Friday, November 4, 2016

MIA exhibit offers unique look at artifacts from Luther's life

By Euan Kerr
Martin Luther by Lucas Cranch the Elder, 1528 Courtesy of MIA
MINNESOTA---A unique show on the life and times of Protestant reformer Martin Luther opens at the Minneapolis Institute of Art this weekend. The exhibition "Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation" displays artifacts from Luther's personal life, as well as art, books and religious items. The show will only be displayed in Minnesota, and only through Jan. 15. Many of us know the story of how Luther reshaped Christianity by nailing his 95 Theses to a church door in Germany in 1517. Luther wanted to challenge the sale of indulgences, which supposedly guaranteed quicker access to heaven. [link]

St. Mary's altar from the eastern apse of Naumburg Cathedral, c Picture archives of the Combined Cathedral Chapters of Merseburg and Naumburgand, the Diocese of Zeitz. Matthias Rutkowski | Courtesy of MIA