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July 8, 2013

Experience France at MIM

A weekend celebration of music and culture for the whole family


Every year on July 14, France commemorates the beginning of the 18th-century French Revolution with a national holiday known as Bastille Day. For the second consecutive year, MIM will join the celebration with “Experience France.” On Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, the museum will highlight France with live musical performances; gallery talks by MIM’s new Europe curator, Dr. Kathleen R. Wiens; and arts-and-crafts activities for adults and kids.

The festivities will include performances by ZAZU, a local Gypsy-jazz band; Dr. James Gerber, who will trace the history of French organ music and play MIM’s Rathke “visible” organ; and singer-songwriter Cécile Hortensia, who will pay tribute to Edith Piaf on the 50th anniversary of Piaf’s death. These concerts are included with paid museum admission but are free for Circle of Friends donors.

From coq au vin and quiche to crêpes, macaroons, and more, savor the delicious French cuisine and wines available for purchase at Café Allegro. There will also be a selection of French-themed merchandise, such as special Limoges pieces and CDs by Piaf and other artists, at the Museum Store.

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