San Francisco Goethe-Institut Celebrates 200 Years of Grimm Fairy Tales With Art

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first edition of Kinder-und Hausmaerchen (Children’s and Household Tales) by the Grimm Brothers, which is on Dec 20, 2012, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco has created a special art exhibit featuring work by German American artists from the Bay Area. Kinder-und Hausmaerchen is the most famous collection of fairy tales which include the popular stories of Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty, and over the years has been translated into more than 160 languages. In this art exhibit, all of the paintings, photos and drawings are inspired by a specific fairy tale from the 200+ stories in the collection.

This “200 Years of Grimm Fairy Tales” is just the first of 3 planned exhibits to honor the works of the Grimm Brothers, and other activities are said to be in the works by the San Francisco Goethe-Institut. If your interested in going, the exhibit runs until May 25th at the ART-Lounge on 530 Bush Street in San Francisco. For times and more details, check out the source link below.

 

Source: Goethe-Institut San Francisco
Photo by Anne Siems

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