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(c) Jonathan Borofksy, Running Man (1982)

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(c) Jonathan Borofksy, Running Man (1982)

Until 15 December 2014

The Wall in Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall

This exhibition features more than 20 American artists who have used the Berlin Wall as a pivotal site and symbol for weighing global forms of division. Related symposium on Saturday, November 8. More...

Until December 8

The Wall in Our Heads Film Series

American, German, and international perspectives on the Berlin Wall and other walls around the world. More...

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    Current Projects

    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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