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Chingachgook, The Great Snake (c) DEFA Film Library
October 5 - 26, 2015

Picturing America Film Series and Discussion/Reading

Ever since America was “discovered” by Europeans, Germans have imagined what life must be like in the new land. In combination with a discussion/reading with award-winning German author Felicitas Hoppe on October 12, three films depict how the German picture of America has evolved over time. More...

Until December 3, 2015

Surveillance Blind Exhibition

Transatlantic relations include a widely-held belief that privacy is a common Western value. That conviction can become a source of misunderstanding when dramatically different approaches to privacy come into conflict. More...

We are closed October 12, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day.

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    Current Projects

    Future Perfect   deutschenglish

    The Goethe-Institut and the foundation Futurzwei collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.
    Borofsky sculpture known as Man/Woman as its centerpiece Photo (c) Theresa Keil

    Baltimore – What can the arts do?   deutschenglish

    Since the violent death of Freddie Gray, the people of the city of Baltimore want justice: a challenge for the judicial system, but also for the arts.

    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.

    Transatlantic Outreach Program   deutschenglish

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


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    Rethinking - Learning from Nature

    Umdenken - Learning from Nature (c) Goethe-Institut
    This exhibition teaches German and environmental protection. On display at Heritage High School in Leesburg Nov. 5 - 20.

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    Documentaries and feature films for cultural and educational institutions