Religious Change and Print will be open December 23 (8:15am-5pm), 24 (11am-4pm), and 26 (8:15am-7:30pm). The exhibition closes at 7:30pm on December 27. Plan your visit to the Newberry to see the exhibition.
Featuring over 150 objects from the Newberry’s collection, Religious Change and Print, 1450-1700 views the Reformation through the eyes of the people—clergy and laity, rebels and regulators, preachers and teachers—who experienced the social, cultural, and political transformations it thrust into their lives.
As battles for individuals’ souls played out across Europe and the Americas, the need to connect with audiences inspired innovations in writing, printing, and publishing. Early adopters of print used the medium to extend the Roman Catholic Church’s influence—or bypass it altogether. In the process, the intertwining of religion and print led to realignments of power that even revolutionaries had trouble keeping up with.
View the digital version of Religious Change and Print.
A number of themed tours of this exhibition are free and open to the public. Tours will meet in the Newberry lobby and then proceed into the galleries. We invite you to join us for:
- Printing History and Religious Change on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 4 pm
- The Reformation in Germany on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 4 pm
- Cambio Religioso en Latinoamerica / Religious Change in Latin America on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 2 pm
- Religious Life in Renaissance Italy on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 4 pm
Guided Public Tours
Guided public tours of this exhibition are free and open to the public, and do not require advance registration. Tours will meet in the Newberry lobby and then proceed into the galleries.
- Saturday, September 30, 11:30 am
- Wednesday, October 18, 6 pm
- Thursday, November 30, 6 pm
If you are interested in scheduling a private group tour, please contact Christopher Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 255-3514. Please note that we request a fee of $5 per person for guided group tours.
This exhibition is part of Religious Change, 1450 - 1700, a multidisciplinary project exploring how religion and print made the medieval world modern. The project is generously supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.