Washington, DC

Utopia – Revisiting a German State in America is truly an international story of immigration with the opening of the exhibit in Washington, DC.  The German American Heritage Museum at 719 Sixth Street NW is a wonderful location in the heart of DC!  For more information see www.gahmusa.org or call 202-467-5000. 

Extended opening hours:
Sept. 7 – Sept. 13: 11 am – 7 pm (daily)
Regular exhibit hours:
Tues – Fri: 11 am – 6 pm, Sat 12 pm – 5 pm
Free admission to exhibit and events if not otherwise noted
 

Saturday, 6 September 2014

4 pm: Grand opening Utopia exhibition

GAHMUSA, Washington DC
Attending members of the Utopia exhibit team are: artistic director Oliver Behnecke (Bremen, Germany), artistic director Peter Roloff (Berlin, Germany), performance artist Esther Steinbrecher (Berlin, Germany), historian Dorris Keeven-Franke (St. Charles, MO, USA) and others

6 September to 13 September 2014
Travel agency “Muss I denn Tours & Cargo Trips” in the Utopia exhibit

During GAHMUSA hours of operation artist Esther Steinbrecher invites visitors to become godparents for objects from Germany and visitors can deliver objects for shipment to Germany

Monday, 8 September 2014
5 pm “Guided Utopia tour”

A tour through the exhibit with artistic director Peter Roloff

Tuesday, 9 September 2014
12 – 1:15 pm “Deutsch am Mittag”

Goethe-Institut, Washington DC
Talk and discussion with Peter Roloff about the Utopia exhibit
5 pm “Guided Utopia tour”
A tour through the exhibit with artistic director Peter Roloff

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
6 pm “Home from Home” (Die andere Heimat)
Goethe Institute, Washington DC
Screening of recent movie by acclaimed director Edgar Reitz,  230 min.. In the mid-19th century, hundreds of thousands of Europeans emigrated to faraway South America in a desperate bid to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home. Their motto was “Any fate is better than death.” This drama and love story is set against the true backdrop of this forgotten tragedy. It centers around two brothers who realize that only their dreams can save them.Program curator Sala Deinema, introduction by Peter Roloff

Thursday, 11 September 2014
5 pm “Guided Utopia tour”

A tour through the exhibit with artistic director Peter Roloff

Friday, 12 September 2014
5 pm “Guided Utopia tour”

A tour through the exhibit with artistic director Peter Roloff

Saturday, 13 September 2014
5 pm “Guided Utopia tour”

A tour through the exhibit with artistic director Peter Roloff

16 September to end of September 2014

Travel agency “Muss I den Tours & Cargo Trips”

Operated by GAHMUSA volunteers during GAHMUSA hours of operation

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Utopia exhibition finissage

GAHMUSA, Washington DC
With artistic director Peter Roloff (Berlin, Germany) and others

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