The American Academy’s Head-to-Head Series was established in 2012 to strengthen German-American ties in the state of Baden-Württemberg. With generous support from Stuttgart-based Academy donors the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Berthold Leibinger Stiftung, and from trustee Dr. Dirk Ippen, the series has…
The American Academy in Berlin mourns the passing of Anna-Maria Kellen, who died in New York City on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at age 98. Mrs. Kellen’s philanthropic support of the American Academy—housed in her childhood home—has been a cornerstone of the institution and its…
In April 2017, the American Academy in Berlin inaugurates the Max Beckmann Distinguished Visitorship honoring the great Leipzig-born artist who worked and taught in St. Louis and New York during the immediate postwar years. The Beckmann program is conceived to bring to Berlin eminent visual…
The American Academy in Berlin is the world’s most important center for American intellectual life outside the United States. — Der Spiegel
Transatlantic partnership at a high intellectual level, in the style of mutual respect.
— Süddeutsche Zeitung
Given the temper of our times, the Academy’s role is more important in 2017 than even my husband might have imagined in 1994. — Kati Marton, Author and Journalist
It is difficult to imagine a more inspirational, daring, and rewarding place to engage the mind than the salon on the Wannsee. — The Washington Post
A convivial setting for interaction with colleagues in different disciplines who draw one another out in ways that cannot be foreseen. — Hal Foster, Princeton University
One ends an evening at the American Academy feeling the variety and depth of current intellectual life. — Helen Vendler, Harvard University
There is no better opportunity to work and understand, anywhere.
— Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University
The American Academy has contributed more to a vibrant transatlantic relationship than any other institution in Germany. — Wolfgang Ischinger