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Learn German with Goethe

From intensive classes that meet twice a week to conversation groups and independent options, the Goethe-Institut Boston has you covered if you'd like to learn German. We offer personalized advising, individualized assessment, and trial classes to be sure that you will be completely satisfied. Email germancourses-boston@goethe.de to learn more, or register online today.

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Next call for proposals in September 2022
Studio 170

The Goethe-Institut Boston opens its unique, flexible space in Bostons Back Bay to artists and creatives from New England as a “laboratory” for ideas. Jury-selected artists present their experiments to the public in short residencies throughout the year. Check out this year's artists in May, June and early fall.

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Innovative Forms of Memory Culture
Shaping the Past

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?