What's New at the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center
Fiery Fingers and Warm Art Lieder for a Winter afternoon
15 December, 2013 | 3:00pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center presents an afternoon with a distinguished choice of German Classics in the Marunde Ballroom. Enjoy a journey through some of the loveliest examples of German Baroque, Classic and Romanticism.
Elizabeth Doyle singing French Art Songs including Ici Bas by Faure and L'Incredule by Hahn and more...
Pianist Mark Valenti in select Preludes from J.S. Bach's Well Tempered Clavier.
Correlli's Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, known commonly as his Christmas Concerto, in a special transcription for string quartet. The piece was commissioned by Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni and published posthumously in 1714 as part of his Twelve concerti grossi, Op. 6. The concerto bears the inscription Fatto per la notte di Natale ("Made for the night of Christmas"). It was composed around 1690, since there is a record of Corelli having that year performed a Christmas concerto for the enjoyment of his then-new patron.
Antonin Dvorak's Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81 which was composed between August 18 and October 8 of 1887. The quintet is acknowledged as one of the masterpieces in the form, along with those of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Shostakovitch.
John Eckhardt - Violin
Kim Duncan - Violin
Nora Williams - Viola
Martine Benmann - Cello
Scott Will - Piano
Tickets: Prices range from $12.00 to $20.00 in advance and $23.00 at the door.
Kaiser Wilhelm I Portrait - Restoration Unveiling Ceremony & Reception
15 December, 2013 | 2:00pm
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center has completed a nearly year-long restoration of both a large scale oil painting from the late 1800’s, as well as its elaborate frame. The frame was previously believed to have been added in Chicago due to its enormous scale and details.
During the restoration process, it was discovered that the frame was actually original to the painting, created in Berlin by the frame builders to the king. Visitors will enjoy documentation of the process as well as conversations with the artisans involved. The work will be on permanent display and visitors may enjoy the work during regular hours or by appointment.
Tickets: This event is free and open to the public.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a registered 501(c)3, donations are fully tax deductible.
Scharpenberg Art Gallery: Best of Show
18 October - 15 December, 2013 | Saturdays 11:00am - 3:00pm or by appointment
This is the second year that DANK Haus Literature & Arts Committee was an organizer of and served as an anchor gallery for the Lincoln Square Art Walk: Block by Block, a showcase for the artistic community of Lincoln Square.
The Lincoln Square Art Walk: Block by Block is a juried showcase of local artists in a rich variety of mediums and venues organized to highlight the vibrant artistic community and bring art to people where they live, play, work, and shop.
See the best from each artist that participated in this year’s Lincoln Square Art Walk. A collection of 24 fine art creations that represent painting, drawing, print making, photography, collage, woodworking, jewelry, textile, and glass.
World’s Winter Exhibit
DANK Haus is proud to be part of the Chicago Cultural Alliance's World's Winter exhibit - a multicultural exhibit comprised of 12 CCA Core Members and their winter celebrations featured in 6 pop-art window galleries, one shared walk-in gallery, and a variety of public programs taking place downtown and at Core Member sites. The exhibit will be complemented by holiday-themed tours, family meals, and craft workshops part of the CCA Experience Chicago program. In partnership with the Chicago Loop Alliance.
The German tradition of Bleigießen will be artistically explored in the windows of 210 N Wells, designed by students of the School of the Art Institute. Live demonstrations of Bleigießen are scheduled on December 19, 2013 at Adler After Dark and on December 31, 2013 at DANK Haus German American Cultural Center’s New Year’s Eve event.
Further information about the DANK Haus German American Cultural Center and the winter celebrations of German Americans will be featured at the walk in gallery at 23 E Madison.
The exhibit runs through January 14, 2014.
31 December, 2013 | 9:00pm
Ringing in the new year accompanied by The Polkaholics has become a tradition on New Year's Eve at DANK Haus.
The Polkaholics' repertoire is filled with songs that are all about FUN! Their glittery outfits and wild showmanship create an unforgettable party atmosphere. The songs are a collision of polka and punk and will make you sing along to tunes while dancing your shoes off.
And what would be a New Year's Eve party at the DANK without the traditional Feuerzangenbowle. Arrive early and you will see a tasting of a sugar cone soaked in rum, lit on fire and melted over a spice wine. Did anybody say vorglühen?
Welcoming 2014 at DANK Haus will also not break the bank - we are selling bottles of German bubbly (750 ml bottle) for only $30.
Moment mal, there's more! Each entrance includes raffle ticket to win an Epiphone guitar from The Polkaholics!
Early bird tickets are $10.00 for the first 200 guests, then only $20.00 thereafter. All tickets at the door are $25.
Attendees must be 21 years and older!
The event is a guaranteed sell out, so get your tickets now!
Call for Participation
In 2015, DANK will put on a new museum exhibit on the topic of "German Club as Family", how the club became a new, extended family in America. This will be part of a citywide exhibit for all different cultures developed in partnership with the Field Museum and the Chicago Cultural Alliance. If your German American Club would like to participate, please contact the DANK Haus Main Office. Read the full press release.