Editorial Review

The Goethe-Institut hosts provocative exhibitions of contemporary German art, but is also active in its ties to other cultural centers in Washington. The institute organizes programs with the Alliance-Francaise, the American Film Institute, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, among others.

True to its mission, the Goethe-Institut's exhibitions and programs focus on aspects of German language or culture, but also with an interest in fostering understanding between German culture and the culture of a host country. To this end, the institute sponsors a variety of events, including lectures, readings, concerts, films, and discussions about the "intercultural" diversity of the European Union. The institute has a special emphasis on issues related to the use of electronic media in culture and education.