Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation

A private guided tour of an exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the revolution started by Martin Luther's 95 theses. Limited to 15. Post-tour gathering in museum café.

Like the recent Mia exhibit of art and artifacts from the Habsburg empire, this exhibit will appeal to both art and history buffs.

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. (From the Mia website)

For more information, see these reviews in the Star Tribune:

Minneapolis Institute of Art explores Martin Luther's legacy
Life of Martin Luther on display in rare MIA exhibit

Cost: $15, free to New and Recent Graduate club members. Ticket price includes the private tour and admission to the exhibition, at a cost less than regular admission.

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  • 6:00 PM enter Mia via the Third Avenue entrance
  • 6:15 PM meet the tour guide by the fountain on the second floor
  • 6:30 PM Tour starts
  • 7:30 PM Tour ends

Afterwards, feel free to gather and socialize in the museum café on the first floor.

If you go on your own, the museum advises purchasing tickets in advance and using an audio guide. Tours are available to Mia members. Click here for more information.

Where and When?


Thursday, 12/1/16 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm | iCal


Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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