Fall Starts Here!
Fall is a busy season here at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta and we have events galore! With everything from art exhibits, language breakfasts, author readings and movie screenings, we always have something going on. So, we thought we’d give you a little round-up of our fall events – some pictures of those that have already taken place and a sneak peek into what’s still to come!
“What a Palace! Berlin Palace-Humboldt Forum” Exhibition Opening
Our fall season kicked off when we became the first in the United States to host the travelling exhibit on the restoration of the Berlin Palace which will house the Humboldt Forum, a cultural center of national and international distinction in the heart of Berlin.
Just over a week ago, Bernhard Wolter, the Director of Communications at The Humboldt Forum brought the exhibit to the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta and talked about the history of the Berlin Palace along with its future and what it will house including Non-European collections of the Prussian Heritage Foundation’s National Museums in Berlin, the central and regional library of Berlin, The Humboldt University’s collections on the history of science and some of the cultural treasures already on display in Berlin’s “Museum Island.” Were you at the event? See if you can spot yourself in the pictures below:
And, don’t worry if you didn’t make it, you can still check out the exhibition here at the Goethe until September 30th, 2014.
German Language Breakfast
Last Friday, we hosted our latest German Language Breakfast. 25 of our students, members and supporters got out of bed early and headed to the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta to enjoy some German delicacies and listen to a keynote speech from Mr. John Woodward from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. It gave people a chance to test out their German skills, improve them a little and see what a typical German breakfast is all about – breads, cheeses, cold cut meats, yoghurt, muesli, fruit and of course that all important coffee! After breakfast, Mr, Woodward took to the stage to talk about “Learning the German Language” in German. German is his third language behind English and French but he feels it’s a very useful tool, especially in his working life. He then went on to talk in English on the subject “Economic Development in Atlanta as an International City,” talking about the changes in the city and how other countries are starting to recognize its importance as a business and cultural hub in the south-east, with countless numbers of German companies looking to this area to expand into the United States. We took a few pictures for you to take a look at:
We’re planning to have another breakfast soon so make sure you keep an eye out and get yourself signed up!
TEASE – Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the South East
See, we told you we’d already been busy! Last Thursday we hosted the Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the South East. Five contemporary German-speaking artists – Bodo Berheide, Christl Foetsch, Uschi Kirchhoff, Dr. Birgit Wewers and Jonas Heinevetter, showcased their artwork in a pop-up art exhibit. The night began with speeches from our Executive Director, Miriam Bruns, The hon. Christoph Sander, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Southeastern United States and Honorary Consul of Germany in North Carolina, Klaus Becker before people were given the chance to check out the artwork and talk to the artists. Mr. Chris Chandler played the piano whilst guests looked at the different pieces of art, TEASE sponsors Lufthansa and Mostly Chocolate also attended the event, with Mr. Robert Valois from Mostly Chocolate (Charlotte, NC) handing out samples of German chocolate and lebkuchen for the 60 guests to try. Guess what we did, yep, we took some pictures just for you!
Phew! 3 events in just over a week and we’re not stopping there! We have plenty more lined up for you over the next month or so:
- September 18th, 2014 – European Day of Languages
- September 22nd, 2014 – Movie Screening: “Rockin’ the Wall
- September 23rd, 2014 – In Conversation With…Swiss Author Lisa Elsässer
- October 27th, 2014 – A Note on Opera: “The Macabre and the Fantastic: Early 19th-Century German Opera”
Make sure you get those dates in your diary – we’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Posted on September 15, 2014, in Daily News and tagged Art, Atlanta, Berlin, Culture, Fall, Fall Events, German, German Language, German Language Breakfast, Goethe-Zentrum, Humboldt Forum, TEASE. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.