The Schindler-Moscheles Lock and Beethoven Portrait by Felix Moscheles and the Hummel Lock of Beethoven's Hair and Beethoven's Quill Pen
August 23, 2019 - December 21, 2019
See the hair and read the stories behind these two different special mementos of Beethoven.
The Mind of Beethoven: Inspirations in Art and Literature
Featuring "Beethoven's Cranium" by Salvador Dali and other works
A Brief Biography of Beethoven
Featuring Beethoven Center collections
Explore original sources on Beethoven's life including letters, diaries, conversation books, and household records.
Featuring the 1828 issue of the music magazine Cäcilia containing a Beethoven portrait and facsimile of an original Beethoven letter.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Beethoven Center, Room 580
Watch the informational video about our recent "Art of Biography" exhibition
See visitor information for directions and parking
Curated by Patricia Stroh
See also our online exhibits.
Guevara Lock of Beethoven's Hair
The "Guevara Lock of Beethoven's Hair," which had been on continuous display for twelve years, has been removed from the Center's exhibits for an indefinite period. Please stay tuned for updates on our hair exhibit page.