Now in its 7th year, the “European Month of Culture” highlights the diverse cultures of the European Union Member States. Musical performances, art exhibits and tours, film screenings,and lectures take place at the National Gallery of Art, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Folger Shakespeare Library, NYU Washington, Dumbarton Oaks, EU Embassies, EU Cultural Institutes, and other venues.

To many people the European Union may seem like an abstract idea; yet, there is no better way to illustrate the European ideal of joining forces, than to combine the rich heritage of each country into a month of cultural offerings. These events radiate out from Europe Day (May 9), which commemorates the historic Declaration that led to the formation of the EU. “United in Diversity”, the EU motto, is exemplified beautifully by the talents of the many artists who offer their gifts to the Washington community and visitors.

Partners European Month of Culture

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the participating Embassies of the EU would like to extend their deep appreciation to the outstanding institutions that generously support this project:

European Month of Culture NYC!

For the second year Origin Theatre Company is partnering with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States to offer EUMoC events in New York City!  Their festival of programs showcases the diversity of European culture through a series of unique cultural events.  This city-wide sister festival is presented in partnership with numerous European consulates and cultural institutions and U.S. arts organizations.  Offerings include performances, literary events, lectures, films master classes, new play readings and more.  For a listing of events visit