) Andrew Kotchoubey, Anne offered a private visit, a dinnerDoepfer; (12) Jay Paul, Quincy in the palace’s gardens andAdams Morgan; (13) Dinner guests; a jazz concert.(14) Exhibition hall at theFranco-American Museum;(15) Franck Laverdin, MichelCharriere, didi d’Anglejan,Joseph Achkar; (16) Dinner guestsat Compiègne The public now has an opportunity to discover three new areas of the Franco-American museum dedicated to Franco- American friendship, each one highlighting the historical and cultural exchanges of an era. 152

2 Just a few places left! JOIN US FOR THIS YEAR’S13 EXTRAORDINARY PRESTIGE TOURJune 24-28, 2017 “Idyllic Italy”Visits to Unique Châteaux, Abbayesand War Memorials in Picardy, France Florence & the Tuscan CountrysideThe Prestige Tour in Picardy, the region where Blérancourt September 26th – October 6th, 2018is located, began at the festive re-opening of theFranco-American Museum. A deluxe, dynamic tour with exclusive visits to private villas and palacesThe tour was led by President 4 Visit beautiful Florence andEmeritus Eugénie Anglès andattended by friends and (4) Luncheon at Auberge du Jeu de Paume Chantilly •discover charming hilltowns in Tuscanysupporters who had gone on See magnificent art treasures ofmany of her previous trips. (1) Tour Group in front of the ‘Memorial with Fallen Soldier’; •the Italian RenaissanceIt continued the next day in (2) Gardens at the Château de Condé; (3) Hounds at the Attend private meals withChantilly where the group toured Château de Folembray •royal descendants of palace ownersthe Château as well as the stables Enjoy wonderful food and wines –and viewed a delightful equestrian Since Picardy is home to many so characteristic of true Italian hospitalityshow. Other châteaux visited WWI cemeteries and battlefields,included: the Château de the group visited the Croix Rouge Land arrangements based on double occupancyPierrefonds, the Château de Farm Memorial at the battlefield Per person: $10,600 (Single supplement: $3,300)Montgobert, the Château de near Fère-en-Tardenois, where theChailvet and the Château de Condé. casualties for the two-day battle Tour organized by worldwide travel experts & AFB’s partner,Also of great interest was the numbered 5,469 soldiers andAbbaye de Longpont, founded in 184 officers from two regiments The Argosy1132. Although it was partially of the 42nd Rainbow Division.destroyed, one could feel a sense There was the very moving statue Contact Antony Underwood or Claudia Petersonof its past magnificence. of a WWI soldier carrying his at their Palm Beach office dead comrade. Tel (561) 586-5633One of the favorite stops was atthe Château de Folembray, home This brought the tour back full Email [email protected] long-time supporter and friend circle to the humanitarian aidMaya Velge. Her late husband, Anne Morgan and the other 3Frédéric Velge, bought the Château American women provided for thein 1937 and turned it into one of soldiers, as well as aid from thethe most successful “chasse à courre”, villagers in Picardy, this criticallyhunting parties in Picardy. After the situated region.hunters and their hounds performedtheir ritual on the lawn in frontof the Château, the visitors weretreated to a luncheon with Maya.

