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Lucas Cranach and the Motifs of the Reformation

01.03.2016 bis 01.01.2018

Lucas Cranach the Elder, who was born in 1472 in Kronach, Upper Franconia, and died in 1553 in Weimar, and his son Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586) are considered amongst the most important... More information

Sensation – Propaganda – Resistance: Luther, the Pamphlet and the Consequences

01.11.2016 bis 31.07.2017

) “Martin Luther: To the councilmen of all cities in Germany”, Wittenberg, Lucas Cranach and Christian Döring, 1524 (Photo: German Museum of Books and Writing)
Historians agree: without the pamphlet, Martin Luther’s ideas would never have been able to reach and convince so many. So what could be more appropriate in the Year of Luther than to devote... More information

GIVING SPACE TO THOUGHTS. Artists Design Rooms for Contemplation

24.11.2016 bis 28.05.2017

“On this side”, Héctor Solari (Photo: Peter Fiebig)
Ten artists have been invited to design rooms for free, individual spirituality and meditation to mark the Reformation Jubilee. Their perspectives vary, from sensually touch-based and acoustic... More information

GOD’S WORK AND WORD IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES. Art in the Context of the Reformation

24.11.2016 bis 01.01.2018

Oath bible of the Leipzig council (Photo: Christoph Sandig)
The GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts will be presenting a new perspective on exhibits from the permanent exhibition, emphasising the context of the Reformation. Sculptures, goldsmiths’ works,... More information

Worlds of Belief

27.01.2017 bis 25.06.2017

Since the beginning of the Reformation in Leipzig in 1539, the Lutheran denomination has formed a stable basis for religious and social coexistence. Yet Leipzig has always seen itself as a cosmopolitan... More information

... in the language of the common people: Luther’s Linguistic Genius

01.03.2017 bis 01.03.2018

German National Library
No one has left a greater mark on the German language than Martin Luther. In his writings he provided the Germans with a common language for the first time – from the North Sea to the Alps.... More information

The Spirit of the Monasteries. Saxony’s Centres of Religious Intellect in the Middle Ages

09.03.2017 bis 18.06.2017

Manuscript with Franciscan Legends of the Saints, 1490, Franciscan Monastery Langensalza (Photo: University Library Leipzig, Bibliotheca Albertina)
The Reformation has roots reaching far back into the Middle Ages and would be unthinkable without monastic protagonists such as the “errant monk” Martin Luther. A good reason for the University... More information

Luther in Dispute. Leipzig and the Consequences

12.04.2017 bis 28.01.2018

Silver Luther Chalice, 1536, Leipzig Museum of City History ( Photo: Helga Schulze-Brinkop)
Lucas Cranach the Elder, who was born in 1472 in Kronach, Upper Franconia, and died in 1553 in Weimar, and his son Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586) are considered amongst the most important... More information

Luther and Printing

01.05.2017 bis 30.09.2017

The Schwabacher – the most common typeface in Reformation printed works (Photo: Museum of Printing Arts, Leipzig)
Without printing, the Reformation would not have unfolded with the vigour that it did. Leipzig, an important centre for printing even in the early days of the Reformation, played a vital role... More information

Leipzig University in the Age of the Reformation

25.05.2017 bis 07.07.2017

“And they brought the little children to him so he could touch them”, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1545, Art Collection of the University of Leipzig (Photo: Collections / Marion Wenzel )
Universities and schools of higher learning played a significant part in the dissemination of Reformation ideas. They were an engine for the modernisation of society in the 16th century. The... More information

Bach and Luther

08.09.2017 bis 28.01.2018

J. S. Bach, Cantatas BWV 62, 1724 ( Photo: St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig / Bach Archive Leipzig)
The Reformation was a vital cornerstone in European music culture and founded a unique tradition of Protestant church music that had a profound impact on Johann Sebastian Bach. His theological... More information

“The Office of the Church and Matters of Faith”. Leipzig and the Challenge of the Reformation

12.10.2017 bis 11.02.2018

The Creation of Eve, German Bible, Augsburg 1518, from the St. Thomas Church Library (Photo: University Library Leipzig, Bibliotheca Albertina)
Martin Luther’s criticism of the preaching of St. Peter’s indulgences marked the beginning of a struggle for the true faith and for the proper form of the Church, which would alter Europe... More information