On June 5, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump joined World War II veterans and the heads of state of 13 other countries for a moving ceremony dedicated to those who stormed the beaches of Normandy as a part of Operation Overlord. The efforts of these brave soldiers led to an Allied victory that turned the tide of the war on the continent and built the foundation for our current German-American friendship.
The McCormick House in Elmhurst, IL, is one of only three single family homes in the U.S. designed by Bauhaus architect Mies van der Rohe. The house is the site of a two-person show by Chicago-based artists Assaf Evron and Claudia Weber.
While it’s been nearly a century since the founding of the Bauhaus—the influential school of art, architecture, and design that opened in Weimar, Germany, in 1919—its continuing impact is unmistakable.
Dr. Angela Merkel is to be awarded the 2018 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding. The Award is meant to highlight remarkable and compassionate leadership from notable public figures who facilitate international understanding and represent humanitarianism and tolerance.