Encounters in the Arts

The Paris Center is very fortunate to be housed at Reid Hall, which has a long history of involvement in the arts. Through film and concert series, led by and featuring Columbia faculty, as well as regular conversations with French and International writers and artists, the Paris Center plays an active role in contributing to the cultural fabric of Paris.

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