Lunchtime Reading: Jenny Erpenbeck
- Performing & Visual Arts
- Library of Congress, Whittall Pavillion, Washington DC
In the mid-19th century, many talented architects fleeing repressive regimes in Germany settled in Washington, DC, where they designed and built everything from private residences to large government buildings. A century later, in the same tradition, Mies van der Rohe’s starkly monumental Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library added a distinctly modern and internationalist note to DC’s old German immigrant neighborhood. Local historian and tour guide Elizabeth Sherman will reveal first-hand how architects Julius Germuiller, Julius Wenig, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - and especially Adolf Cluss - left their indelible stamp on the built identity of our nation’s capital. In conjunction with AIA DC Architecture Week.
Meeting point will be at the National Building Museum (401 F St. NW, Metro: Judiciary Square)
The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange.
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