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Street Art

Covering walls and surfaces in cities around the world, Street Art is appreciated by thousands every day as they go about their daily business. In our constantly growing blog about this unique art form, we have captured art in the streets of Montreal, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York City, Toronto and Washington, D.C., Berlin and other places.

Monument 0 de Eszter Salamon © Ursula Kaufmann

Culture in Montreal

The cybercarnet of the activities of the Goethe-Institut Montreal, manifestations of German culture in Montreal and of what we care about in general. Our team of bloggers wanders around the city to offer a unique perspective of our universe.

Dresdner Sempergalerie © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, David Brandt

Cultural Bulletin

What moves the German art and culture scene: What is on offer and what is worth thinking about? Andreas Platthaus, Feuilleton Editor of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung", offers insights and personal analyses of current events in the German cultural world.

Performance of "Nelken" by Pina Bausch at the Tanztheater Wuppertal photographed by Ursula Kaufmann © Ursula Kaufmann

Pina Bausch seen by Ursula Kaufmann

Nelken, known in English as Carnations, is one of the most important and most frequently performed pieces by Pina Bausch all over the world. Here we show you the works of the internationally renowned photo artist Ursula Kaufmann.


Musikrückblick 2020 © Shutterstock

2020: The Year in Music

Crisis, cancellations, economic drawbacks - the cultural sector had a tough year. Nevertheless, there was no talk of standstill - quite the opposite: the pandemic forced music makers and audiences into the virtual sphere and awakened the innovative power of the crisis. 

Popcast © Goethe-Institut | Illustration: DOON 東

Music from Germany

Rock, pop, hiphop, electro: at the beginning of every month we shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs from Kiel up north to Weilheim way down south. Together with Zündfunk, Bavarian Radio’s scene magazine, we showcase the latest music by riveting off-the-charts bands. Pop made in Germany can also be downloaded here by subscription.


100 years of Bauhaus © Irmi Maunu-Kocian


Over a century ago, in 1919, Walter Gropius founded the Bauhaus School of Art and Design with the aim of making German design internationally more competitive. Our dossier on this year's anniversary presents interesting facts, milestones and hopefully inspiring insights into this fascinating movement.

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