February 6-April 6, 2017:Beethoven in the Country
Exploring Beethoven's relationship with Baden, Heiligenstadt, Döbling, and other Country Villages, featuring new acquisitions
April 7-June 30, 2017:Beethoven@Home
The title of our exhibit conjures up images of coziness and comfort, of a place where Beethoven’s mind found peace and he allowed his creativity to soar. But was Beethoven ever really “at home?” After settling in Vienna in 1792, he moved nearly fifty times, not counting his travels and occasional stays with friends and family. In a way, he was homeless, ever depending on others to help him find him the “right” place to live. Frequently dissatisfied, he rarely stayed in one place for more than two years. Many times he kept lodgings in the city but escaped to the country in the summers in search of peace and quiet, and to restore his health. As with many artists of his time—and today—his main desire was to find a place where he could nurture his creative ideas without the troublesome distractions of domestic life.
This exhibit traces Beethoven’s pursuit of “home” in and around Vienna.
Funded in part by through grants from the City of San Jose (take pART) and the San Jose State University College of Humanities and Arts
Beethoven Center Exhibits at other venues:
Nothing currently scheduled.
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