Campus Events: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

George Mason Campus Weeks
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall


Fenwick Gallery, first floor, Fenwick Library: Scenes from Behind the Wall: Images of East Germany, 1989/90, by photographers Page Chichester & Helmut Brinkmann, October 15-December 15.

Special Collections, 2nd FloorPosters from the former German Democratic Republic 

Opening Reception in Fenwick Library Art Gallery, 3:00-4:30 pm, Thursday, October 16th.

Film Series
(all films in Aquia 346)

September 25 5:45-8:45 pm: The Tunnel

October 30, 5:45-8:45 pm, The Lives of Others

November 20, 5:45-8:45 pm, Good-Bye Lenin


“The Berlin Wall and Memory,” October 15, 4:30-5:45 pm, Johnson Center
Room D, by Hope Harrison, Professor at the Elliot School, George Washington University and acclaimed author of Driving the Soviets up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961 (Princeton University Press, 2003).

 “German Art from World War I to the Berlin Wall,” November 6, 7:20-8:45 pm, Johnson Center Room G, by Eckhart Gillen, Berlin, Renowned art historian and co-curator of Art of the Two Germanys: Cold War Cultures, 1949-1990, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2009 and many monographs on contemporary German art.

“The Greatest Show on Earth: Kennedy in Berlin,” November 19, 3:00-4:30 pm, Johnson Center Room G by Andreas Daum, Professor of History, State University of New York, Buffalo and noted author of Kennedy in Berlin, (Cambridge University Press & the German Historical Institute Washington, DC, 2008).

 Lectures co-sponsored by the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, National Honor Society

Receptions to follow the lectures.      

Gala Student Concert

“An Evening of Beethoven!” Sunday, December 7, Center for the Arts, 7:00 pm, George Mason University Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Dennis Layendecker, Heritage Professor and Director, School of Music.

The concert will be followed by a reception and giveaways of Berlin Wall-themed items for students!

Campus Weeks events are generously supported by the German Information Office of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington DC


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