The American Academy in Berlin is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan center for advanced study. The Academy’s mission is to foster intellectual and professional ties between Germans and Americans in the humanities, public affairs, and the arts. At its lakeside Hans Arnhold Center, the Academy offers 30 residential fellowships and hosts around 20 visiting lecturers and 120 public programs annually.
The Center for Architecture was founded by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and by the Center for Architecture Foundation as a public space committed to advancing an understanding of architecture, design, and the built environment through exhibitions, discussions, and professional exchange. Since opening in 2003, the Center has welcomed over 400,000 visitors.
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
The German Consulate General in New York covers the areas of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Fairfield County (Connecticut), as well as Bermuda. One of its five main divisions is dedicated to culture and education, offering links to German cultural organizations and information portals, as well as a frequently updated calendar of musical, artistic, and political events at German House New York. For further information, see new-york.diplo.de.
871 United Nations Plaza
(1st Avenue at East 49th Street)
New York, NY 10017
Goethe-Institut New York, one of 149 branches in 80 countries, is the Federal Republic of Germany’s official cultural institute. The Goethe-Institut organizes and supports a broad spectrum of events worldwide in addition to its ongoing efforts to promote German culture and international cultural exchange.
1014 Fifth Avenue (at 83rd Street)
New York, NY 10028
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation promotes the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, and to the collection, conservation, and study of the art of our time. The Foundation realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, publications, and its network of museums and cultural partnerships. The Guggenheim
Museum on Fifth Avenue is one of three museums owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
An international collection of some 20,000 films is just part of “the greatest collection of modern art in the world” (the New York Times) housed by The Museum of Modern Art. Daily programs of works from the collection are shown in the Museum’s two movie theaters.
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019-5497
Neue Galerie New York, a museum devoted to German and Austrian art of the early 20th century, presents a cabaret series in the Café Sabarsky, an intimate 60-seat room exquisitely appointed with period objects, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann and furniture by Adolf Loos. The restaurant draws its inspiration from the great cafés that served as important centers of intellectual and cultural life at the turn of the 20th century.
1048 Fifth Avenue (at 86th Street)
New York, NY 10028
212-628-6200, ext. 485
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is one of the largest and oldest organizations in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. Established in 1976 by Alanna Heiss, P.S.1 came about through The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of turning abandoned, underutilized buildings in New York City into artist studios and exhibition spaces. P.S.1 became an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art in 2000.
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Thirteen/WNET New York is one of the key program providers for public television, bringing such acclaimed series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Charlie Rose, and Cyberchase—as well as the work of Bill Moyers—to audiences nationwide. As the flagship public broadcaster in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut metro area, Thirteen reaches millions of viewers each week and extends the impact of its television productions through educational and community outreach projects.
WNYC, New York Public Radio, is New York’s premier public radio station, comprising WNYC 93.9 FM and WNYC AM 820. Reaching more than one million listeners every week, WNYC FM and AM extend New York City’s cultural riches to the entire country and air the best national offerings from affiliate networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and American Public Media. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural, and classical music programming, while WNYC AM 820 focuses on breaking news and international news reporting.
The World Music Institute is dedicated to the study and presentation of the finest traditional and contemporary music and dance from around the globe. Growing out of a concert program developed at New York’s Alternative Museum begun in 1976, the World Music Institute has presented music from more than 100 countries in regions throughout the world.
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