The Mona Bismarck American Center for art & culture provides a...read more
The Mona Bismarck American Center for art & culture provides a showcase for a variety of exceptional experiences in American art and culture through select and innovative programming in the heart of Paris.The new Mona Bismarck American Center was launched in 2011, evolving from the legacy of the Mona Bismarck Foundation which became active in 1986 following the passing of its founder and sole benefactor, the American philanthropist, Countess Mona Bismarck. A devotee of art and culture, Mona Bismarck enabled numerous charitable gifts during her life. In order to lend permanency to her philanthropic activities, she gave her Parisian townhouse and the majority of her estate to the Foundation with the purpose of fostering French – American friendship and understanding through art and culture. This remains the core mission of the Center today.