Reformation Email Header 2017

curated by

Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann, Chair of the Theology Department and Assistant Professor of Theology at Concordia College New York


Dr. Charles T. Little, Curator Emeritus of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

September 7 – November 11, 2017

In 1517 a relatively unknown monk and professor residing in a small town in Germany started a social and religious movement that forever changed Europe and the rest of the world.

Martin Luther called for reforms in the Western Church by posting his Ninety-Five Theses on the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Thanks to the recently created printing press, pamphlets and broadsheets reproducing Luther’s ideas for reform quickly spread throughout Germany and Europe.  In today’s parlance, his message went viral.

This exhibition explores who Luther was, what he stood for and how innovations in printing enabled his ideas for reform to spread rapidly in the 1500s.

To arrange a group tour outside of normal gallery hours, please contact Executive Director Elizabeth Vranka at 914.337.9300×2173.

OSilas Gallery is grateful to the following institutions for lending works and objects to this exhibition: