Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation

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Exhibition Overview

Five hundred years ago, one man took a stand that shook Europe and changed the world. Now you can see the story of Martin Luther and the Reformation brought to life through astonishing artworks and historical objects, traveling outside Germany for the first time ever. Luther used art and the newly invented printing press to challenge Europe’s leaders and spread a revolution of religious, cultural, and societal change. This exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, gold, textiles, and works on paper—as well as Luther’s personal possessions and recent archaeological finds—that shed new light on an explosive era and the man who ignited it.

This special exhibition is in a gallery with unique space limitations.  When planning your visit, if you or your guests require the use of a motorized scooter or other accommodations for accessibility, please call us in advance to reserve a time or make other arrangements. Any Visitor Experience staff would be pleased to help you. 612 870 3000.

The Life and Times of Martin Luther: A Global Perspective


image-1Martin Luther: Treasures of the Reformation serves as a complete catalogue of the exhibitions realized within the framework of the project “Here I stand…” It presents around 400 exhibits in pictures and writing, most of which are being shown abroad for the first time, in exhibitions in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and New York City in the fall of 2016.

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Organized in cooperation with the Minneapolis Institute of Art; Luther Memorials Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt, Wittenberg; Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin; Foundation Schloss Friedenstein Gotha; under the Leadership of the State Museum of Prehistory, Halle (Saale). Its realization has been made possible due to the support of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany within the framework of the Luther Decade.


Lead Sponsors:
John and Nancy Lindahl
The Hognander Foundation
K.A.H.R. Foundation
Bradbury and Janet Anderson Family Foundation
Jim and Carmen Campbell

Major Sponsors:

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Media Partners: Star Tribune logo

Community Partners:
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of South Minneapolis
Augsburg College
Concordia University ◆ Saint Paul
The Richard W. & Phyllis B. Duesenberg Foundation
John and Shirley Nilsen


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