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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to showcase American art and culture of the 20 th and 21 st century, in Paris.

It is the only such institution of its kind in France. Housed in the elegant 19th century private mansion on the Seine, bequeathed by to the Foundation by the initial donor, Mona Bismarck, the American Center for Arts and Culture is the venue for a highly curated multidisciplinary program of exhibits, events, performances, artists talks, colloquia and artists residences. It brings together a community of curious, quality-seeking and enthusiastic individuals looking to expand their knowledge and appreciation of American arts and culture.

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HISTOIRE : LE 34 AVENUE DU NEW-YORK

Mona Bismarck bequeathed her fortune and her Paris home to a foundation to advance the relationship between the United States and France. Born in the United States, and settled in France, she was a fashion icon of her period, and was first married to Harrison Williams, reputedly the wealthiest man in American, then to Count Edward von Bismarck, grandson of German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Her style and elegance were celebrated by numerous artists including Salvador Dali, Cecil Beaton and Edward Steichen and she was the muse for couturiers Cristobal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy and Christian Dior. A glamorous socialite, Mona Bismarck was named “the most beautiful woman in the world” by arbiters of fashion in the 1950’s.

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34, avenue de New York 75016 Paris

+33 (0) 1 47 23 38 88

info@americancenterparis.org

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We are only  open to the public during our events.
For more information, please visit our “AGENDA” section

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