972 5th Avenue
New York, US 10031
December 3 & 4, 2022
Join us for a festive weekend celebrating French author Marcel Proust’s remarkable body of work through performance art, live readings, creative workshops for kids, a patisserie tasting, and more.
Discover, rediscover, and connect with Proust’s art and ideas as we mark 100 years since his passing at Villa Albertine’s headquarters, the landmarked Payne Whitney Mansion on Fifth Avenue. This gem of Gilded-Age architecture and design offers a portal into the era when the author lived. Works written and inspired by Proust will be available for purchase at Albertine Books, on the ground floor.
All events are free and open to the public, but space will be limited. Please click here or on the links below to register via Eventbrite.
Programming highlights include the following:
Saturday, December 3rd
- 10am (in English) and 11am (in French): Once upon a time, there was an author named Marcel Proust… Kids coloring and 3D animation workshops in partnership with Les Editions Animées, led by artist Amélie Gaulier
- 2pm-6pm: A Saturday with Proust
- 2pm – Live readings of In Search of Lost Time by actor Jim Fletcher
- 3pm – Round table “The Many Ways of Proust: Adaptations, Translations and Reception”, with author Rubén Gallo, playwright and theater director Mary Zimmerman, and translator Lydia Davis, moderated by Professor André Benhaïm
- 4pm – Proust in Hollywood, live performance by Professor André Benhaïm
- 4:30pm – Proust in One Hour, a live performance by Véronique Aubouy
Sunday, December 4th
- 10am and 11am: Once upon a time, there was an author named Marcel Proust… Kids coloring and 3D animation workshops in partnership with Les Editions Animées, led by artist Amélie Gaulier
- 2pm: Reading Proust during the Pandemic – A conversation with Oliver Munday, an associate creative director at The Atlantic, and Caroline Weber, author and Barnard professor. Presented in partnership with The Atlantic
- 3pm-6pm: In Search of the Lost Madeleine
- 3pm – Live readings of In Search of Lost Time by actress Dee Beasnael
- 4pm – A Proust-inspired madeleine event moderated by Adam Gopnik, New Yorker staff writer and featuring three acclaimed pastry chefs who will re-interpret the famous madeleine: Chef Eujin Lee (Lysée); Chef Jimmy Leclerc (Ladurée), and Chef Sebastien Rouxel (Boulud). .