Germany for Beginners: An Interactive Sculptural Exhibition of Modern Germany

February 2, 2011


Germany for Beginners exhibition photo (c) Goethe-Institut

Using the 26 letters of the alphabet and an array of amusing, serious and often self-ironic interactive components, the exhibition “Germany for Beginners,” on display at the Goethe-Institut February 8 – March 3, 2011, presents today’s Germany and its Germans to an international audience.

From “A” for Arbeit (work), by way of “F” for Fußball (soccer), all the way to “Z” for Zukunft (future), viewers gain insight into the German way of life and German identity. Oversized sculptures of the letters engage visitors and transmit information about history, politics and culture. At the end, participants can create their own synopsis – or revisit the exhibition for new perspectives.

A project of the Goethe-Institut Germany and the “Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung”, Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education.

Hours: M – Th: 9 am – 5 pm; F: 9 am – 3 pm; Sa: 1 – 5 pm. Free admission.

Opening Reception

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 6 – 8 pm with opening remarks by Dr. Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany.

RSVP to 202-289-1200202-289-1200 ext. 162 or

Reception sponsored by the German Embassy.

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