Exhibitions in 2017-2018 American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924 The photo exhibition “American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924” has continued to attract attention during the Centennial year of America’s entry into World War I. The more recent focus on location have become very popular and Combined with the re-opening for the exhibition has been at the revelation of Anne Morgan and of the Museum in France, universities where various depart- her group of over 350 American the exhibition is bringing more ments are involved in promoting women volunteers in Picardy, France attention to the Franco-American the legacy of Anne Morgan. is for the most part a discovery for Museum, Château de Blérancourt. Women’s Studies or Gender Studies these university students. February 16-May 18, 2018 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE, GOLDA MEIR LIBRARYAFB is reaching new audiences guest, Mrs. Barbara Bartolini,in various cities, thanks to this who had been an intern workingpowerful “traveling exhibition” in the archives at Blérancourt back in the late 1980’s. 23 A return visit took place on April 24th when the documentary Opening Reception on March 6th a stimulating presentation. The film on Anne Morgan was presented as part of a closing event for the and film Premiere “Anne Morgan’s Executive Director of the Alliance, exhibition and was attended by 125 people. The Women’s Club of War – L’Autre chemin des Dames” Anne Leplae, arrived at the opening Wisconsin, the oldest women’s club in the U.S., whose president shown on April 24, 2018. reception with a copy of the is Kathleen Arenz, hosted a special luncheon where Elaine and Miles1 The collaboration of three Milwaukee Journal dated presented the film about Blérancourt January 10, 1921 in which the and described the exhibition(1) Mary & John Emory, Elaine Leary, departments at UWM: Modern article entitled “Anne Morgan, at the University library. MilesMiles Morgan, Mary & Ross Read; City’s Guest” described Miss Morgan and Elaine Leary were Languages and Comparative Morgan’s visit to Milwaukee to invited for dinner by hosts Mary and(2) Dinner with the organizers ask aid from the American women Ross Read at the Miller House, in the city for her committee, the very house where Anne Morganfrom the Alliance Française and the Literature; History; and Women was welcomed in 1921.Golda Meir Library; (3) Miles Morgan,French Consul General Guillaume and Gender Studies, along with 4Lacroix; (4) Exhibition detail the partnership with the Alliance Française de Milwaukee, celebrating CARD!!! All present were delighted its 100th anniversary, produced to meet the new French Consul a diverse and interested public General of France from Chicago, to view the exhibition. Michael Guillaume Lacroix, who has Doylen, Director of the UWM family from Picardy and had come Libraries, together with Max Yela, from Chicago for the evening. Head of the Special Collections at the Library with student The initial two-day visit for Miles Youngchul Shin who displayed the Morgan and Elaine Leary included photographs along with materials a dinner party at the home of from their own archives at the Mary and John Emory; Mary was Golda Meir Library and from former President of the Alliance the Alliance Française, produced Française, and brought a surprise4

August 28-September 22, 2017UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE, LEWISTON-AUBURN COLLEGEThree university departments: Gibson of USM was extremely 1 (1) Exhibition detail;French, History and Women & gracious and thrilled to have 2 (2) French Consul Valery Freland,Gender Studies participated in had the exhibition on her campus. Elaine Uzan Leary, Doris Bonneau,the exhibition at the University Miles Morgan, great-nephew Miles Morganof Southern Maine, Lewiston- of Anne Morgan, captivated theAuburn College. It was also a audience, as usual. There was (1) Franck Laverdin, Dorothea decollaborative effort involving general amazement among the La Houssaye, Louis Stern;officials from three New England guests at what Anne Morgan’s (2) & (3) Grand foyer and dinnerstates: Valery Freland, French CARD organization was in the garden of the legendaryConsul in Boston; Adele Bouffard able to accomplish. home of designer Tony Duquette’sBaker, Honorary French Consul Dawnridge in Beverly Hills;of New Hampshire; Sévérin 23 (4) Mark Meadows, Elaine Leary,Beliveau, Honorary French Franck Laverdin, Ruth Wilkinson,Consul of Maine; the Mayor of 1 45 Amy Meadows, Scott Kramer;Lewiston and a number of other (5) Dorothea de La Houssaye,local dignitaries including the July 15-August 5, 2017 Bertrand and Isabelle Leroux,Head of the French School in Miles MorganFreeport and several French LOUIS STERN FINE ARTS, WEST HOLLYWOODbusiness people and many of (LOS ANGELES) 5Elaine (L’Heureux) Leary’s cousins.AFB agreed to partner with the The “traveling exhibition” was Louis Stern’s own client list, weFranco-American Collectionwhose Chairman, Doris Bonneau shown in Los Angeles during were able to attract a diversifiedfrom the Franco-Americanarchives at the University, was the summer of 2017 thanks to group for the opening reception.awarded the Order of Merit bythe French Consul during the longtime AFB supporteropening reception. Dean Joyce Louis Stern, who graciously hosted Isabelle Leroux, President of the 6 the exhibition at his modern art Alliance Française of Los Angeles 78 gallery in West Hollywood. and husband Bertrand Leroux(7) Exhibition Opening at the Louis Stern Galleryin L.A.; (8) Elaine Leary, French Consul General With the help of outside groups: attended the reception with someChristophe Lemoine; (9) Franck Laverdin,Dorothea de La Houssaye, Louis Stern, Miles Morgan the Alliance Française de AF members, the grandchildren Los Angeles, the French Consulate of loyal member Caroline and Cultural Services, the French Lareuse, along with art collectors, Heritage Society of Southern curators and members of California, the Beverly Hills Louis Stern’s family. __________ Women’s Club as well as ⟶ Continued on next page

