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The 2020 Symposium on the Arts of France

La Côte d’Azur · Le Grand Style de la Riviera

In the interest of the health and safety of our Grand Patrons, Patrons, guest speakers, loyal followers and staff, the decision has been made to postpone the upcoming Symposium on the Arts of France. We hope to reschedule for the Fall and will announce new dates as soon as they are set. 

As much as we adore Paris and all she has to offer, let’s travel south, to the Côte d’Azur where the Sun stains the stucco and dances on the beautiful sea. Art, auctions and tragedy all on the land where artists, royalty and socialites created the culture and ambiance we will explore in Fall 2020. 

Here is an example of our Symposium last year:

2019 Symposium Brochure

September 2020


The Côte d'Azur as an Artistic and Social Swirl

The Côte d'Azur as an Artistic and Social Swirl

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

The Millionaire, His Wife, and His Lover

The Millionaire, His Wife, and His Lover

Friday, September 18, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

French Art Deco and the Côte d’Azur

French Art Deco and the Côte d’Azur

Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

Events at the Alliance Française de Chicago

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