Reformation Exhibition: The Man, the Message and the Machinery
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Saturday, November 11, 2017
Curated by Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann and Dr. Charles T. Little
September 7 – November 11, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 7 at 7 pm
In 1517 an obscure monk residing in a small town in Germany started a social and religious movement that forever changed Europe and the rest of the world.
Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk of then little reknown, called for reforms in the Western Church by posting his Ninety-Five Theses on the doors of the Chapel Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Thanks to the recently created printing press, however, pamphlets and broadsheets reproducing Luther’s ideas for reform quickly spread throughout Germany and Europe. In today’s parlance, his message went viral and eventually led to the Protestant Reformation.
This exhibition will feature important works of art that illuminated and propelled the Reformation, as well as texts and machinery that aided in the rapid spread of Luther’s ideas. Works of art and other objects will be lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Bronxville Public Library and Donnelley Financial Services, among others.
To arrange a group tour outside of normal gallery hours, please contact Executive Director Elizabeth Vranka at 914.337.9300x2173.