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 2021 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: Alec Brown
Alec completed his Master’s in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020 as part of a tandem program with Humboldt University in Berlin, where he lived and studied for the last year and a half. He previously worked as a Communications Intern with Wunderbar Together in Washington DC, as well as an Intern in the European Parliament in Brussels. His major interests include German, American, and Latin American literature, film, and political culture. As a life-long Southerner, he is looking forward to exploring Texas and connecting Houstonians with contemporary German art and culture.