On view September 7 – November 9, 2017
Closing reception Saturday, November 4, 6-8 p.m.
To coincide with the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the William Rolland Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition from the collection of Chilean-born art collector Rodolfo Sanzana based on the Reformation.
Consisting of paintings, sculpture, and material culture, the works tell a story of life and art during the period before, during, and after Martin Luther nailed his famed 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle Church in 1517. Predominantly dating from mid-16th century, visitors can expect to see works produced by the artists or followers of Lucas Cranach the Elder, Rogier van der Weyden, Christoff Jacobsz van der Lamen, Hendrick van Cleve III, Marinus van Reymerswaele, Abraham Bloemaert, Sebastiano Ricci, Sebastian Vrancx, Mattäus Merian der Ältere, Johann Baptist Homann, and more.
Additional events on campus that relate to 500 Years of Reformation can be found here. Many thanks to Dr. Christine Sellin, Cal Lutheran Professor of Art, for her help in planning and execution of this exhibition.
Image: Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, 1472-1553), Katharina von Bora (Wife of Martin Luther), oil on panel, ca. 1505-1515, 10 x 13 inches. Courtesy of the Rodolfo M. Sanzana Collection. Photograph courtesy of Riley Studios, Los Angeles.