CAS special programming for Mia's exhibit on Martin Luther
The religious revolution Luther launched in 1517 transformed not just the German speaking world but the entire Central European landscape. From Prague to Budapest, from Transylvania to Slovenia the changes the renegade monk initiated had a distinct and long lasting impact on the region. Even Vienna was at one point a predominantly Protestant city.
Join us at CAS this semester as we explore the history and legacy of this critical period through our speaker series and North America’s premier exhibition on Luther and the Reformation, "Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation" at Mia Oct 30 - Jan 15.
Wednesday, October 12, 7:30pm, 1210 Heller Hall
Thomas Rassieur, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Minneapolis Institute of Art
"Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation"
How have the greatest treasures of the Reformation come from Germany to Mia—and only Mia? What are the highlights and the back stories? Where do these cultural monuments normally stand? Why are they so significant? Tom Rassieur will take you behind the scenes to introduce the themes that tie together this incredible array of paintings, textiles, sculpture, prints, goldsmithery, furniture, archaeological finds, illustrated books, and documents. Luther provoked radical changes in religion, society, politics, and art. This talk will help you appreciate the challenges faced by those who lived at the time and how Mia’s exhibition reveals their struggles.
Tom Rassieur, John E. Andrus III Curator of Prints and Drawings, is Mia’s collaborating curator for “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation.”
Monday, November 7, 7:30pm, 270 Anderson Hall
Andrew Pettegree, history, University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
Thursday, November 10, 6:45pm, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Student tour of Martin Luther exhibit
CAS has arranged for a tour of Mia's exhibit for UMN students. Space is limited, registration details forthcoming.