Getty and French Consulate in Los Angeles Sign Cultural Exchange Agreement 

Getty and French Consulate in Los Angeles Sign Cultural Exchange Agreement 

The Getty Museum and the French Consulate of Los Angeles have entered a cooperative agreement to promote exhibitions and programming related to French culture.

This cultural exchange fosters the understanding of art, and mutual understanding across societies. The agreement was executed on April 2nd by French Consul General in Los Angeles, Julie Duhaut-Bedos, and Getty President and CEO Katherine E. Fleming during a ceremony at the French Residence in Beverly Hills. Laurent Bili, ambassador of France to the United States notes that, “This agreement with the Getty acknowledges the important role that museums play in our French American conversation. Here in Los Angeles, it gives us a framework and a vision for our cooperation.”

As well as outlining the collaborative promotion of Getty activities related to French culture, the agreement encourages opportunities for greater cultural exchange and cooperation with Villa Albertine, a residency program for French global creators, thinkers, and cultural professionals, as well as other Consulate programs. The agreement also includes the joint promotion of Camille Claudel, the first major survey of exhibitions of the work of painter Gustave Caillebotte (in collaboration with the Musée d’Orsay and the Art Institute of Chicago) and photographer Hippolyte Bayard, as well as Getty serving as host for “French Museum Next Gen,” Villa Albertine’s next generation curatorial cohort in Spring 2024.

“Getty has a long and meaningful relationship with the French Consulate in Los Angeles and has worked with esteemed institutions to bring France’s art and culture to local audiences”, states Katherine Fleming. “This agreement is a continuation of the commitment and a foundation for further collaboration as Getty expands its global reach and impact.” 

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A native of Los Angeles, Barbara is the France Today Ambassador for L.A. She graduated from UCLA with a BA degree in Political Science, and also received her JD degree from UCLA School of Law. While at UCLA, she spent her junior year in Grenoble, France. From that time on, she has been an avid and passionate Francophile. She has visited almost every region in France, and still pursues French language courses in Los Angeles. She has an apartment in Paris and continues to visit France every year.

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  •  Max Perry
    2024-04-17 06:09:17
    Max Perry
    Is there, or will there be, an exhibition at the Getty of the works of Caillebotte? He is an under appreciated part of the Impressionism movement and beyond.