Welcome to the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC

things behind the sun, 40 x 50 cm, öl auf leinwand, 2015 (c) Justine Otto

Current Events

things behind the sun, 2015 (c) Justine Otto and polarraum

Closing Friday, September 4

Justine Otto: hyder flares

Leading Polish-German contemporary figurative painter Justine Otto won The Phillips Collection’s second annual Emerging Artist Prize following Washington’s 2014 (e)merge art fair. More...

Learn German at the Goethe-Institut this Fall

Register online now for September intensive courses and 9-week courses at all levels starting in October. More...

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    German Courses & Examinations

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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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    German Courses and Exams: Fall 2015

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