2017 Pre-Gala Event Cocktail Party in New York 1 2 1 5 2(Left to Right) (1) Cocktail receptionand art lecture at the Beverly Hillshome of Alan Hergott andCurt Shepard; (2) Miles Morgan,Elaine Leary, Louis Stern; (3) LianaYaroslavsky, Dorothea de La Houssaye;(4) Fred Iberri, home ownerHutton Wilkinson’s assistant, givesa tour of the home of designerTony Duquette’s Dawnridge;(5) Marc and Amy Meadows;(6) Eric Jirgens, Curt Shepard,Scott Kramer 34 67 Christophe Lemoine, Consul The weekend festivities continued 3 6 General of France, highlighted on July 16th with a two-part the role of CARD and the celebration. A cocktail reception 45 importance of the friendship was held at the Beverly Hills between our two countries. home of Alan Hergott and 67 The night before, he invited Curt Shepard to view their art (Left to Right) (1) Nancy Gehman, didi d’Anglejan, AFB Board members to the collection of 140 pieces. Judith Oringer, Irene Goodkind; (2) Dorothea de La festive July 14th reception at his They have a very interesting Houssaye, Caroline Lareuse, Franck Laverdin, Nicolas Beverly Hills residence. large contemporary Art Beutler, Alexandra Beckemeyer; (3) Tom Marsh, collection. Invitees then headed Miles Morgan, didi d’Anglejan, Charlene Marsh, (7) Ruth Wilkinson, Franck Laverdin, Amy Meadows for a dinner at the legendary Nancy Gehman; (4) Jerry and Nancy Gehman; at dinner at Tony Duquette’s Dawnridge estate home of designer Tony (5) Jean Astrop, Mathilde Schneider; (6) Vanessa Uzan Duquette’s Dawnridge. They and Elaine Uzan Leary; (7) Jay Paul, Martha Talton were given a tour of the amazing, unique house and gardens. The house contains antiques, designs, furniture, light fixtures, ceilings, wall coverings that are original, extravagant, and a visual phantasmagoria. Dinner was served in the gardens (about one acre in Beverly Hills) with hundreds of plants, lights everywhere, including ponds, a pagoda and bridges. This completed a unique LA weekend for AFB.

2 13November 20172017 Gala Dinnerand Special Events in New YorkOn November 10th, 2017 the American Friends of Blérancourt held their annual Gala dinner at the Colony Clubin New York, celebrating the re-opening of the Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt.On November 9th, an elegant and Charlene Marsh for theirreception sponsored by Champagne constant and generous supportPrestige des Sacres and Mario of AFB over the last 33 years.Rinaldi for the benefactors and Madison Cox and Mark Rudkinpatrons of the American Friends were the designers of the gardensof Blérancourt took place at the at Blérancourt; Charlene MarshCultural Services of the French is a long-time supporter of AFBEmbassy in New York, followed from Dallas, a Première screening of thenewly created documentary film, Guests were treated to a unique“Anne Morgan’s War”. French dinner by rising star 5 chef Florian Hugo, champagne (Left to Right) (1) Franck Laverdin, chairman, presiding; (2) Miles Morgan,The next night, the American by Prestiges des Sacres and didi d’Anglejan, Madison Cox, Dorothea de La Houssaye, FranckFriends of Blérancourt held their Mario Rinaldi, the wines from the Laverdin; (3) Mary Jane Poole, Tom Marsh, Charlene Marsh, Lee Cullum,annual Gala dinner at the Colony private cellar of George Sape. 4 Jarvis Wilcox; (4) Dorothea de La 7 Houssaye, Charlene Marsh;Club, celebrating the re-opening (5) Chef Florian V. Hugo, George Sape; (6) Heidi and Allen Roberts,of the Franco-American Museum, Mary McFadden, Ariane Batterberry; (7) Eugénie Anglès, James Gerard,Château de Blérancourt, created Elaine Uzan Learyand given to France by Anne Morgan. __________ ⟶ Continued on next pageThe Colony Club, the first women’s 7club in New York, was co-foundedby Anne Morgan and an appropriatelocation for the AFB Gala. Therecipients of the Blérancourt awardswere Madison Cox, Mark Rudkin 6

