First Encounters—Menschen begegnen sich Exhibition
December 4–8, 2019
A traveling exhibition which explores the continuing history of migration and its effects on shaping the German-American transatlantic friendship. Through a number of case studies, you are encouraged to explore these questions. Topics range from Jesuits and the Tohono O’odham, to Little Germany in the Wild West, and Black German Americans.
The exhibition does not provide answers to the complex and at times problematic aspects of German immigration to the US. Instead, you are invited to investigate further the encounters between the new German arrivals and local populations.
On view December 4–6 during GAI business hours and
at Holiday Open Haus, December 7 and 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Presented by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
The project First Encounters: Menschen begegnen sich is a part of the Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19, a comprehensive and collaborative initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut, and the Federation of German Industries (BDI), highlighting the decades long relationship grounded in common values, interests, and goals.