Welcome to the GSNA

The Goethe Society of North America (GSNA) was founded in December 1979 in San Francisco as a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of research on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832; pronunciation here) and his age. The impact of the work of the Society is considerable and demonstrates that in its relatively brief career it has become a major forum for constructive research within the international community of scholars of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

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Goethe in der Campagna
Goethe in the Roman Campagna, Johann Heinrich Tischbein, 1787, oil on canvas, 164 × 206 cm (64.6 × 81.1 in), Städel-Museum Frankfurt a.M.

Masthead: Detail of the “Color Wheel,” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Theory of Colors, 1810.