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The GAI Haus continues to be closed to the public except for people who are registered for classes and programs. Please contact the office if you need to visit the Haus.

Have you always wondered about German articles? Join us for Der– Die–Das, where advanced beginner to intermediate students can explore the mysteries of German articles. For advanced students, delve into the mysteries of life in the Oberstufe LK C+ course, Geheimnisse des Lebens.
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Join the GAI for a series of virtual and in-person events that explore new topics in German-American history. Starting with the exhibit and film, Stars and Stripes over the Rhine, this series will explore little-known history and pivotal developments over the 20th century that continue to shape connections between Germany and the United States. More information and registration

Street Art and George Floyd—a new multimedia project from the GAI
The GAI recently connected with the local scholars and students at St. Thomas University who created the Urban Art Mapping George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art database. In Minnesota and around the world, street art has been an important outlet for citizens to express their grief, outrage, and hope about the future after the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. From breathtaking murals to poignant graffiti, this collection captures the breadth of street art that has been created in response to this moment. Find out more about this multimedia project, which was inspired by the Goethe Institute’s #artbits blog. More about the project

Thank you for helping us keep the spirit of St. Paul Oktoberfest strong during these unprecedented times! We are grateful to our sponsors, donors, members, and friends for making this celebration possible. And it's not over yet! Oktoberfest traditionally ends on the first Sunday in October. We hope you'll continue the celebration. Vielen Dank!

The GAI annual meeting looks different this year. Find out the details here

Deutsche Tage Masks: 
Find out more about our hand-sewn Deutsche Tage masks. 
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