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PLEASE NOTE: Our exhibition will be closed on October 6th and October 7th, 2022 due to an external event.

Meeting of Kennedy and Khrushchev at the Soviet Embassy in Vienna © John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston

Exhibition Opening "'Goddam Dangerous' 60 Years Later: The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited"

Friday, October 14, 2022, 7 p.m.

Welcome Remarks:
Dr. Meike Zwingenberger, Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus
Consul John Stubbs, U.S. Consulate General Munich

Dr. Andreas Etges, Amerika-Institut, LMU

This event does not require registration in advance.

60 years ago, in October 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of a nuclear war. The declassification of many secret primary sources in the past decades makes it possible to provide a much more accurate description and a deeper context of these decisive “Thirteen Days.” President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, who bear some responsibility for the dangerous crisis, tried to avoid a nuclear confrontation at all costs. They learned crucial lessons, started to build trust, and worked on détente agreements.

The Cuban Missile Crisis not only signifies the most dangerous confrontation during the Cold War, but can also help to learn about crisis management and crisis resolution that are once again of special relevance today.

The exhibition was curated by students of the Amerika-Institut of LMU under the direction of historian Dr. Andreas Etges, a leading expert on the Kennedy presidency, and in cooperation with the Museum Berlin-Karlshorst.

Photo: ©John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library, Boston

 Admission is free.

Saturday, October 15, 2022, through Friday, December 23, 2022.

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.

The exhibition is closed on public holidays.

Amerikahaus – Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations

Karolinenplatz 3, 80333, Munich, Germany

Dominik Raabe

Head of Programs – Culture and Politics


+49 89 552537-14

Milena Paschert

Program Manager – Culture and Politics (Stand In for Parental Leave)


+49 89 552537-13