Panel Discussion



About the Exhibition

French artist Anne Plaisance aims to spark dialogue and develop strategies to address homelessness and violence against women through the exhibition, Wonder Women: Anne Plaisance + Transition House. Her latest project is a socially engaged “tiny house" installation. Through her “Art’s Room” project, Plaisance organized weekly art workshops with residents at Transition House, a Cambridge nonprofit organization that supports survivors of domestic violence. The idea behind the project was to create an opportunity for the women to visualize and share aspirations for a safe and peaceful home. The creation of these tiny houses serves as a powerful metaphor for a meta goal: a safer world for women. The French Cultural Center is proud to host the tiny houses by the residents of Transition House as well as paintings by the artist Anne Plaisance.

About Anne Plaisance

Anne Plaisance is a French visual artist who works with a diverse array of media, including painting, installation, sculpture, collages, sketchbooks and video. The aesthetic of her artwork contrasts sharply with the brutality of the messages they convey. Through her work, she extracts fears and demons to express her rage against social injustices.

Her work has been featured in more than eighty exhibitions in Poland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Egypt and in the United States. Her works can be found in the Brooklyn Art Library in New York as well as in private collections in the United States, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan and Poland, among others.

She received the LCC grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Cambridge for the Art’s Room project in addition to the Cambridge Arts Council’s Community Supported Art grant.

Gallery Hours

Monday, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Left Image: Born to suffer Center Image: Born to be abused Right Image: Born to survive

Project Funding, Partners and Sponsors

Anne Plaisance is a recipient of a LCC grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Cambridge for The Art’s Room project.

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This project is made possible in partnership with Transition House, Violence Transformed, Cambridge Art Association and Buy and Consign in Waltham, MA.

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This event is made possible thanks in part to the Mosaïque Cultural Fund. MosaiqueCharter1Web_Logo Rose-Noir ss Fund

Call for Artists


Our art exhibition program showcases local and international artists whose work has a connection with French and Francophone culture.

Whether you draw your inspiration from an artistic movement, a specific artist, a subject or a technique, you can submit your work for an opportunity to present your art to the public in our elegant brownstone's gallery in the heart of Back Bay, for month-long exhibitions from September through June.

Artists and projects are selected by a committee of art professionals, artists and art connoisseurs who meet twice a year. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

To submit your work please refer to the Call for Artists in which you will find a detailed description of requirements and conditions.

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