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In 1516, Erasmus of Rotterdam’s critical edition of the Greek New Testament with a new Latin translation came out in Basel. Five hundred years after this consequential publication, the exhibition explores the transformations of the image of Christ.

Press Release

In 1516, Johannes Froben in Basel printed the new translation of the Greek New Testament by Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466–1536). The City of Basel celebrates the 500th anniversary of this epoch-making publication with a series of exhibitions and special events. Scheduled to open this fall, the Kunstmuseum’s contribution, the exhibition “Archaeology of Salvation “,will examine the image of Christ …

In 1516, Johannes Froben in Basel printed the new translation of the Greek New Testament by Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466–1536). The City of Basel celebrates the 500th anniversary of this epoch-making publication with a series of exhibitions and special events. Scheduled to open this fall, the Kunstmuseum’s contribution, the exhibition “Archaeology of Salvation “,will examine the image of Christ that informed the faith of Erasmus and his society and explore its transformations.

The point of departure for the selection is Erasmus’s deep-seated wariness of visual representation; as a scholar and …

Location

St. Alban-Graben 16/20
Basel, CH
Monday, Closed
Tuesday, Thursday–Sunday, 10am–6pm
Wednesday, 10am–8pm