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For you I have been absent in the spring (c) Paula Doepfner

Current Events

Texas bluesman Mance Lipscomb and Chris Strachwitz, 1964 (c) This Ain’t No Mouse
Tuesday, 5 May 2015 – Friday, 3 July 2015

Take It Right Back: Works by Paula Doepfner

Berlin-based artist Paula Doepfner creates ephemeral works with natural materials that focus on transformation and renewal. The artist will be at the opening on May 5. More...

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 1 – 2:30 pm

Martin Mosebach: What Was Before (Was davor geschah)

Award-winning author Martin Mosebach will give a reading from his latest book, What Was Before (Was davor geschah), at the Library of Congress. More...

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 6:30 pm

This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

Roots music icon and Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz joins Smithsonian Folkways curator/archivist Jeff Place for a discussion following the screening of this documentary. More...

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    Current Projects

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    The Role of Artists and the Arts in Creative Placemaking   english

    What role can culture play in helping a city recover its civic life? Perspectives from leading European and American arts facilitators during a symposium organized by the Goethe-Institut and EUNIC in Baltimore, MD in 2014. (PDF, 12MB)

    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.

    LIVESTREAM - Urban Places Public Spaces   deutschenglish

    Follow our live global discussion with Johannesburg, Rotterdam and Munich on Sunday (26.04.) and tweet under #places15. Starting at 11.00 AM (CET).

    Transatlantic Outreach Program   deutschenglish

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


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