Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Drawing on our unique resources, the Max Kade Institute has developed a number of exhibits. They include travel exhibits that have been presented at conferences, community festivals, and other events, as well as virtual exhibits that can be viewed online.

Since the fall of 2014, we have a permanent exhibit space in our new location in the University Club where we display our own materials and host guest exhibits, such as the ones listed below.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:00pm

This exhibit, created by the University of Iowa, visualizes the story of German immigration to Iowa in the context of global migration to the American Midwest, and examines pro- and anti-immigration sentiment, the value and challenges of...

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 4:00pm to Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 4:00pm

Drawing on the rich resources of the Max Kade Institute Library and Archives, this exhibit showcases German-language newspapers, magazines, books, and other materials that were printed in the United States in the World War I era...

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:15pm

This exhibit highlights events and episodes in the life of German-American immigrant and later U.S. Senator Carl Schurz's through the lens of his personal library. A large part of  Carl Schurz's personal library is now in the  Max Kade Institute...

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