Once a year, the Goethe-Institut awards the Goethe Medal, an official decoration of the Federal Republic of Germany. This medal honors luminaries who have performed outstanding service for the German language and for international cultural relations. The 2019 awardees have been announced, among them New York-based artist Shirin Neshat. More about Shirin Neshat here.
Although it’s not certain who first wrote the recipe, the Black Forest cake has been fully embraced by the Black Forest community as an essential aspect of their cultural identity. On a quest to understand just how this confectionery classic came to be, producer Kate Sammer journeys to its namesake, the Black Forest.
The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots gives occasion to celebrate, but also to continue the struggle for queer rights. The Goethe-Institut supports debate and remembrance with an international program.
What power drives art to change? What causes new forms of expression and new styles? How does the new come into the world? American and German theoreticians show how the arts continue to develop in sudden leaps and bounds from the tension between popular and elite tendencies.
As a part of the Year of German-American Friendship, the Goethe-Institut is celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus. Here you’ll find a timeline of Bauhaus history in the U.S., articles on members who immigrated to North America, a list of upcoming events for 2019 and general information on the Bauhaus movement.