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We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.


Program Spring 2017 ©Goethe-Institut Chicago

Cultural Programs

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Rebecca Wilton © Rebecca Wilton

Rebecca Wilton: Lafayette Park 2014

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Bauhaus in Chicago, in 2017, and in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the German Bauhaus, in 2019, we present micro exhibitions, Little Pieces of Bauhaus. These exhibitions show works that reference the Bauhaus by a variety of artists, local, national and international.

Rebecca Wilton: Lafayette Park 2014


Literaturlenz ©Helmut Lackinger, ©S.Fischer/Zaia Alexander, ©Nikkol Rot

Literaturlenz: Readings with Authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

Hallo, Grüezi, Servus! Literature from the three German-speaking countries.

Join Marlen Schachinger, Antje Ravic Strubel and Simon Froehling on March 06 at Bookends and Beginnings in Evanston.