(©Martin Luther Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress)
In the run-up to this year’s observation of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses on October 31, 1517, German and American partners collaborated to bring to the United States exhibitions of historically relevant artworks and objects associated with Luther and his contemporaries. Many of these items had never before left Germany.
The largest of the exhibitions, “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation,” took place at the Minneapolis Institute of Art from October 30, 2016 to January 15, 2017. This talk by eminent art historian and Minneapolis Institute of Art curator Tom Rassieur will address the formation of the exhibition and elucidate the stories they tell about people and events that radically altered the course of European and American history.
Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 12:30 pm
Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Building, LJ-119
101 Independence Ave, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540
The Reformation at 500: German Treasures in the USA
*Free and Open to the Public
*A Light Lunch will be Served
Presented in conjunction with “Martin Luther as Priest, Heretic, and Outlaw: The Reformation at 500,” a Library of Congress display on view in the Jefferson Building through January 1, 2018.