Tuesday December 18
Reed Lecture Conversation
1:30pm|Byram Shubert Library

Conférence et discussion en français animées
par Francis Polizzio  le 3e mardi du mois.
Sujet du mois : Charles Garnier, architecte de l'Opéra Garnier
et  inventeur du style Napoléon III 

Ouvert aux membres
Tuesday December 18
International Book Club
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
5pm|Byram Shubert Library

Wednesday December 19
Café Crème Conversation Group with Claire Négrin
Open to all!
9:30am|Pain Quotidien Greenwich

Souhaitez-vous parler français ?
Rejoignez-nous autour d'un café au Pain Quotidien pour une conversation en toute décontraction. Ouvert à tous les niveaux.
Would you like to speak French?
Come join us at Le Pain Quotidien, enjoy a coffee and engage in a fun conversation in a relax atmosphere. Open to all levels.

If you are interested to Join, please email Claire Négrin at

382 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich CT
Thursday December 20
Ciné Club "Movies from around the World"
7pm|Byram Shubert Library

The Brand New Testament
(Le tout nouveau testament)

God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter  in present-day Brussels, Belgium. She concludes that her dad is doing a terrible  job and decides to rewrite the world, descending to earth in search of her own 6  messengers to write a brand new testament and change the status quo.

Free screening
Tuesday January 9
Private Art  Tour at the Wallach Gallery
& Lunch at the New Leaf Café
Bus at 9:30am|Greenwich-NYC

 We invite you in partnership with
The Greenwich Arts Council to

A Private Tour of Posing Modernity:
The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today By the Exhibition's Curator Wallach Art Gallery in NYC

& Lunch at the New Leaf Café at Fort Tyron Park
(near the Cloisters)

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9 | Bus will depart GAC at 9:30am

Price: $95 for GAC and Alliance Members | $110 for Non-Members
Limited Space - This Special Tour fills up quickly!
Please RSVP by January 7

For paid reservations, please
call the GAC office at 203.862.6752
or go to

About the EXHIBIT: The Wallach Gallery of Columbia University serves as a laboratory for curatorial practice and as a forum for bringing the University's diverse approaches to the arts to a broader public.
This exhibit explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art. The models' interactions with and influences on painters, sculptors and photographers are highlighted through photographs, correspondence and films. The artists featured in the exhibition depicted black subjects in a manner counter to typical representations of the period. The works included highlight the little-known, multiracial aspect of each artist's milieu. Co-organized with the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

About DENISE MURRELL, Curator: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery and Curator of the exhibition based on the dissertation for her 2014 Columbia PhD. She is also the author of the exhibition's catalogue, published by Yale University Press and co-curator of an expanded version of the exhibition, titled Le Modèle Noir de Géricault à Matisse, to be shown at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, in spring 2019.

About NEW LEAF CAFE: spectacular fieldstone cottage built by John D. Rockefeller in the 1930s. Designed by the famous Olmsted Brothers.