Current Exhibitions

Beethoven's Biography: The Primary Sources

July 31, 2019 - August 23, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Beethoven Center, Room 580
Current hours

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

Watch the informational video about our recent "Art of Biography" exhibition.


                                             Thayer's Travel Document



See visitor information for directions and parking 


Sponsored by a San Jose State University Artistic Excellence Programming Grant, and SVCreates.

Curated by Patricia Stroh, with assistance from Dr. Erica Buurman and Dr. Grant Cook

 Thanks also for assistance from our graphic designer Emma Spitzer, as well as Dr. William George, Eric Gjovaag, Dulce Hernandez, Bruce Lackovic, Fred Saunders, and Janice Zelaya


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.