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Capital Fringe
10 - 27 July 2014

Capital Fringe Festival 2014

The Goethe-Institut is proud to be a participating venue for the ninth annual Capital Fringe Festival. Once again, Fringe brings Downtown DC alive with hundreds of performances by adventurous and innovative performing artists from the Washington, DC metro area, elsewhere in the United States, and overseas. More...

19 August 2014 – 27 September 2014

Postcards from the Trenches: Germans and Americans Visualize the Great War

This exhibition at Pepco Edison Place Gallery highlights the importance of postcards as a form of social and political communication during the conflict. It focuses on beautifully painted postcards by the German expressionist artist Otto Schubert and includes images from American Expeditionary Force artists. More...

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    Everywhere You Look: A Virtual Tour of German-American Sites in Washington, DC   deutschenglish

    Learn the history of our buildings and the people associated with them.
    Zeitgeist Contemporary Writers © colourbox.com

    Zeitgeist   deutschenglish

    Contemporary authors and playwrights from Europe’s German-speaking countries in Washington DC

    Transatlantic Outreach Program   deutschenglish

    Resources on Modern Germany for K-12 Social Studies Educators in the US and Canada.


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