Perhaps you’ve already made a pilgrimage to the Luther sites and wish to extend your celebration, or maybe a visit doesn’t fit into your schedule or budget. Either way, you’re in luck! Several other options allow you to commemorate the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation in the U.S. and even from the comfort of your screen.
Simplest, see the Luther sites virtually, via drone: http://www.dw.com/en/dailydrone-following-martin-luther/av-40137718
Today a Martin Luther hymn festival is taking place: https://wels.net/event/martin-luther-hymn-festival/
If you can’t make it there, this article explores Luther’s musical influence on the Reformation: https://www.luther2017.de/en/reformation/and-culture/music/martin-luther-father-of-songs/
For art lovers, exhibits have marked the advent of the Reformation. Some have concluded, but catalogues may still be available: Word and Image exhibit at New York’s Morgan Library http://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/word-and-image
Minneapolis Institute of Art: “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation”
Other exhibits are taking place currently, such as an unusual one in Wittenberg: http://www.dw.com/en/martin-luthers-influence-told-through-95-treasures-and-95-people/a-38843358
Check your local media for closer exhibits.
Westminster Abbey in London will hold a service commemorating the Reformation’s 500th anniversary:
Relive Luther’s path to the Reformation through recent documentaries:
PBS documentary: http://www.pbs.org/empires/martinluther/
Luther, the life and legacy of the German reformer: https://www.lutherdocumentary.com/
Rick Steves’ Luther and the Reformation: https://www.ricksteves.com/tv-programmers/specials/luther
A few days before the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, I’ll be launching my debut novel, Lucia’s Renaissance, in which one of Luther’s books plays a major role.
How will you celebrate this anniversary?