Current Exhibitions

Beethoven's Hair: 

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.

Beethoven's CraniumThe Mind of Beethoven: Inspirations in Art and Literature

Featuring "Beethoven's Cranium" by Salvador Dali and other works


A Brief Biography of BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven

Featuring Beethoven Center collections

Explore original sources on Beethoven's life including letters, diaries, conversation books, and household records. 

Recent Acquisions

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
Current hours

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

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.