"HERE I STAND ..."
There are three exhibitions about Martin Luther in the USA:
- The most substantial exhibition of this project will be held at the
Minneapolis Institute of Art
. “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation”
will examine the life and times of Luther through the lens of
16th century artistic creation. Archaeological fi nds from the house of
Luther’s parents in Mansfeld and the Luther House in Wittenberg
(shown outside Germany for the fi rst time), will give visitors an
unparalleled view of Luther’s personal life. Masterpieces from the
heart of Germany, including extraordinary paintings by Lucas Cranach,
original prints, manuscripts and books, and monumental sculpture
will refl ect the fundamental innovations of the Reformation in art,
politics, religion, and every-day life.
- At The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY)
an exquisite treasure-chamber exhibition is being developed. Its focus will be on those events in Martin Luther’s life that were significant for the beginning of the
The visitor follows Luther from the publication of the 95 Theses
to the Diet of Worms to his translation of the New Testament at
the Wartburg and his subsequent work in Wittenberg. Numerous
manuscripts and important publications vividly illustrate the work
of the Reformer. Select works of art of the highest caliber emphasize
the key themes of the exhibition.
- At the renowned Pitts Theology Library of the Candler School of
Theology at Emory University in Atlanta
an innovative and unique
exhibition is being developed for the gallery’s 22 custom exhibit
It focuses on Lucas Cranach’s iconic Reformation image, “Law and
Grace”. With the help of many printed works from the Kessler
Reformation Collection and selected exhibits from the four German
institutional partners, it unfolds the iconography of the painting
and through this the essence of Luther’s reform: the concept of the
salvation of people through God’s grace alone.