Kannscht du deitsch schwetze? Kaanscht du muukka funge? If you can read that, you already know a little Pennsylvania Dutch! And what better way to practice your Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch than by singing along with some traditional folk music?
This year, visitors to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. can view German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s acclaimed multichannel film, Manifesto (pictured), at Manifesto: Art x Agency, a group exhibition that examines the art historical impact of artist manifestos from the 20th century to present day.
This week’s story comes to us from the German Heritage in Letters project. The German Heritage in Letters project digitizes hand-written correspondence between German immigrants in the U.S. and their family back home. The project helps preserve preserve and tell an authentic story of immigration from Germany. The letters are primarily from 1840s – 1880s, where at the peak, more than 3 million letters were sent each year.
The Bundesliga season may be over in Germany, but the action is just getting started for soccer fans in the US! FC Bayern Munich and BVB Dortmund, two top-tier German teams, will both be touring the country to take on top clubs in other European Leagues and MLS in exhibition matches.
Anne Imhof brought her most recent work, “Sex,” to the Art Institute of Chicago. The German visual and performance artist is best known for receiving the prestigious Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale for her powerful installation, “Faust.” “Sex” opened with three days of live performances and continues as an installation that included sculpture, painting, and sound.