1 3 24(Left to Right) (1) didi d’Anglejan,Madison Cox; (2) Franck Laverdin,Lucinda Herrick, Aida Hersham,Geoffrey Bradfield; (3) William Gowene,Elizabeth Scott, Stanley Scott,Irene Goodkind; (4) Maryam Ansari,HRH Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia,Cecile David Weill, Natalie Anglès,Franck Laverdin; (5) KathleenSpringhorn, Tom Dillman;(6) Bernadette Watkins, Shelby Wilcox,Jay Paul, Martha Talton,Henry Watkins, Carole Mahoney,Brian Mahoney 5 6(Left to Right) (7) Julian Lethbridge, 7 11 Among the dinner guests wereMarian McEvoy, Rob Ashford, 10 Anne Bass, Madison Cox, AidaAnne Bass, Madison Cox, Deborah Hersham, Geoffrey Bradfield,Needleman; (8) Sean Beckemeyer, 12 HRH Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia,Alexandra Beckemeyer; 14 15 AFB Chair Franck Laverdin,(9) Andrew Chanos, Yung Hee Kim, Cecile David Weill, Heidi andThomas Moore; (10) Worldster Allen Roberts, AFB Presidentand Patricia Lee; (11) Eric Widing, Dorothea de La Houssaye,William Gowene, Nicolas Beutler; Miles Morgan, Mary McFadden,(12) Nancy Gehman; Lucinda Herrick, Benigno(13) Sandy Gotham-Meehan, Aguilar, Gerald Erickson,Dorothea de La Houssaye, AFB founder didi d’Anglejan,Simone Galton; (14) Jean Astrop, AFB president emeritus EugénieCaroline Lareuse; (15) Kevin Kelleher, Anglès, Jay Paul, Martha Talton,Cordy Allsopp, Jeffrey Allsopp, Eric Widing, James and EmanuelaKatharine Redkin Allsopp Gerard, Maryam Ansari, Sean Beckemeyer and Alexandra89 Beckemeyer, Yung Hee Kim, Andrew Chanos, Stewart Manger, 13 Judith Guest, Marian McEvoy, 8 Jeri and George Sape, Nancy and Jerry Gehman, Kathleen Springhorn, Tom Dillman, Elizabeth and Stanley Scott, Katarine and Jeffrey Allsopp and Edgar Vaudeville. As a closing event to the Gala weekend, AFB Board member Nancy Gehman and her husband, Jerry Gehman hosted a cocktail party at their home.

Pre-Gala 2017 February 27, 2018Film Screening Palm Beach Dinner“Anne Morgan’s War”(“L’Autre chemin For one magical night, the Breakers Beach Club became the “Château by the Sea”des dames”) of the American Friends of Blérancourt for their annual dinner in Palm Beach. Still from the opening of the Anne Morgan film 2“L’Autre chemin des dames” 3 A new documentary film on Anne 45 Morgan had its North American première at the Cultural Services Franck Laverdin, chairman of the Elizabeth and Stanley Scott, (Left to Right) (2) Mia Glickman, of the French Embassy in Board and Countess Dorothea Mary and Antony Underwood, Henry Darlington, Carla Darlington; New York on November 9, 2017. de La Houssaye, President of Barbara Marquesa Viuda de (3) Duchess of Rutland, Philip Burtt; Anne Morgan, the daughter of AFB hosted an international San Damian, Mai Hallingby (4) Dr. Bradford Lee, Patricia Lee, financier JP Morgan, was the crowd to celebrate 240 years Clément Leclerc; (5) Franck Laverdin, celebrated founder of the of the Franco-American Joan Kahn Franco-American Museum, alliance, the 100th anniversary Château de Blérancourt. She of the WWI Victory and Harrison, Jay Paul, Fern Tailer, brought in hundreds of American the tremendous dedication of women volunteers to aid the Anne Morgan and her American Robin Reardon and Norman devastated Picardy region in lady friends who helped France during WWI and reconstruct Picardy in the Nelson, Michael Kovner and afterwards in rebuilding efforts. aftermath of that terrible war. Letters from several volunteers Maria Roach, Irene Goodkind, recounting their daily lives, To celebrate this unique Museum while helping Anne Morgan, run they were joined by the Helmut Koller and Helga Wagner, through the documentary to tell Consul Général de France in the film’s story. The letters are Miami Clément Leclerc, Louise Joan Kahn, Barbara Cates and interspersed with interviews of Stephaich, Henry and Carla several people testifying to Darlington, Miles Morgan, Jane John Loring, Jennifer Garrigues, Anne Morgan’s legacy, with Dommerich and Peter Hill, the extensive use of archival footage. Duchess of Rutland, Phil Burtt, Peter Behr and Wendy Randall, The documentary, entitled “Anne Dale Coudert, AFB founder Morgan’s War”, aired on France 3, Baroness didi d’Anglejan and Patricia Lee and Dr. Bradford one of the leading channels on Maj. Hon. John Browne, French television, on May 29, 2017. Lee, Cookie Donaldson, Marc Meadows and Allola McGraw. Cocktails were served on the terrace overlooking the ocean and a special auction item was two places on the “Idyllic Italy” trip this fall offered by The Argosy. __________ ⟶ Continued on next page 9

