In light of the current situation, Goethe Pop Up Houston is temporarily closed until further notice. This is a preventative action to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure the safety of our community and staff.
Please continue to check our website and social media for updates on scheduled events and digital engagement opportunities.
Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.
How does the past take shape? What happens in the process of coming to terms with the past? What social repercussions are associated with the rooting of history in monuments and memorials?
The Goethe Pop Up Houston is a temporary branch of the Goethe-Institut, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. Join us in 2020 as we continue to host and support a variety of multidisciplinary programs, including exhibitions, films, lectures, performances, and more.
Our goal is to present contemporary German art and culture in Houston and help shape a current understanding of Germany today. We stage a broad range of public programs and support projects in the fields of film, arts, theater, dance, music, literature, and more. Events take place in our space and at partner venues around Houston. We aim to explore current issues from both German and US perspectives and engage with Houston’s vibrant arts and culture scene.
Director: Grant Aymond
Before beginning as the Managing Director of the Goethe Pop Up Houston Grant Aymond was the Membership Coördinator at the Dallas Citizens Council, a civic non-profit comprising of CEOs who engage in local civic projects. He also sat on the board as Membership Chair of the Dallas Goethe Center, an organization dedicated to promoting German language and culture in North Texas.
Program Assistant: Katie L. Bruton
Before returning to Texas, Katie L. Bruton was based in Berlin, where she was working towards her Master’s in Applied Literature with a focus on artists’ publications. She previously worked for the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and Berlin University of the Arts and currently serves on the editorial team for the Austin-established art and literary journal fields.