A new exhibit of Concordia Historical Institute’s (CHI) 41 prints from woodcuts by Albrecht Durer is on display through 2011 at the Institute’s building on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Titled “Albrecht Durer: Master Woodcut Artist of the German Renaissance,” the exhibit marks only the second time that CHI has displayed its collection of Durer prints. They are from woodcuts in his Small Passion and Life of the Virgin series, which first appeared in book form in 1511.
Durer, born in 1471, was a printmaker famous throughout Europe for his woodcuts that primarily depict biblical scenes. “Praying Hands” is among his most well-known works.
A donation of $3 per person is requested of those attending the special exhibit of Durer prints.
Also currently on display in the CHI galleries is “F.C.D. Wyneken: The Thunder That Follows the Lightning” — an exhibit celebrating the 200th anniversary this year of the birth of the pioneer missionary and second president of the Missouri Synod.
An exhibit on the life of C.F.W. Walther, the Synod’s first president, is planned to open early in 2011, the 200-year anniversary of his birth.
CHI is the Department of Archives and History of the LCMS. Its museum cares for and exhibits artifacts and documents relating to the history of Lutheranism in America.
Exhibits at CHI’s building are open to the public during regular museum hours (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Central Time] Monday through Friday, except holidays). Only groups of more than 50 people need reservations for the museum exhibits, and reservations are required for all tours of the Synod archives there.
CHI’s museum at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis is open from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. Its more permanent exhibit traces the history of Lutheranism and the Synod.
For more information, call 314-505-7900 or visit CHI’s website at http://lutheranhistory.org.
Posted Nov. 4, 2010