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.
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.
The Beethovens on the Rhine: Exploring Beethoven's Love of Nature
January 21, 2020 - April 11, 2020
Learn about the Beethoven family in Bonn and the natural world of Beethoven's childhood home. In conjunction with the Pastoral Project (April 22) and the Nature Hike (May 9).
Beethoven's Chamber Music
April 20, 2020 - June 27, 2020
Explore the social history of chamber music-making in the nineteenth century and the central role of Beethoven's music. In conjunction with Chamber Music Conference (April 30 - May 2)
Beethoven at the Ball: Social Dancing in the Early Nineteenth Century
July 13, 2020 - October 3, 2020
Learn about the music, customs, costumes, and choreography of the formal (and less formal) balls during Beethoven's time. In conjunction with Beethoven at the Ball: Workshop and Social Dance Event (September 12)
Beethoven Anniversaries: Past, Present, Future
October 19, 2020 - December 23, 2020
Look back at past anniversaries to explores Beethoven's impact on history since 1870.
See also our online exhibits.