Past Exhibits

January 26 - May 29, 2013. Exhibit, "Beethoven's Vienna." King Library Special Collections exhibit hall & the Beethoven Center.

October 1-December 21, 2011. Exhibit, "America's Beethoven." King Library Special Collections exhibit hall & the Beethoven Center.

September 25-December 11, 2010. 25 Treasures for 25 Years. Exhibit celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Beethoven Center. King Library Special Collections exhibit hall & the Beethoven Center.

May 1 - August 1, 2009. Schulz's Beethoven, Schroeder's Muse. King Library Special Collections exhibit hall & the Beethoven Center.

August 16, 2008 - January 26, 2009. Schulz's Beethoven, Schroeder's Muse. An exhibit at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, California.

October 14, 2005. Spokane Symphony and Gonzaga University, Beethoven concert.

April 30, 2005. Santa Rosa Symphony Beethoven Festival.

December 10-11, 2004. Santa Barbara Music Club, Second Annual Beethovenfest.

May 2-4, 2003. "Beethoven and the Creative Process," a conference organized by William Kinderman and sponsored by the University of Illinois School of Music and the Spurlock Museum, Urbana, Illinois. An exhibit of materials loaned by the Beethoven Center was on display from March 29-May 4, 2003.

Feb. 7-8, 2003. "Beethoven: Resonant Genius," sponsored by Humanities West. Herbst Theater, San Francisco.

June 6-10, 2002. "Focus on Piano Literature: Beethoven." Symposium and exhibit sponsored by School of Music, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

January 3-18, 2002. Phoenix Symphony Beethoven Festival. Exhibit of materials for concerts featuring the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Symphonies.

October 23, 2000-April 20, 2001. Exhibit: "The 'Guevara Lock' of Beethoven's Hair." Beethoven Center, San Jose State University. Open 1:00-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free admission.

Exhibit, January 20-March 21, 1999, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California. "Beethoven: Musical Treasures from the Age of Revolution & Romance," displays objects from the collections of America's Shrine to Music Museum, University of South Dakota at Vermillion, and The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, at San José State University.

"Beethoven: The Age of Revolution and Romance." Festival and exhibit organized by the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art.

December 2, 1996-January 31, 1997. Composers' Autograph Letters from Beethoven to Zwilich. Beethoven Center.

March 19, 1996. Exhibit of manuscripts and first editions at Hunter College, New York, for the New York chapter of the American Beethoven Society.

March 12-April 5, 1996. Loan of materials for the New York Philharmonic Archives for an exhibit for the concert series of Beethoven's Piano Concertos, with Alfred Brendel and the New York Philharmonic.

February 10-18, 1996. Exhibit of materials at the Schubertiade, "Opposites Attract. Schubert and Beethoven," held at the 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts, New York, NY.

May 21, 1995. Exhibit for a concert by the Artaria String Quartet, sponsored by the San Jose Chamber Music Society.

October 13-14, 1995. Exhibit for the San Jose Symphony.

September 15-16, 1995. Exhibit for the San Jose Symphony.

February 5, 1995. Exhibit for a concert ty the Stanford String Quartet, sponsored by the San Jose Chamber Music Society.

January 15, 1995. Exhibit for a concert by the Anchor Chamber Players, sponsored by the San Jose Chamber Music Society.

November 13, 1994. Exhibit for a concert by the Streicher Trio, sponsored by the San Jose Chamber Music Society.

September 1994. Exhibit of first editions, facsimiles of manuscripts, and iconography at the Merkin Concert Hall, New York, New York.

April 14-17, 1994. Beethoven Festival, Historical Keyboard Society of Wisconsin. Loan of manuscripts, first editions, and iconographic materials for exhibit.

April, 1991. Beethoven Festival, Colorado Springs Symphony. Loan of three first and early editions, five reproductions of portraits and other illustrations, and exhibit cards for their one-week festival.

October, 1990. Beethoven Festival, New World Symphony, Miami, Florida. Loan of twelve first and early editions, two books, and Beethoven's life mask, for exhibit in the symphony hall during their two-week festival.

July, 1990. Beethoven Festival, San Francisco Symphony. Loan of manuscript facsimiles, first editions, and Beethoven's life mask for exhibit in lobby of Davies Symphony Hall during the three-week festival, which included an entire weekend devoted to the Missa solemnis.