In Pictures: A Word on Art at Emory University
Our ‘A Word on Art’ series continued last week with a trip to Emory University to check out some rare original works by Martin Luther.
15 select Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta members and supporters were given this special opportunity to view and hear a presentation about a collection of rare, original works by Martin Luther and other Reformation theologians.
The presentation was held in the Pitts Theological Library at Emory University, the second-largest theological library in the United States with nearly 90,000 books in the rare collection alone.
The Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection consists of over 3,500 original works from the Reformation, all dated prior to 1570, and features the largest collection in the U.S. of writings of Martin Luther.
The works were shown and described to our members and supporters by Patrick M. Graham, Director of the Library. After the presentation, we were able to handle the books, look at the woodcut illustrations and examine the paper in original publications that were printed in the 1520s and 1530s.
All in all, this was another hugely successful ‘A Word on Art’ event. We’re already planning our next one so stay tuned if you want to be involved!