1 23 45(Left to Right) (1) Jay Paul, didi 7 89d’Anglejan, Maj. Hon. John Browne;(2) Richard Carr, Irene Goodkind;(3) Robin Reardon, Reeder Fox;(4) Jenny Garrigues, JonathanCameron Hayes, Cris Briger;(5) Penny Atkins, Tony Atkins;(6) Antony Underwood, LouiseStephaich; (7) Dorothea de LaHoussaye, Andrew Kotchoubey;(8) Helmut Koller, Cooky Donaldson;(9) Barbara Price, Gilbert Chanby;(10) Len Clark, Margaret MacKenzie,Joan Rosasco, Marc Meadows;(11) Jane Dommerich Hill;(12) Maria Roach, Claude Lourie,Michael Kovner 610 11 12 The American Friends of Blérancourt is an American philanthropic group based in New York The American Friends of For more information on the Blérancourt (AFB) was created American Friends of Blérancourt,10 in 1985 to raise funds for the to become a member or to renew expansion, the gardens, and your membership, please write new museum programs and tech- to us at [email protected] or nology of the Franco-American contact us at (212) 725.5380. Museum, Château de Blérancourt.

Introductory statements from our AFB welcomed four new dynamic people to our Board of Directors in the past year. Here you will find a AFB New Board Members brief statement from each of them on what Blérancourt means to them, and a glimpse of who they are.Genevieve Wheeler Brown GENEVIEVE WHEELER BROWN I came to New York in 1992 to Washington D.C. as well as thePatricia Lee work for Christie’s where I greatly Winter Antique Show Committee.Frédéric Laluyaux I am very much looking forward enjoyed being a part of several to participating as a new board teams including the Russian As a mother of two young girls, member as I am inspired by Silver and Fabergé Department. I am excited by the AFB’s organizations that support the legacy In 2003, I founded Genevieve responsibility to bring in a new, of ground breaking women in Wheeler Decorative Art Advisory. younger generation to appreciate historic preservation such as Anne our historically-based museum Morgan, and my lifelong interest I currently serve on several boards in France and to promote in the fine and decorative arts. of historic and art-related young women to follow in A fifth generation Washingtonian, organizations in New York and Ms. Morgan’s footsteps! PATRICIA LEE were having overseen the decoration courage, dedication and sacrifice, I am delighted and honored to of over 80 American World War II especially during times of war. join the American Friends of Blérancourt Board, especially veterans from Hawaii with the Having witnessed the historic because it allows me to further my French Légion d’honneur, for opening of the Franco-American lifelong involvement with France their key role in liberating France Museum at Blérancourt, an during World War II. admirable culmination of years and Franco-American relations. Likewise, Blérancourt and its of perseverance by so many, I feel As an American who represented history, Anne Morgan and her AFB has a unique opportunity France as Honorary Consul in legacy represent the same enduring to determine how it will now Hawaii for nearly two decades, friendship between France and best perpetuate and support my most privileged moments America – a friendship marked by Franco-American relations. FRÉDÉRIC LALUYAUX desire to understand, develop and constantly challenging the status quo, and my goal is to bring some As a young French kid, I developed celebrate the elegant friendship of this “start-up” DNA to AFB a fascination for American culture. and the rich historical, political as it reinvents itself and to find Many years later, I moved to the and cultural relationship between new ways to build on its heritage United States and discovered that these two great nations. When my and bring its voice to the world. many Americans nurtured a dear friend Jamie Gerard asked me This is a noble and exciting similar passion for France. to join the Board, I was honored challenge and I look forward to and immediately accepted. My working with the AFB Board and extended community! What brings American Friends of experience is with fast-paced Blérancourt together is a profound technology companies that are PAMELA JOHANANOFF and joined with my mother. I am live in the 20th century. Being I’m very interested in the drawn to Anne Morgan. She was inspired by her is part of my French-American relationship, an exemplary woman, and so are mission. I see that the goals for having lived in Paris for more than the friends who helped her at a AFB are to strengthen thePamela Johananoff 30 years. Now that I live in New time of war. She stayed in France Franco-American Museum and York, being involved with AFB to fight and could have gone home to keep the French-American enables me to keep contact with as she was American. Since I grew relationship strong—it’s the France on a daily basis. I’m in real up in the 1970s, I know nothing biggest priority—and we invite estate and used to design jewelry. about this period personally. We’re people to join us. I’ve been a member for 20 years lucky to have had Anne Morgan 11

