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.

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:00pm

Doors open at 5PM, music begins at 6PM

This early evening event with food and cash bar is free and open to the public.

Die Tanzgeiger is a traditional Austrian dance band with Upper Midwestern connections,...

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to Friday, May 25, 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...

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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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