News from the U.S. News from The Franco-American MuseumSAVE THE DATE THE AFB GALA DINNER 2018 Since its grand re-opening on June 24th, 2017 the Franco-American Museum has been offering new exhibitions, will be held on November 9th, lectures and guided visits, as well as acquiring new artwork. at the Colony Club in New York. “1917, Here We Come, Lafayette” More information on the Gala The United States enters the war and associated events will follow. Please check the AFB website The first exhibition showed the different facets of and subscribe to the AFB blog to American commitment to aid for France, from receive all current updates. individuals who volunteered starting in 1914 (American Field Service, American Fund for FrenchAFB’s office in Manhattan, New York AFB’s OFFICE Wounded) to U.S. military action in 1917-18. On display were paintings, graphic works and has remained in the same historic, symbolic objects including the French flag bearing midtown Manhattan building in the signatures of aviators from the La Fayette and Cigogne squadrons; New York but moved to a larger a watercolor of the landing of General MacMahon’s troups; jazz space in January. The room scores that were broadcast when the U.S. entered the war, and more. number is now 508 (down the October 27, 2017 – January 22, 2018 hall), at 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Among future offerings: ART PROGRAM “WINDS AND WORDS OF WAR” AMERICAN POSTERS CIRCULATED DURING WWI The American Friends of Blérancourt are working closely A vintage collection of WWI propaganda prints and with the new director of the posters on a two-year tour of European museums. Musées de France, Rodolphe On loan from the San Antonio, Texas Public Library collection. Rapetti and curator Mathilde June 15 – August 27, 2018 Schneider on plans to developAFB president Dorothea de La Houssaye a special art program and Monthly guided visits including:announcing the new Art Program at the scholarship for American studentsPalm Beach dinner in February 2018 and activists. The concept was WOMEN ARTISTS initially launched by president Dorothea de La Houssaye at the Represented in the Museum’s collections. May 12 & 16, 2018 Palm Beach dinner in February. EXPLORATION AND THE TRANSATLANTIC VOYAGENews from France The vital role played by ocean transportation in Franco-AmericanRodolphe Rapetti Rodolphe Rapetti has replaced history. July 16 & 30, 2018 Emmanuel Starcky as Director of the National Museums and DISCOVERING NATIVE AMERICANS Domains of the Châteaux of Blérancourt and Compiègne as of Children can make their own Indian headdress February 2018. Our two curators and miniature tipi! at the Franco-American Museum July 8 & 15, 2018 report directly to him. Mr. Rapetti is the author of numerous works EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS September 15 & 16, 2018 on 19th century art. CENTENNIAL OF THE AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR DEVASTATED REGIONS (CARD) Winter 2018 – 2019 RECENT ACQUISITIONS include: New York, Eleventh Avenue, West Side, 1994-2004 by French painter Jean- Baptiste Sécheret; Mrs. Warren Pershing by Bernard Boutet de Monvel; and Spotted Weasel’s Outfit Before your next trip to France, visit the Museum’s website to find out what is going on ( To organize a private tour, contact Catherine Assous at [email protected]

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